2020 Review: PROFIBUS & PROFINET International

If you want to sum up the year 2020 in buzzwords, six spontaneously come to mind: Corona, home office, uncertainty, cancelled, online, and together. Hear from PI Chairman Karsten Schneider on the year behind and the year ahead.

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New Products – January 2021

New products this month include: servo drives from Baumüller; IO-Link development kits from CoreTigo; compressed air from Festo; linear actuators from LINAK; valve manifolds from Parker Hannifin; industrial switches from Red Lion; and four new sensors from Turck.

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New Video: PROFIBUS vs. 4-20 mA

What are the differences between 4-20 mA and digital fieldbuses? How and when did the transition occur? This whiteboard animation video covers all you need to know about 4-20 mA and fieldbus communication.

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A Beginner’s Guide to PROFINET Webinar

Miss the "How PROFINET Works: A Beginner’s Guide" Webinar? Are you looking for an introductory course in PROFINET? This webinar will guide you through the basics of how PROFINET works. The archived version is now available for viewing.

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Because of 2020: Hybrid PROFINET Workshops

Most people agree that 2020 was not the best year on the books… However, it wasn't all bad. The pandemic forced us to do things differently, whether it’s working from home or not traveling as we previously did. Thus, the “hybrid” PROFINET Developer Workshop was born.

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Use the PI Product Finder

The PI Product Finder on the profibus.com website is a valuable resource for end-user manufacturers and device makers alike. It is a central database for PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and IO-Link enabled products.

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Resource Recap: COVID-19 Edition

Where can you find resources to learn when in-person training is not possible? It's not a new question –even before the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a strong desire from individuals, for whatever reason, unable or unwilling to travel for hands-on PROFIBUS or PROFINET training.

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