PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and IO-Link news from around the world

Ethernet to Field Instruments in the Process Industry

Ethernet-APL (Advanced Physical Layer) improves the value creation of your process system through the use of Internet technology and high-speed communication down to the field level. As a result, the installation, configuration and maintenance of instruments and automation technology are greatly simplified.

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Tapping Shop-Floor Data

At this year’s PI Konferenz in Frankfurt, a user complained that approximately 90% of the data accrued in today’s production process remains untapped. PROFIBUS & PROFINET International is tackling this problem by standardizing the interfaces and data coming from devices, cells, or machines.

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Trends to Watch in 2020 and Beyond

Understanding how the ‘black channel principle’ ensures safety-related messages get from their source to their destination and IO-Link’s role in simplifying the sensor-to-cloud connection are two trends to watch in 2020 and beyond.

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New Products – November 2019

November brings us half a dozen exciting new products –many from the machine-vision sector. Emerson, Eye Vision Technology, Festo, Leuze, Micro-Epsilon, and TSN Systems all announce their fresh new offerings.

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IO-Link and PROFIsafe Events in Germany

Two successful events took place in Germany in September. A PROFIsafe user workshop hosted the PROFIsafe Working Group, 12 exhibitors, speakers and 33 workshop participants at HMS. Also, over 90 representatives from 43 international businesses gathered in Bad Soden for the latest IO-Link interoperability workshop.

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HMI Design: The Key to Process Efficiency [Tech Tip]

Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) are functional devices in automation environments. They provide graphics-based visualization for both monitoring and controlling machines. Generally, some HMI designs are more efficient than others. This Tech Tip covers important considerations to design a successful HMI interface.

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New APL [Advanced Physical Layer] Video

This video is the final installment in the MinutePROFINET three-part series on Industry Foursight. APL is an exciting new technology enabling intrinsically safe Ethernet connectivity to instruments in hazardous areas. Watch this one-minute video and learn more!

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