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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Complex problems which arise in connection with Industry 4.0 cannot be solved alone. Sustainable concepts can only be developed with open solutions supported by a large majority of users, manufacturers, and user organizations. For this reason, PROFIBUS & PROFINET International is working intensively with associations like the OPC Foundation, Namur, AIDA, ZVEI, and ODVA.
Last month the IO-Link Member Assembly took place in Frankfurt, Germany. Dozens of members came together and learned about the new V1.1.3 specification and other future-oriented topics: wireless, safety, profiles, etc. Up next, join us at the IO-Link Interop Workshop in Germany in October!
Since the inception of PROFIBUS and PROFINET International (PI), one of the guiding principles has been to 'think globally, act locally'. What this means is, on the one hand, our technologies are centrally developed and standardized worldwide. On the other hand, a vibrant decentralized community exists to offer immediate support.