How does open, integrated safety enable a competitive advantage versus traditional practices? And with the focus on safety increasing in recent years, is there a way to make safety easier to manage and deploy? Here follows a look at PROFIsafe -past, present, and future.
Not sure what PROFIsafe is or how it works? Need to get up to speed quickly on the world's most installed functional safety network? Here are some resources to gain more knowledge –from very short to in-depth.
How do you design a paint shop so it's safe for workers and workpieces? With PROFINET and PROFIsafe and a WiFi connection, ADAL Sp. z.o.o. was able to manage a highly complex application.
In the Food and Beverage industry, Gima SpA had a problem: they needed their new 590 Series rotary packaging machine to be both highly adaptable and very compact. How to merge these seemingly opposite capabilities? PROFINET was the answer.
New products are announced this month by Bihl+Wiedemann, Hilscher, SICK, Siemens, and Vivace.
Global news this month centers on events in the UK, the United States, Germany, and Italy. Industrie 4.0 enablers are to be featured at a PI event at Wrexham Glyndwr University. Free PROFINET one-day training classes resume in the USA following a summer recess. ABB will host German-language PROFIBUS DP / PA workshops in November. And an IO-Link workshop is planned for October 11 in Turin, Italy.
An FDI Plugfest was held in Berlin on July 13-14. Plugfests are a popular opportunity for members to test their FDI Devices and FDI Hosts together in an organized but informal environment. This was the 3rd such FDI Plugfest, with more in the works.
Resident PROFI-expert Carl Henning offers up some historical perspective on automation -50 years worth! Included are links to some of his more popular articles over the years... and a farewell.