IO-Link enables the Industrial Internet of Things and Industrie 4.0 by providing communications over the last meter, to the last sensors and actuators. The latest IO-Link member meeting generated a lot of international attention. Learn about the success stories, use cases, and development plans presented during the event.
Consistent digitalization and standardized horizontal and vertical data exchange are two main factors for comprehensive Industry 4.0 implementation. Robust, real-time capable communication technologies, like PROFINET, form the basis of such implementation. PI is following promising Industry 4.0 trends and recognizing what is relevant and vital for the sustainability of PI technologies.
Four IO-Link User Workshops will take place over the next few weeks in the countries of Hungary, France, Germany, and Italy. Additional workshops targeted towards IO-Link device manufacturers include an Interop and an IO-Link Safety Workshop, both taking place in Germany.
IIoT concepts are inspiring new business models. Manufacturers are asking equipment makers to help them improve machine reliability and production uptime. Ecoclean's innovative approach is breaking new grounds with remote monitoring and diagnostics services for PROFINET networks. Read this application story to find out what they achieved.
A national food supplier sought to expand its Florida, USA distribution center to match growing business demand. A PROFINET industrial Ethernet network was deployed to improve communications and optimize operational efficiency for $125,000 in annual energy savings.
The new “Cobre Panamá” project by Minera Panamá S.A. in Colón, Panamá will produce 300,000 tons of copper, 100,000 oz of gold and 2,500 tons of molybdenum every year. A series of successful PROFIBUS training sessions were conducted on-site by AUTEX-OPEN, a PITC/PICC based in Argentina, to get them ready for production.
The PROFINET Shared Device feature gives multiple PROFINET Controllers access to the same I/O Device. But what benefits might users gain by employing such a feature? And how would they do it? Learn about PROFINET Shared Device by reading this Tech Tip!