In the process industry, and in automation technology in particular, digitalization is currently a hot topic where the goal is to be able to respond to plant and market events quicker and more effectively than before. This article sets the technological basis for digitalization in the process industry.
The program for the 6th ‘PI Konferenz’ is finalized. Topics such as TSN and OPC UA as solutions for the smart factory, real-time information availability, field-to-cloud data, security enhancements for secure communications, and reference to PI technologies are just a few examples.
Welcome to 2019! In the spirit of developing networks among colleagues and among automation devices, this month's issue focuses on PROFINET device development. Due to the rich community of solution providers and resources available to developers, adding a PROFINET interface to an automation device is both easy and future-proof.
The PI community supports developers worldwide and it is looking to continuously improve its efforts. Please fill out this short survey about PROFINET development. Your feedback will help PI assist you and other developers with proper training, knowledge articles, vendor support, and much more...
Generally, development tends to be faster for new devices if the wheel isn’t reinvented each time. The Easy Way to PROFINET brochure offers an overview of the development process and provides a list of solution providers for PROFINET integration.
Concepts like TSN and OPC UA are making headlines and the race is on to leverage each in order to gain a sustainable competitive advantage for Industrie 4.0. There's no silver bullet, but PROFINET plays a key role. Learn more about the Industry Foursight™ initiative...
For training classes, marketing, sales, or just for your own knowledge - PI has published many new freely downloadable documents. Check them out!
SPS fair just closed its doors and the year is coming to an end. It was an exciting one for PI. We made lots of progress in our working groups and in technology adoption. I invite you to read further in this issue of PROFINEWS to learn more. –– Karsten Schneider, PI Chairman