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10 Years of PROFIsafe

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Beginning in the fall of 1998, PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) achieved a milestone in industrial automation with its establishment of PROFIsafe. Impressive proof of this lies in the growth in the number of installed PROFIsafe nodes and systems. The… Read more »



Faster to Market with Industrial Ethernet

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The PTO announces a series of four PROFINET Developer Workshops to provide potential PROFINET developers with a wide range of technical information including PROFINET vendor presentations to help them select the best tools to develop their PROFINET compatible products. The… Read more »


2008 PTO General Assembly Meeting Scheduled

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The PTO 14th Annual General Assembly Meeting has been set for August 5-7 in Scottsdale. PTO members are invited to get more information and register for the event here. This year


Free Training Schedule for 2008

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The PTO and PROFI Interface Center will be holding one-day training classes throughout North America for the sixth consecutive year. There are 24 cities in the initial schedule.  Watch for more to be added during the year. There are three… Read more »


PTO Announces Webinar Series for Process

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Recognizing that not everyone can come to a city where PTO offers a PROFIBUS in the Process Industries one-day training class, the PTO has created a series of four webinars on the topic. The first webinar is scheduled for June… Read more »


PTO Reports from Hanover Fair

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The large international trade show in Hanover, Germany, featured many PROFIBUS and PROFINET products.  There was also much news about developments of the technologies.  If you were not able to visit the show in person, PTO



PTO Sponsors ARC Forum

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PTO is pleased to be an association sponsor of the upcoming ARC Forum. Please join your peers and ARC Analysts for ARC Advisory Group’s upcoming Forum entitled “Winning Strategies and Best Practices for Global Manufacturers”, on February 4-7, 2008 at… Read more »


PROFItech Certification Class Schedule for 2008

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The PTO and PROFI Interface Center (PIC) announce the dates for PROFItech classes, now beginning their eighth 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 »


Press Releases

CommDTM for PROFIBUS free-of-charge

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  CommDTM for PROFIBUS free-of-charge       NEWBURYPORT, MA -Softing, a leading provider of PROFIBUS technology, has announced a new version of its PROFIBUS Communication Device Type Manager (PROFIdtm). The new version 2.11 is free-of-charge and is available for… Read more »



COMbricks modular repeaters using ProfiTrace

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August 15, 2011 COMbricks – modular PROFIBUS Repeaters with Remote Diagonstics using ProfiTrace Grid Connect is pleased to announce the arrival of the new ProfiTrace™ software for the COMbricks™  product line from PROCENTEC.  Grid Connect is the authorized distributor for… Read more »





Updated Brad Direct-Link Industrial Ethernet Switches from Molex

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The B series Brad Direct-Link Ethernet switches feature new enclosure designs, broader operating temperature range and more compact 16- and 18-port designs.  They are ideal for industrial-control applications with complex networks, high data-rates and time-sensitive devices.   Built in accordance to UL508 and UL1604… Read more »


LIVE e-Learning for Profibus

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Automation Training LIVE e-Learning Classroom for Profibus Enjoy all the benefits of our hands-on PLC training using WebEx.  Use our software and equipment to interact remotely with Siemens S7:300/400 or Allen-Bradley ControlLogix/SST equipment while getting personal training from an instructor. … Read more »


Emerson adds Profibus to Rosemount 2051 pressure transmitter

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June 13, 2011 – Emerson Process Management announced the Rosemount 2051 pressure transmitter is available with PROFIBUS PA profile V3.02. PROFIBUS PA is the latest addition to the Rosemount 2051 pressure transmitter, which now includes a Local Operator Interface (LOI) option that… Read more »