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

PI North America General Assembly Meeting

PI North America celebrated 24 years at their General Assembly Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. The meeting updated members on the organization's initiatives, future plans, and technology trends. PI North America continues its mission to educate and assist.

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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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The Latest on PROFIBUS and PROFINET in Brazil

Associação PI Brasil has been hard at work producing new content like videos and animations describing the PROFIBUS and PROFINET technologies specifically for the Brazilian market. To wit, the seminal book 'Industrial Communication with PROFINET' is now available in Portuguese.

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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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