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Full support for PROFINET over TSN

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Over the past two years, a wide variety of different experts at PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) have been heavily engaged with the integration of TSN into PROFINET, which is still the driving theme for PROFINET. This not only includes the working groups which created the specification documents and which actively supported the standardization work […]

Holistic and automated material flow with omlox

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Due to increasing and volatile demand in eCommerce, shaken supply-chains and labor shortages, there is a lot of emphasis on automation in intralogistics these days. Logistics companies are deploying automated guided vehicles, robots and invest in modernization of their IT landscape. Systems are becoming increasingly complex which poses the need for interoperable and open standards. […]

Expansions to TSN and security in PROFINET specification V2.4 completed

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Weber, 07/21/2021 Digitalization and Industry 4.0 are becoming increasingly tangible. PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) is making an active contribution in this area and is committed to comprehensive and practicable standardization of industrial communication, which is continuously evolving in line with progress in implementation, but also with the technologies used.  The second maintenance update of the […]

Ethernet-APL Technology Now Available: Standards Complete, Products Entering Market

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Weber, 06/22/2021 The numerous barriers to deploying high-speed Ethernet enabled instrumentation in hazardous process automation facilities are now resolved with the introduction of Ethernet-APL technology. Ethernet-APL is the new two-wire, intrinsically-safe physical layer suitable for use in demanding process automation applications.  Ethernet-APL’s benefits include dramatically improved communication speed, hazardous area reach, power to field instrumentation, and […]

Updates available for certification tools and GSD Checker

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Weber, 09/27/2021 The implementation of future-proof technology hinges on the integration of concepts – and the specifications based on them – into different devices from many manufacturers. This enables users to meet continually increasing requirements on efficiency and cost effectiveness, as well as to overcome new digitization challenges in systems and machines. For this, in turn, […]

New white paper released: “Information models – PI strategy for Industry 4.0”

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The new white paper entitled “Information models” describes their role within PI technologies and points out the path to implementation of Industry 4.0 applications. Weber, 04/12/2022 The classic communication landscape consists of cyclic data exchange between controllers and field devices, as well as data exchange for parameter setting, monitoring and diagnostics of the field devices. In […]

Impressive figures for PROFINET and IO-Link

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Weber, 04/25/2022 Despite more than two years of delivery issues and other uncertainties as a result of the pandemic, manufacturers of products using technology from PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) have reported very positive figures for 2021. This is especially true for PROFINET and IO-Link. In no small part is this thanks to years of consistent […]

“IO-Link Safety Certified Designer” training course

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Weber, 05/10/2022 IO-Link Safety expands machines and systems automated with IO-Link to include functionally safe components and communication. The latest version of the IO-Link Safety specification (1.1.3) and version 1.1 of the associated test specification with protocol and functional tests build upon the successful base technology specifications in the IO-Link 2020 package.   An English-language “IO-Link Safety […]