PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and IO-Link news from around the world

IO-Link and PROFIsafe Events in Germany

Two successful events took place in Germany in September. A PROFIsafe user workshop hosted the PROFIsafe Working Group, 12 exhibitors, speakers and 33 workshop participants at HMS. Also, over 90 representatives from 43 international businesses gathered in Bad Soden for the latest IO-Link interoperability workshop.

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25 Years of PTO and PROFINEWS

Here is the cover from the very first issue of PROFINEWS, 25 years ago. Like any good origination story, the idea for this newsletter was drawn up on the back of a cocktail napkin. How far we've come! We're celebrating with a look back and a look to the future. –Michael J Bryant

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IO-Link – A Key Component on the Path to Industry 4.0

IO-Link enables the Industrial Internet of Things and Industrie 4.0 by providing communications over the last meter, to the last sensors and actuators. The latest IO-Link member meeting generated a lot of international attention. Learn about the success stories, use cases, and development plans presented during the event.

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Digital Transformation Promotes Growth for PROFINET

Consistent digitalization and standardized horizontal and vertical data exchange are two main factors for comprehensive Industry 4.0 implementation. Robust, real-time capable communication technologies, like PROFINET, form the basis of such implementation. PI is following promising Industry 4.0 trends and recognizing what is relevant and vital for the sustainability of PI technologies.

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From Awareness to Competency: How to Get Educated

This month's issue of PROFINEWS focuses on the many learning opportunities available from PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) -many of which you may be familiar, and some you may not. Start with the basics and finish your journey with hands-on training from a certified PI Training Center (PITC). Learn More!

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Confirmed Quality with Automated Tests

During the development of PROFINET devices, developers and system testers have extensively used the continuously expanded Automated RT tester (ART tester) from PI. It increases the quality and speed of developing a new product due to its parallel use by the globally accredited PI Test Labs during certification testing.

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PROFINET with TSN Specification is Complete

We have reached another key milestone: PROFINET specification 2.4 has officially been completed. The new specification includes TSN capabilities and is the first TSN version of an open industrial communication standard! The full document is free to download for all PI members.

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