30 Years of PI

30 years ago, in December 1989, PI was founded out of a research project, funded by the German government. What happened afterward is well known. A success story in industrial automation.

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PROFINET: The World’s Leading Industrial Ethernet Solution

Get up to date with the latest research from IHS Markit | Technology. Findings show the adoption of PROFINET in the industry. In terms of newly connected nodes, PROFINET represented a market share of nearly 30% in 2018, making it the world’s leading Ethernet-based communication solution for industrial automation.

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PROFINET + OPC UA = Predictive Maintenance at Audi
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PROFINET + OPC UA = Predictive Maintenance at Audi

Everyone’s talking about predictive maintenance. But, when it comes to implementing it in practice, many users often fail because they don’t have access to the right data. Enter: PROFINET and OPC UA. This application story from Audi demonstrates a successful case of preventive maintenance.

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IODDfinder – The Smart Solution

It does not get easier than this. With the IODDfinder, files arrive from the Internet automatically – no fuss, no muss. This Internet platform for IO-Link description files – has become an established name in the market in just three years.

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New Products – January 2020

This January, Lumberg Automation, Quabbin, SensoPart, Siemens, and Procentec introduce new products: bus couplers, diagnostics tools, I/O blocks, ethernet cables, and much more...

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Beyond the Basics: PROFINET Optional Features

Learn about Device Redundancy, Shared Device, Dynamic Reconfiguration, Fast Startup, iPar Server, and more. These features might help you with an application or give you a competitive edge! Join this live webinar on Thursday, February 13!

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In with the New, Out with the Old [Tech Tip]

A facility was mid-way through a long-term project to gradually upgrade the industrial network that formed the backbone of their manufacturing processes when the engineers started noticing some issues. Read this Tech Tip and learn how they overcame the challenges of a migration project.

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Training and Events – January 2020

The Japanese PROFIBUS Organization (JPO) joined IIFES2019, the largest automation fair in Japan, from Nov. 27 through 29, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. About 50,000 people visited the fair over three days. Also there is upcoming training in Belgium, The Netherlands, the United States, and Singapore.

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