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SPS 2014 Wrap-up, photo gallery, and videos

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Here’s a directory to PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and IO-Link news from the SPS/IPC/Drive Fair: Blog series PROFINEWS (There is some overlap between the blog and PROFINEWS, but the blog posts provide more behind the scenes, first-person “reporting.”? New video from PI… Read more »


PI Press Conference – SPS 2014

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Wednesday morning Nov 26 at the SPS/IPC/Drives fair, PI held its annual press conference to announce the latest updates with respect to the technologies. Here are the highlights: PROFINET perfect for machine building PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) is pleased… Read more »


SPS 2014 – Around the Fair

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The SPS Fair is huge (22 American football field’s worth), so it is very difficult to walk it all. Instead I targeted a few members’ stands. I missed photo ops at the Balluff and Turck stands, but here are some… Read more »


SPS 2014 – PROFINET for Machine Builders

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Machine builders have long been using PROFINET. At the SPS Fair this year we paid tribute to them with a machine to print, build, and launch paper airplanes. Like many real production machines, this one had multiple modules. The three… Read more »


SPS 2014 – The Fair

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What had an area of more than 22 American football fields (including the end zones)? Yes, the SPS/IPC/Drives Fair. [Some more nomenclature: SPS is German for PLC. In German: Speicherprogrammierbare Steuerung.] The statistics: Exhibition space 117,800 square meters (over a… Read more »


SPS 2014 – A First Look

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PROFINET, PROFIBUS, IO-Link, PROFIsafe, and PROFIenergy were featured on the PI stand at SPS/IPC/Drives along with a combined PROFINET and PROFIBUS application wall for process. [Some nomenclature: “Stand” is typically used where Americans would say “booth.” So, we were “on… Read more »


SPS/IPC/Drives Show Is Now!

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Today marks the first day of the SPS/IPC/Drives Show and we’re there. Watch the Twitter feed @AllThngsPROFI for news, photos, and videos of the show in general and PROFINET and PROFIBUS news in particular. This chat between Dennis van Booma… Read more »