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Hanover 2015: Around the Fair

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I was able to get around the fair two ways this year.  One, I took two guided tours offered by the Fair (Industry 4.0 and Industrial Automation and IT).  Second, I always make it a point to visit PI North… Read more »


Hanover 2015: The PROFI News

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“Good News Is No News.”  The PROFINET and PROFIBUS news from Hanover Fair was slim… and that’s a good thing.  This means the technologies are stable and complete.  Although work continues “around the edges,” the core communications protocols are where… Read more »


Hanover 2015: The PI Booth

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I wish you could have been there to see and hear all about PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and IO-Link.  Since you weren’t, here’s the photo gallery (click to enlarge and start slide show): The PI Booth provided a great meeting point for… Read more »



Hanover 2015: The Fair

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Hanover Fair (Hannover Messe) took up all 5 weekdays last week.  (Many of us remember when it was longer with family days on the weekend.)  “Integrated Industry – Join the Network” was its keynote theme.  Phrases I heard during the… Read more »


Industrial Wireless: What to Consider

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Lots has been written in this space about using industrial wireless with PROFINET. This is mostly the ‘what'; this post is to address the ‘how’. “How do I implement industrial wireless in a PROFINET network?” Just to recap, while wireless is… Read more »


Tech Tip Roundup

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One of our favorite topics is tech tips.  We provide at least one in every issue of PROFINEWS.  If you are a subscriber, you have been kept up-to-date with tech tips.  If you are not a subscriber, subscribe here.  Then… Read more »


5 Simple Facts about PROFINET

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1. PROFINET is fast. PROFINET is as fast as you need it to be.  Different applications have different requirements for speed – many process applications are slow moving so updates in hundreds of milliseconds is fast enough.  Factory automation needs… Read more »


Choose the Network First

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In the Atlanta PROFINET one-day training class, someone was asking about using PROFINET with a controller that does not natively support it.  The unusual part of this is that only one controller maker does not support PROFINET natively (you have… Read more »