Future-Proof Industrial Networks

It’s an exciting time to be involved in industrial automation. New solutions are taking shape and stand to make automation networks easier to manage, faster to run, and most importantly, provide value like never before.

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PROFIBUS vs PROFINET — New White-Paper

This NEW PI white paper explores the differences and similarities of PROFIBUS and PROFINET. The material also includes an overview of technology adoption, migration strategies, and PROFIBUS to PROFINET proxies.

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New Marketing Flyers Released

PI presents new Marketing Flyers for Process Automation and PROFIdrive. With exciting advances planned in these areas (process control and motion control, respectively) during the upcoming year, these flyers provide a broad overview of the benefits arising from using our future-proof technologies.

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2017 Recap: TSN, OPC UA, & PROFINET

"The new PI booth had around 100 co-exhibitors, which shows the importance that members attribute to PI. Vendors, chip-manufacturers, or service-providers: they all see the value in being part of PI’s global community" commented Karsten Schneider, PI Chairman, after the SPS/IPC/Drives 2017 fair.

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PROFIsafe for OPC UA

PROFIsafe mechanisms are extending to OPC UA: users will benefit from an open technology and cross-manufacturer communication at the control level for both standard and safety-related data.

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Integration of TSN in PROFINET Makes Great Strides

PI is working towards a new paradigm... Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) integration into PROFINET. In the context of Industry 4.0, TSN is a hot topic and an opportunity for better integration of OT networks into the IT networks of companies.

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Joint PI and OPC Foundation Working Group Moving Forward

A lot of preparatory work has already been performed on the following use-cases: Asset Management and Diagnostics. Eventually, the activities aim to create a PROFINET + OPC UA companion specification by mid-2019.

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