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This article features the latest regional and member news: Fluke Networks inaugurated a new Industrial Ethernet website; WESTCON Instrumentação Industria became a PROFIBUS PITC and PROFINET PICC; PI Brazil continues to drive PROFIBUS and PROFINET adoption; and much more...
Two workshops were held recently in India. The first, a two-day workshop in Bengaluru, focused on PROFIBUS and PROFINET troubleshooting and predictive maintenance. The second, a one-day event in Pune, also covered the role of OPC UA in PROFINET networks.
PI North America will host a PROFINET Plugfest again in 2020, on September 22-23. With two classes already in the books, its popular series of PROFINET one-day training classes is again already under way. Join us on the road!
There are over 3,000 unique PROFIBUS and PROFINET products on the market. PI-China will publish a PROFIBUS & PROFINET Products Catalog to help end-users find them. At the moment, PI-China is collecting PROFIBUS and PROFINET product information from the majority of its device manufacturers.
The Japanese PROFIBUS Organization (JPO) joined IIFES2019, the largest automation fair in Japan, from Nov. 27 through 29, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. About 50,000 people visited the fair over three days. Also there is upcoming training in Belgium, The Netherlands, the United States, and Singapore.
This month's issue comes full of international news: Italy concludes a successful workshop; PI Southern Africa is set to exhibit at Electra Mining Africa 2020; PITC UK says goodbye to one of their founding members who is heading for retirement; and the IO-Link China Community is officially established.
The variety of domestic Chinese automation vendors supplying devices with a PROFINET interface has exploded. This was recently exhibited by PI-China at the China International Industry Fair (CIIF) in Shanghai in September.