PI Brazil has had a full slate of meetings and activities including some featuring PI Chairman, Karsten Schneider. On November 9, PI Italy held their final PROFIBUS and PROFINET event of 2016 in the industrial district in southern Italy. PI Middle East is hosting another PROFIday featuring the food and beverage industry on November 15.
There are many new products to announce this month. Softing has introduced a PROFIBUS DP master for Xilinx FPGAs. Hilscher has announced a gateway to bridge Real Time Ethernet networks. Pepperl+Fuchs has introduced device libraries into its SegmentChecker. Comtrol has announced PROFINET certification for their IO-Link master. Siemens has released power modules for their drives, plus upgraded connectivity for their reluctance motors. Molex has introduced an IP67 PROFINET IO-Link master.