The demand for industrial communication will grow enormously, including with regard to new applications. And Industrial Ethernet, which sits in the middle of this value chain, will play a big role with all these applications and is a crucial factor in the digitization of industry.
A new partnership between the IO-Link community and the mioty alliance aims to seamlessly integrate the mioty technology into the world of IO-Link with the aim of enabling low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) technologies for industrial IO-Link applications.
In addition to the standards and specifications available from PI, occasionally accompanying documents are often produced, for example as articles in technical journals or as conference papers. Regarding PROFINET Security and PROFINET over APL, these papers are now organized on the PI website.
When I first encountered the topic of IO-Link 18 years ago, uniform communication at the sensor-actuator level was at a tipping point. It was basically clear to everyone that you can only win with a uniform standard. We almost didn't succeed in creating the IO-Link you know today...
Ethernet-APL is an incredible advancement in networking. And the PROFINET protocol includes the features needed to operate a plant with maximum efficiency. Now let's look beyond what's possible at the protocol level.
The SmartFactoryOWL in Lemgo, Germany hosted not only a TSN Plugfest, but also an APL Plugfest. Everyone at both events learned a lot and came away with an understanding on what it takes to achieve the next level of success with these groundbreaking technologies.
Signing GSD files ensures authenticity and guarantees the integrity of the functional description of a device from the manufacturer. Read about the process and how the new GSDX files are generated.
After 12 years at the helm, longtime PI Chairman Karsten Schneider handed over the reins to Xaver Schmidt, who was unanimously elected as the new Chairman. Topics like process automation and network security were focal points during the many discussions.