In Germany, the PI Konferenz saw record attendance. Also in Germany, Frank Welzel from HARTING was elected as a new member of the PNO Advisory Board, following the departure of Uwe Gräff, also of HARTING. Meanwhile in nearby Belgium, the IO-Link Group there held a successful exhibition at the Indumation 2019 Fair.
True to the motto “PROFINET - The Backbone of Industrie 4.0”, PI is participating with its joint booth at this year's Hannover Messe from April 1 to 5, 2019. The main topic for PI, the implementation of industrial communication for Industrie 4.0, is the core of the joint booth.
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.
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.
In this month's issue: Germany prepares for its biennial PI Konferenz in March, the RPA Chairman in Ireland receives an award of distinction, and in the USA, a series of training classes is announced.
The IO-Link Community met for joint testing at an IO-Link Plugfest at Festo last month. The event was a total success! Nearly 90 participants brought their latest products.
PI offers many different levels of training and events to learn about PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link. From the introductory up to the advanced, PI events are intended to be educational and informative. This month we highlight some of PI's no-cost events going on around the globe.
PROFINET is in demand in the water industry, especially in the context of Water 4.0 -the digitalization initiative of the German water industry. Read this application story from the Marienheide Wastewater Treatment Plant on their PROFINET installation and all the benefits it brought...