One of the biggest trade shows for the automation world concluded last week in Nuremberg, Germany. Almost 50,000 visitors visited over 1200 vendors during the three-day event. PI, the umbrella organization for global PROFIBUS and PROFINET Associations like PTO, had… Read more »
The PTO and PROFI Interface Center (PIC) announce the 2010 dates for PROFItech classes, now beginning their tenth year! PROFItech classes are offered for both PROFIBUS and PROFINET. Attendees who successfully complete the written and practical tests are rewarded with… Read more »
PROFIenergy is a new vendor-neutral energy saving profile for PROFINET, aimed at network-supported energy optimization in large manufacturing plants. The Automation Initiative of German Automobile Manufacturers (AIDA, comprising Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche and Volkswagen) asked PI to provide suitable network… Read more »
The PTO and PROFI Interface Center will be holding free one-day training classes throughout North America. There are 20 cities in the initial schedule. There are three different curricula centering on PROFIBUS, PROFIBUS in the process industry, and PROFINET. Specific dates… Read more »
The PTO and PROFI Interface Center (PIC) announce the dates for PROFItech classes, now beginning their ninth year! PROFItech classes are offered for both PROFIBUS and PROFINET. Attendees who successfully complete the written and practical tests are rewarded with the… Read more »
PTO in cooperation with the PROFI Interface Center has scheduled a webinar to introduce developers wishing to add PROFINET to their automation devices. The webinar explains concepts such as Conformance Classes and Device Types then outlines the development process. Details… Read more »
The white paper, PROFINET and IT, describes PROFINET in IT terms and shows how PROFINET relates to IT topology. The adaptations required of Industrial Ethernet for environmental and functional purposes are described. PDF.
North American one-day training classes for 2008 have concluded. This year saw over 2,100 registrants from 900 companies in 24 separate classes in 23 cities (we came to Chicago twice). There were 6 PROFIBUS in the Process Industries classes; 8… Read more »