New Document Highlight

Are you aware of the many freely downloadable documents on the website? From guidelines, to system descriptions, to brochures, all topics are covered in a range of depths from introductory to advanced.

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Preview What’s to Come in 2019 & Beyond

2019 is shaping up to be a very big year –at least it is for PROFIBUS/PROFINET International (PI). With a number of major releases planned, now is the time to familiarize yourself with three major technological advancements that are finally coming into reality.

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IO-Link Safety – Standardized Master Interface

By the end of 2017, there were more than 8 million registered IO-Link nodes and the number is anticipated to grow rapidly in the forthcoming years. This is why the IO-Link Community has been systematically engaged with functionally safe communication.

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Industrial Safety After the Hype

It is interesting how Hype Topics evolve, and how some of them then vanish shortly afterward. Looking towards functional safety, it turns out that this is not to be considered a hype topic as such, but as a key ingredient for successful automation solutions.

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PROFINET and IO-Link Plugfests

Last June, more than 150 developers met at three different PI events focusing on PROFINET device development. Particularly, the PROFINET Plugfest was the ideal platform for knowledge and information exchange between developers. Also, an IO-Link Plugfest is scheduled for October 16-17 in Esslingen, Germany. Register Here...

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