"The new PI booth had around 100 co-exhibitors, which shows the importance that members attribute to PI. Vendors, chip-manufacturers, or service-providers: they all see the value in being part of PI’s global community" commented Karsten Schneider, PI Chairman, after the SPS/IPC/Drives 2017 fair.
PROFIsafe mechanisms are extending to OPC UA: users will benefit from an open technology and cross-manufacturer communication at the control level for both standard and safety-related data.
PI is working towards a new paradigm... Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) integration into PROFINET. In the context of Industry 4.0, TSN is a hot topic and an opportunity for better integration of OT networks into the IT networks of companies.
New products are announced this month from the following companies: BHL Nobel, GE, HMS Anybus, MESCO, Renesas, and Siemens.
Alarms, Diagnostics, Errors… these terms get thrown around a lot when people discuss how to communicate when bad things happen on the network. But what do they really mean?
A lot of preparatory work has already been performed on the following use-cases: Asset Management and Diagnostics. Eventually, the activities aim to create a PROFINET + OPC UA companion specification by mid-2019.
A new physical layer – known as APL (Advanced Physical Layer) – is being created for Ethernet-based communication in the field. As part of a joint project by well-known industrial companies and organizations, PI is taking the leading role.
17 One-Day PROFINET Training Classes are to be held in North America during 2018. After a successful 2017, PI continues further improvements towards PROFINET training classes.