Turning Data into Information: PROFINET as a Sustainable Network

In Industry 4.0 applications, converged networks add real value, especially IT and OT networks connecting seamlessly. TSN may well be helpful in overcoming hurdles in communication, but IT systems still don’t understand the meaning of individual pieces of data from the machine. Even more is needed.

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New PI North America Explainer Video: How Does PROFINET Work?

The factory floor is extremely complex! Thousands of interconnected devices, and PROFINET connects all of them through a common Ethernet network. For those new to the technology, it can seem a bit overwhelming. This video explains PROFINET in introductory terms for beginners. Enjoy!

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New Products – February 2018

New products this month include a PROFIBUS PA communicator/calibrator from Beamex, a PROFIBUS DP cable tester from Hi-Port, flowmeters with PROFINET from KROHNE, and compact wireless modules for PROFINET from Phoenix Contact.

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Tech Tip: Using Fiber Optics in PROFIBUS

While analyzing some communication issues in a customer's PROFIBUS DP network, we quickly realized that the bus parameter settings that were being used in the controller's DP Master configuration were the default values for the 1.5 Mbps transfer rate. Normally this isn't an issue, but in this case it was...

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Member News – February 2018

There is news this month from the following member companies: Acromag, HMS, Indu-Sol, HMS, piab, and Procentec. Stay up to date with the latest.

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