Advanced digitalization is requiring that automation solutions – which previously functioned on a local scale – increasingly network the various different production plants at a site and across multiple sites, even beyond the boundaries of manufacturing companies. How can PI help?
With focus shifting steadily to environmentally friendly manufacturing, industry consortia are coming together to provide a common way to communicate energy consumption data for industrial automation systems. Here, PROFIenergy is key.
Recent events at Hannover Messe 2022 revealed the latest on PROFINET over TSN and progress towards a common TSN test plan for all industrial protocols using the IEC/IEEE 60802 TSN profile for Industrial Automation.
Lots of new products to announce this month from: Emerson, Softing, Deutschmann Automation, Advanced Energy Industries, Phoenix Contact, ifm electronic, Grid Connect, Real Time Automation, Pozyx, and NXP.
1. PI (omlox), AIM (AutoID), and the OPC Foundation (OPC UA) will collaborate on a 'Global Positioning' Specification. 2. A demo using omlox and VDA 5050 is orchestrating AGV fleet management. 3. Finally, omlox is maximizing forklift efficiency in a separate demo.
From 21-23 June 2022, PI will exhibit (Hall 1 - Booth 301) at embedded world, in Nuremberg, Germany. And from 22-26 August 2022, PI, together with ODVA and FieldComm Group will exhibit (Hall 11.0 - Booth C13) at ACHEMA, in Frankfurt, Germany.
Thanks to the VXLAN transmission technology, PROFINET can be used for communication over a private 5G network. This enables real-time communication and the use of a central control system for several mobile participants.
With the impressive growth of IO-Link, companies are now adding IO-Link Safety products to their portfolio and TÜV Süd has joined the IO-Link Community to support the certification of these devices.