PI at Hanover Fair 2015

The PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) booth at Hanover Fair this year saw a heavy amount of foot traffic. News from the trade-show includes announcements about PROFINET testing, a new Regional PI Association (RPA) in Chile, new PI Competence Centers in Bolivia and Peru, and IO-Link node counts.  An informal, but more detailed look at the Fair is on the PROFIblog. (more…)

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IIoT and Industry 4.0 at Hanover Fair

The official theme of this year’s Fair was “Integrated Industry – Join the Network” but the real theme was “Industry 4.0,” sometimes spelled the German way “Industrie 4.0.”  And PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and IO-Link feed the Industrial Internet of Things portion of Industry 4.0. (more…)

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PI Update: Free eBook, New Video, Social Media

This month’s PI Updates include turning a widely-read PROFIBUS book, Catching the Process Fieldbus: An Introduction to Profibus for Process Automation, into a free eBook, announcing a 25-year retrospective video, and PROFIblog posts about the Industrial Internet of Things and Hanover Fair including a look at the “lighter side”. (more…)

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