PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and IO-Link news from around the world

Regional News – January 2019

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.

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Upcoming No-Cost Training and Events

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.

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Water Industry Capabilities with PROFINET [Application Story]
Figure 2: PROFINET device in the field

Water Industry Capabilities with PROFINET [Application Story]

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...

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Regional News – August 2018

This month's Regional News comes from the United States where a new PROFI-related job opportunity is opening up, and from Germany where an IO-Link Wireless Workshop took place at the end of June.

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Upcoming Training and Events – August 2018

Upcoming events include the Automatik-2018 trade-show in Copenhagen, Denmark on Sep 11-13; an IO-Link Workshop in Graz, Austria on Sep 26; three technology workshops in Germany in October; and the PROFIBUS Group is hosting a seminal event on Oct 24 in Coventry, UK.

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IO-Link General Meeting Sets Course for Future

At this year’s IO-Link General Meeting on June 21, 2018, 70 members came together in Frankfurt, Germany to discuss the direction IO-Link will be taking in the coming years and to set the agenda for the future. A special presentation marked the Consortium's 200th member.

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Upcoming Member Events

The IO-Link Members Assembly is scheduled for June 21st in Frankfurt, Germany. The PI North America General Assembly Meeting is announced for September 12-13 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The PNO will host its 2019 PI Konferenz on March 19-20, 2019, also in Frankfurt (open to all).

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