Issue 127

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25 Years: The Right Decision Looking Forward
On March 27, 1990, the first General Meeting of the PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. (PNO) took place at which organizational matters were discussed and work began on establishing key committees and working groups. Back then, probably no one could imagine what was started. 25 years later…

Hanover Fair 2015
PI is exhibiting at Hanover Fair again this year, April 13 through 17. The 215 square meter (2300 square feet) booth is in Hall 9 at D68. There are 24 kiosks and hundreds of products from many manufacturers. It is situated directly on the “Automation & IT Tour”, which leads by way of a red carpet…

PI Conference 2015: Network of the Future
Who is more knowledgeable about industrial networks than PROFIBUS and PROFINET International? Reason enough to attend the PI Conference held once every 2 years. A variety of presentations and detailed technology-related workshops provided inspiration to the 270 participants.

Tech Tip: How PROFIBUS PA Profiles Work
Profile 3.0.2 defines the rules for PROFIBUS for Process Automation (PA). How can you use Profiles to your benefit in the Process Industry? Using Profiles gives the PROFIBUS or PROFINET devices a common framework for operation.

IO-Link: Did You Know?
Did you know that the signal quality of measuring sensors can be increased with IO-Link? IO-Link enables reliable, loss-free signal transmission from an analog sensor back to the controller.

PI Update
Updates from PI this month include:

  • New MinutePROFINET video
  • Creative blog posts on the IIoT
  • 2014 PROFIBUS & PROFINET node counts

Training and Events
Training events are available widely around the world. From free one-day courses, to certified week-long classes: dedicated PROFIBUS and PROFINET trainings show how easy it is to employ these technologies. Sign up today.

Regional News

  • Successful seminar in the Philippines
  • UK prepares its PROFIBUS Conference
  • Italy ‘gears up’ for three roadshows

Member News

  • PROCENTEC announces network auditing services
  • Softing provides an application story using their All-In-One PROFIBUS Tester
  • GE releases a white paper on advanced power management
  • Balluff provides a white paper concerning IO-Link implementation

New Products

  • Deutschmann
  • HMS
  • Laumas
  • Moxa
  • ProSoft
  • Siemens
  • Wago
  • Harting
  • Balluff
  • InduSol

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