The just released node counts for our technologies again show the power of PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and IO-Link. They are developing very well, and as recent market studies have indicated, stronger than competing technologies. And this, after 30 years of PI! This is the ultimate proof that we made the right decisions in the past.
omlox, a fascinating new open technology, will enable a significant portion of Industry 4.0: The real-time location-based service. Smart location-based services in the industry can revolutionize factory design.
In a future-proof network, existing and new technologies function smoothly alongside one another. A good example is the combination of OPC UA and PROFINET. With OPC UA as middleware, data and information models can become object-oriented (the 'how'). PROFINET, takes over the supply of the data (the 'what').
PI has published the first OPC UA companion specification for PROFINET. This standardized model enables PROFINET devices from a wide variety of different manufacturers to transfer device data vertically. This specification is an exciting step, yet, it is just the beginning of PI’s strategy for vertical integration.
An intelligent, interconnected automation environment requires digitally connected systems and devices. Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) provides seamless Ethernet connectivity from the Enterprise to the Edge on a converged network to unlock the benefits of Industry 4.0.
One of the world’s largest beer manufacturing plants in Bannur, India was experiencing intermittent PROFIBUS communication losses in their packaging division. As is often the case, poor installation practices were found and corrected to bring the line back to 100% productivity.
New products this month include secure cloud connectivity on PROFINET interfaces from HMS Anybus, PROFINET servo motor dev kits from Festo, industrial network cable testers from Fluke, and ultrasonic cleaners with PROFINET from Weber Ultrasonics. Read on!
Should you use a managed switch or an unmanaged switch with PROFINET? It is your choice. You can employ managed or unmanaged switches. But, how to choose? This Tech Tip will help you make a decision.