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2017, A New Start

It’s a brand new year. A time to reflect on getting to this point (briefly reflect, I opine). A time to plan for the new year. (Forget resolutions; they never get followed through. Plan instead.) That brief reflection: 2016 was… Read more »




SPS 2016: Around Town

Off-topic warning. To get discounted air fare I arrived in Germany an extra day before the show. After catching up on my email, I walked around Nuremberg. The Friday after the show marks the beginning of the Christmas markets in… Read more »



SPS 2016: Press Conference

PI also conducted a press conference on Wednesday morning of the show. Look for the details in PROFINEWS. Here are some additional details not covered in PROFINEWS: Process Automation PI has been working closely with NAMUR, the process users’ organization…. Read more »


SPS 2016: PI Booth

The PI Booth covered 3,500 sq. ft. and was themed “PROFINET – the Backbone for Industrie 4.0.” More details and a photo gallery will be presented in next Tuesday’s PROFINEWS. Last month’s PROFINEWS showed a 3D rendering of the booth… Read more »


SPS 2016: The Show

I’m just back from the SPS/IPC/Drives Show in Nuremberg, Germany. The show attendance and exhibitors were off just a little from last year, but still quite busy. There were 1,601 exhibitors, down from 1,668. Exhibiting companies numbered 523 from 45… Read more »


Low-lying Clouds

I once took visitors to see the Grand Canyon only to find it filled with clouds. Now we find low-lying data clouds, too. The recent ARC post The Power of the Industrial Edge reminds us that with increasing numbers of… Read more »