After 12 years at the helm, longtime PI Chairman Karsten Schneider handed over the reins to Xaver Schmidt, who was unanimously elected as the new Chairman. Topics like process automation and network security were focal points during the many discussions.
New products this month include: an IO-Link configurator from PocketCodr; IO-Link Masters and IO-Link Safety from Phoenix Contact; load cells with IO-Link from Mettler Toledo; functional safety and Ethernet-APL evaluation boards from MESCO; and indicators and converters for IO-Link and PROFINET from motrona.
With the number of IO-Link Safety applications growing, there is increasing demand for IO-Link Safety Certified Designers to help bring IO-Link safety related products to the ever-expanding market. Read about how this workshop helped fill the need for the IO-Link Community.
Sometimes wires just are not an option and there is a need for a wireless solution. Such is the case in this application story where an adaptive packaging machine required wireless to meet its performance goals. See how IO-Link Wireless helped meet the company's objectives.
The omlox ecosystem is growing and several manufacturers of omlox products met in Lemgo, Germany to test how their products work together. Check out the successes and results at this first omlox plugfest.
Mobile assets pose a tricky problem when it comes to reducing carbon footprint. Read about how the collaboration between ligenium, objective partner, TRUMPF Tracking Technologies, and Flowcate helps solve this problem.
This article discusses how to solve unauthorized access to manufacturing areas and ensure only the right people are carrying out the right tasks. A PROFINET backbone can be used to control access to not only to help reduce risk, but also contribute to maximizing productivity.
PROFINET One-Day Training Classes are a great way to learn all about the technology. Check out where we will be next and sign-up for the class in your area.