Issue 68

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8 Go-To Resources for PROFINET

PROFINET has the largest installed base of any Industrial Ethernet. So you would expect that there are many resources available to help someone all the way through a PROFINET project. There are.

Benefits of a Common Successor to EDDL and DTM

The common successor to EDDL and DTM is FDI. Competing standards organizations worked together to provide a single, unified approach to configuration and asset management data packaging.

Herb Elliott Port and Rail Infrastructure

In western Australia, Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), the world’s fourth largest Iron Ore exporter, selected PROFIBUS as the backbone for its latest Rail and Port ship-loading facility.

Free PROFINET Training Classes Continue

Twelve down, five to go. Free PROFINET Training Classes, that is. These classes straddle the line between introduction and technical. So they’re suitable for a neophyte and a technologist.


As more factory automation and process control applications advance from serial fieldbus communications to Ethernet based communications, there is confusion about the truths associated with different Industrial Ethernet protocols.

Social Media: Engage

When it was time to go to warp speed, Captain Picard would command “Engage.” Our request of you is to engage… with us on social media.

Member News (Issue 68)

  • KW-Software is changing their name to Phoenix Contact Software starting next year.
  • Beamex announces a free web seminar covering pressure instrumentation and calibration.

Double-Tube Tunnel Opens to Traffic with Redundant PROFIBUS

The Pfänder tunnel is not only one of the most important motorway connections between Germany and Austria, but also uses redundant PROFIBUS masters to […]

World News (Issue 68)

PI has Regional PI Associations (RPAs) around the globe – 27 of them, some serving more than one country. The RPA in South East Asia, for example […]

New Products (Issue 68)

  • IP67 PROFINET switches
  • New PROFIBUS slave modules
  • Multi-protocol Ethernet I/O
  • PROFINET media converters

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