IO-Link has grown exponentially in many areas of industry and is implemented in a large number of products. I’m very confident that IO-Link will see further growth as a neutral PI technology in other areas of application outside of industry as well. The question is heard more often: "Is this device also available with IO-Link?"
Join us Wednesday April 6th for a PI International webinar on "Technologies for the Digital Transformation" –held twice to cover all timezones. And then join us on Tuesday April 19th for a PI North America webinar to get your "Top 7 PROFINET Questions Answered" by our resident PROFINET expert in this Q&A-style online discussion.
omlox opens up many new use-cases for AR in industry. Vendors can implement their own location-based services within the standardized omlox core-zone. Via the open omlox hub API, the content for AR is delivered, and via the open omlox air-interface, the absolute self-positioning of the AR device can be done in seconds.
Companies with new PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and IO-Link products to announce this month include: ABB, Omron, Norgren, Delta Line, HARTING, SIKO, Thermo Fisher, and Leuze. Learn more and see what's new.
Updates from PI Brazil: An Ethernet-APL Board has been set up to promote and support the technology in process automation plants; IO-Link teaching kits have been built and are ready for use; and a new Working Group has been formed addressing cables and connection technology in industrial networks.
What exactly is 10BASE-T1L, what advantages does this technology offer, and why is it a new standard? What Does 10BASE-T1L mean? Can I also implement the power supply to the devices via the two wires? Learn the basics and more in this article.
While fieldbus wiring has become decentralized, power supply wiring has stuck to the central wiring approach. New standards such as «M12-Power» now allow the power supply to follow the network wiring. This structured wiring for power and bus can be well described as «Power follows Bus».
Three diverse application stories are covered here: The use of PROFINET network monitoring in oil & gas facilities in the Gulf region; intrinsically safe PROFINET modules for mobile pilot skids in filtration systems; and the use of hygienic IO-Link capacitive sensors in the meat processing industry.