Board of Director Member Perspective

If you are designing your smart valves and smart transmitters, what communication mechanism do you plan to implement today or need to plan in the future? Jeff Besola, PI North America Board of Directors member, shares his perspective.

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“Now is the right time!”

The PNO will hold its seventh PI-Konferenz from March 15 to 18, 2021; this time, it will take place virtually. The guiding theme "Process goes Digital" addresses the many innovations and great progress in process automation in the era of digitalization.

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UWB Alliance and omlox Kickoff Collaboration

The UWB Alliance (UWBA) and the omlox community of PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) have signed a joint liaison agreement to work together in partnership on areas of mutual interest.

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New Products – February 2021

Companies with new products to announce this month include: Dunkermotoren, MKS Instruments, Pepperl+Fuchs, Phoenix Contact, SICK, Analog Devices, Softing, Carlisle, Columbus-McKinnon, and Yaskawa.

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PI-Konferenz 2021 “Process Goes Digital”

Join the 2021 PI-Konferenz virtually. The event will cover sessions on SPE and Ethernet-APL, IO-Link, omlox, information models, security, TSN, and 5G. The conference language is German and participation is free of charge. Register today!

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Upcoming Webinar: Guide to PROFINET Testing & Certification

Are you adding PROFINET to your device or machine? If yes, this webinar is just for you. It explains how testing and certification work, how to prepare for testing, and how to get a product certified. Also, we will provide suggestions and resources to complete the certification process with ease. Register here!

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Aluminum Wire Maker Benefits from Managed Switches

As an independent specialist for aluminum wires and rods, Drahtwerk Elisental is asserting itself in an intensely competitive global market. An important modernization milestone was achieved via automating existing machines with PROFINET and managed switches.

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Integrating Ethernet-APL into Process Instruments

PROFINET over 10BASE-T1L use-cases, including Ethernet-APL, continue to expand across process and factory automation driven by the requirement to connect more field devices to PROFINET networks. Different options exist for integrating Ethernet-APL into instruments depending on their size and capabilities.

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