PROFINET is gaining market share in the Japanese market, and the demand for deeper knowledge in the technology is growing. As such, the Japanese PROFIBUS Organization (JPO) is gearing up for a big year with new documentation, trainings, and a special event in May.
News from around the globe... the largest industry expo in Scandinavia, PROFINET training in Denmark, and PROFINET showcased in North Wales.
PI's newest Training Center and Competence Center in Argentina reflects on the process of becoming PI certified and future steps to educate the next wave of controls engineers.
Global news this month centers on events in the UK, the United States, Germany, and Italy. Industrie 4.0 enablers are to be featured at a PI event at Wrexham Glyndwr University. Free PROFINET one-day training classes resume in the USA following a summer recess. ABB will host German-language PROFIBUS DP / PA workshops in November. And an IO-Link workshop is planned for October 11 in Turin, Italy.
In Bangkok, a PI seminar drew big crowds, next up is Vietnam. In the USA, there is a series of workshops to “add PROFINET to your device in three hours” coming up in October. Australia looks back on their 2016 Automation Innovation Summit.
Accredited PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) Competence Centers (PICCs) provide high-quality support for PROFIBUS and PROFINET technologies worldwide. PI is very pleased with the continued strong interest on all the continents in adding to the list of accredited PICCs. In the past three months, three PICCs were established in South America, one in Turkey, one in Canada as well as yet another in Germany. And now in China.
When Fortescue designed and developed their Solomon Hub mine in the Hamersley Ranges, the scale of the project was impressive. At the time of their creation, the Firetail and Kings ore mines (together making up the Solomon Hub) created the world's largest PROFINET Industrial Ethernet network. This network played an enormous role in productivity and efficiency improvements.
News from around the world includes a new PI Competence Center and PI Training Center in Argentina, events in Brazil, and a Profibus & Profinet Day in Italy.