The IO-Link Community developed a method for implementing IO-Link into OPC UA in 2017. Learn more about the further seamless integration of sensor data into MES and ERP systems; currently being performed in the OPC Foundation.
There’s currently no shortage of new buzzwords in communications technology, which promise ultimate solutions for Industry 4.0 scenarios. One technology alone is insufficient for a sustainable, practical implementation...but do not worry! PI has a defined and consistent method to assess new technologies.
The combination of PROFINET plus OPC UA plus TSN provides a recipe for success as the boundaries between conventional ISA95 levels are blurring. PI is working hard to ensure our networks enable the future: Industry 4.0.
PROFINET is widely used in various factory automation applications all over the world, with products from a myriad of vendors. But how is this possible? Read this article to learn more about PI's support of interoperability.
In February, the first PROFINET Plugfest with special focus on High Availability took place in Amberg, Germany; a general Plugfest is planned for June. In North America, another PROFINET Plugfest is being planned to occur in the second half of 2018.
PI continues to support the integration of new technologies, such as TSN, but does not stop PROFINET continuous improvement and development. More on PROFINET IRT controller development...
In Industry 4.0 applications, converged networks add real value, especially IT and OT networks connecting seamlessly. TSN may well be helpful in overcoming hurdles in communication, but IT systems still don’t understand the meaning of individual pieces of data from the machine. Even more is needed.