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Drive it Safe

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PI has released a new animated video showing PROFIsafe in action over PROFINET. (PROFIsafe works over PROFIBUS, too.) It presents the iPar Server for storing safety (and other) parameters. And it presents it more succinctly than I did in a… Read more »


Hanover Fair, News on Condition Monitoring

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With the PROFINET specification complete and stable, work continues on application profiles. An application profile standardizes the way data is sent and received to simplify user interaction; the underlying communications protocol is not impacted. As one example, PI is the… Read more »


Green, Green, It’s Green, They Say…

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Green, green, it’s green, they say… on the far side of the hill AND in Hanover and Stuttgart: On Wednesday, Winfried Kretschmann (center) visited the PI booth. He is Minister-President of the state of Baden-Württemberg and the first Minister-President in… Read more »


Hanover Fair, News

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Here are a couple news items from PI at Hanover Fair. PROFINET in Process PROFIBUS PA and PROFINET play well together, we are reminded. Our addition of functions such as CiR (Configuration in Run), Redundancy, Time synchronization, and Time stamping… Read more »


Hanover Fair 2014, PROFIpeople

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Some PI North America members have exhibits or will be stopping by the booth (Hall 9, Stand D68). Be sure to look them up. Many of our colleagues from the PI Support Center are there: here is Dr. Peter Wenzel:… Read more »


Hanover Fair 2014

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PI has a booth at Hanover Fair in Hall 9, Stand D68. Stop by and say “Hello.” (Not hello to me though. I did not make the trip this year.) So I am experiencing the Fair vicariously through my colleagues… Read more »


PROFINET Fuddy-Duddy

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A fuddy-duddy is someone who is old-fashioned and conservative almost to the point of eccentricity or geekiness. I fail to see how old-fashioned and geekiness can be used in the same definition. But I just used “fuddy-duddy” because it sounds… Read more »


Contracted Security

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Should securing your network follow the model of securing your plant?  Most factory security guards that I’ve encountered don’t work for the company that owns the factory; they’re contracted.  Should you contract securing your network?  You probably contract at least… Read more »