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

A Fairytale Lasting Since 1994

It all started in 1994 when Endress + Hauser Italia, SAIA Burgess Italia, and Siemens Italia founded what is now known as "Consorzio Profibus e Profinet Italia". This year the organization proudly celebrates its 25th year anniversary. During all these years, it has been a key promoter of PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and IO-Link technologies. Grazie Italia!

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PROFINET Plugfest at SEW-EURODRIVE: What a Success!

Enthusiasm in the PROFINET developer community’s well-established Plugfests continues to surprise us! Dozens of developers from different companies came together to test their new products. There was a special focus on testing redundancy features such as MRP, S2, and DR.

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IO-Link News – July 2019

Last month the IO-Link Member Assembly took place in Frankfurt, Germany. Dozens of members came together and learned about the new V1.1.3 specification and other future-oriented topics: wireless, safety, profiles, etc. Up next, join us at the IO-Link Interop Workshop in Germany in October!

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Brazil Takes Its Show on the Road

PI Brazil has made stops in its onsite workshop roadshow at Transpetro and ArcelorMittal in March. The events cover the full range of PI's technologies with practical demonstrations. Also highlighted in Brazil are specific trainings for PROFIBUS and IO-Link news.

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Regional News – April 2019

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.

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The PI Joint Booth at the Hannover Messe 2019

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.

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PROFINET Training – Anytime, Anywhere

PI Brazil has built a PROFINET Online Academy. It is a free, online webinar platform, organized into specific PROFINET topics covering the basics of Ethernet all the way up to best practices when developing with PROFINET.

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