25 Years of PTO and PROFINEWS

Here is the cover from the very first issue of PROFINEWS, 25 years ago. Like any good origination story, the idea for this newsletter was drawn up on the back of a cocktail napkin. How far we've come! We're celebrating with a look back and a look to the future. –Michael J Bryant

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New Products – October 2019

There are lots of new products to announce this month from the following companies: Balluff, Bürkert, Encoder Products Company, KEB, Micro-Epsilon, ProSoft, PROVERTHA, and Siemens. Learn more about these new PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and IO-Link products!

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Industrial Topology Options and PROFINET

Choosing the most suitable and efficient network topology is a crucial step during network design. This new White Paper offers detailed insights into industrial network topology options, their benefits, and challenges. Download the full document to learn more!

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New White Paper: PROFINET and Industrial Wireless

Wireless communications open up a variety of applications that are difficult or impossible with cabling. PROFINET enables wireless connections without limitations, even with safety messages. This White Paper introduces industrial wireless communications and describes wireless topologies and features available in PROFINET networks.

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Member News & Training – October 2019

Lots of member news and events this month: an-testlabs reaches a PROFINET test report milestone; an upcoming PROFINET in process automation workshop; a PROFIBUS troubleshooting webinar from Softing; and several activities from PI Brazil.

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Offshore PROFIBUS Troubleshooting [Tech Tip]

Located 3 hours offshore, in the middle of the North Sea, is a vast array of wind-turbines with a PROFIBUS network essential to keeping electricity flowing to their batteries. We received an urgent call from their engineer. The network had failed, no amount of in-house expertise could diagnose the problem - could we please help?

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Rotary Table Speeds Up Automated Grinder [App Story]

Improved surface finish and faster cycle times were high priorities in developing a new surfacing center with robot cell. Much of this success was made possible by strategically specifying pneumatic and electromechanical drives with PROFINET interfaces.

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