IO-Link and JSON

The IO-Link Community has published a new specification for easy data exchange. This specification describes how data can be exchanged by IO-Link over JSON REST and MQTT – fully in line with the transparent communication of Industry 4.0.

Continue Reading IO-Link and JSON
  • Post category:PI NEWS
  • Reading time:2 min(s) read

On Nodes, Numbers, and Industry 4.0

The just released node counts for our technologies again show the power of PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and IO-Link. They are developing very well, and as recent market studies have indicated, stronger than competing technologies. And this, after 30 years of PI! This is the ultimate proof that we made the right decisions in the past.

Continue Reading On Nodes, Numbers, and Industry 4.0
  • Post category:PI NEWS
  • Reading time:3 min(s) read

omlox: The Locating Standard of the Future

omlox, a fascinating new open technology, will enable a significant portion of Industry 4.0: The real-time location-based service. Smart location-based services in the industry can revolutionize factory design.

Continue Reading omlox: The Locating Standard of the Future
  • Post category:PI NEWS
  • Reading time:6 min(s) read

Vertical Communication in PROFINET Networks

In a future-proof network, existing and new technologies function smoothly alongside one another. A good example is the combination of OPC UA and PROFINET. With OPC UA as middleware, data and information models can become object-oriented (the 'how'). PROFINET, takes over the supply of the data (the 'what').

Continue Reading Vertical Communication in PROFINET Networks
  • Post category:PI NEWS
  • Reading time:6 min(s) read

First OPC UA Companion Specification for PROFINET Published

PI has published the first OPC UA companion specification for PROFINET. This standardized model enables PROFINET devices from a wide variety of different manufacturers to transfer device data vertically. This specification is an exciting step, yet, it is just the beginning of PI’s strategy for vertical integration.

Continue Reading First OPC UA Companion Specification for PROFINET Published
  • Post category:PI NEWS
  • Reading time:3 min(s) read

PROFINET to the Edge: Single Pair Ethernet

An intelligent, interconnected automation environment requires digitally connected systems and devices. Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) provides seamless Ethernet connectivity from the Enterprise to the Edge on a converged network to unlock the benefits of Industry 4.0.

Continue Reading PROFINET to the Edge: Single Pair Ethernet
  • Post category:TECH TIPS
  • Reading time:7 min(s) read

PROFIBUS at India’s Largest Brewery

One of the world’s largest beer manufacturing plants in Bannur, India was experiencing intermittent PROFIBUS communication losses in their packaging division. As is often the case, poor installation practices were found and corrected to bring the line back to 100% productivity.

Continue Reading PROFIBUS at India’s Largest Brewery

New Products – June 2020

New products this month include secure cloud connectivity on PROFINET interfaces from HMS Anybus, PROFINET servo motor dev kits from Festo, industrial network cable testers from Fluke, and ultrasonic cleaners with PROFINET from Weber Ultrasonics. Read on!

Continue Reading New Products – June 2020
  • Post category:PRODUCT NEWS
  • Reading time:2 min(s) read