Issue 63

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Welcome to our updated PROFINEWS North American Edition!
We’ve given PROFINEWS North American Edition its first major update since publication began nine years ago. It’s such a major update that we’ve given it its own website: profinews.us. The new version includes embedded videos and slideshows. You can…

Softing Joins Board of Directors
PI North America is proud to announce the appointment of Ken Hoover, President of Softing North America, to its Board of Directors. The Board voted unanimously to approve Mr. Hoover’s nomination and he plans to attend his first Board…

One Day Training Classes (Issue 63)
We’ve completed four PROFINET one-day training classes to-date: San Diego, Birmingham, Houston, and Greenville. With well over 500 registrations to-date, we are off to a great start. But don’t worry, there are still 13 classes left: City Date Dayton…

Are You Certifiable? In PROFINET or PROFIBUS.
Then get certified!  Certified Network Engineer classes are offered throughout the year for PROFINET and PROFIBUS: PROFINET PROFIBUS DP PROFIBUS DP/PA May 12 June 9 August 11 June 16* September 15 November 3 December 8 Classes are held in…

Report from the PROFINET Session at ARC
Even though you may not have been one of the hundred in-person attendees at the PROFINET session at the ARC Forum, you can see all the presentations and the panel discussion right here. (A short report from the Forum…

Migrating to Industrial Ethernet
Manufacturing’s data-driven transformation For many people outside advanced manufacturing industries, any mention of the “shop floor” invokes mental pictures of loud, dirty and sometimes dangerous workplaces. But people on the inside of these industries know otherwise. Modern manufacturing is…

Honing Machines Connect to PROFINET
How one OEM found a solution for connecting to PROFINET systems anywhere in the world. Nagel Precision in Ann Arbor, Michigan is the U.S. subsidiary of German Nagel Maschinen- u. Werkzeugfabrik GmbH. They create machines for honing, superfinishing, and…

Social Media Update (Issue 63)
MinutePROFINET: PROFINET and Drives  new MinutePROFINET video has been produced, focusing on drive technology. Drives and motors are one of the fastest growing segments in industrial automation. So much so that it’s rare these days to find an application…

World News (Issue 63)
Embedded World opened its doors in Nuremberg, Germany recently and PI was part of it. The booth included how to use and implement the technology. And the booth was busy! In seemingly endless discussions we explained how…

Product News (Issue 63)
See the latest products available for PROFIBUS and PROFINET. Anybus CompactCom: Multi-Network Connectivity With an Anybus CompactCom integrated into a drive, it is possible to connect to PROFINET while supporting PROFIdrive, PROFIenergy and clock synchronous operation. Not to mention…

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