The buzzwords “agility” and “flexibility” are often justifiably uttered in the context of software engineering and, on a higher level, Industry 4.0. I also see the approach and attitude towards day-to-day challenges – as well as strategic ones – that define these terms as an aspiration and activity of our community.
New products this month include unmanaged switches from Phoenix Contact, fork light barriers with IO-Link from ipf electronic, cable/connectors/cordsets from Lcom, and economical radar antennas with PROFIBUS PA from Siemens.
In India, a leading e-commerce company was facing intermittent communication issues with their PROFINET-based drives in a number of their warehouses. It was discovered that not following proper installation procedures and not using industrially rated components proved to be the causes.
Will the penetration of Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) into industrial applications down to the lower field level displace IO-Link, or can IO-Link and SPE coexist? Could there even be a solution which combines the advantages of IO-Link and SPE? A concept study on IO-Link over SPE.
PI North America is proud to introduce an expansion of its website to the Spanish language. This expansion will allow it to reach a broader audience and provide key content for existing community members. Share this new resource with your Spanish-speaking colleagues: us.profinet.com/es/
What is the difference between PROFINET and Ethernet? Can you give us a PROFINET vs Ethernet comparison? We get these questions quite often. They can be difficult to answer because PROFINET and Ethernet are complementing technologies, not competing technologies. A new white-board video resolves these common questions. Watch it today!
PROFINET is opening up a world of possibilities in the Process Automation industry. This new technical slide set describes the challenges of process applications, the implementation of PROFINET, case studies, and much more. Download the document and learn about PROFINET in PA.
In this month's regional and member news: the next IO-Link Interop workshop is scheduled for May 2021; PI North America is ready to hold its General Assembly Meeting –virtually this year; and CoreTigo announces a new member of its board of directors.