PROFIBUS turns up in the darnedest places. Over on the Health and Medicine Blog there is an article that just barely touches on PROFIBUS: “Advair GSK breathes easy with new inhaler line: robotics and ‘adaptable’ equipment help.”
What attracted my attention was the fact that GlaxoSmithKline has the same line in three countries: US, France, and UK. PROFIBUS support is readily available in those three countries (and many others). I know the directors of the PROFIBUS and PROFINET regional associations in all three locations. (I guess I better especially know the US one.) There are 32 PROFIBUS/PROFINET Competence Centers (PCC) in 18 countries and 7 PROFIBUS/PROFINET Test Labs (PTL) worldwide for certification testing. Add the 25 regional associations and you see why I say that PROFIBUS and PROFINET are the best supported technologies globally.