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The Data-Driven Factory

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Being in the business of moving data with PROFINET, references to the data-driven factory* appeal to me.  Appealing as that is, it’s an incomplete story.  Like a word-driven blog post.  Random words collected do not a blog post make. Random… Read more »



2015’s Most Popular PROFI Stuff

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It is traditional to spend time in January looking back and evaluating the preceding year.  In the world of PROFINET and PROFIBUS this was the most popular stuff from 2015: Web page: PROFINET Technology Everything you need to know about… Read more »


Getting Data to IIoT

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The Industrial Internet of Things (which is a subset of Internet of Things and a subset of Industrie 4.0) needs data.  The data can be used to analyze and feed back improvements to the process.  But how do you get… Read more »


PROFINET – Show Me the Money

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PROFINET can help you justify your project as these features have financial rewards: Feature: proxies. Benefit: Maps legacy networks into PROFINET using an open standard. The money: no need to rip and replace.  Leave your current network intact and add… Read more »


Picking PROFINET Cities

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PI North America chooses 16 or 17 cities around the continent for each year’s free PROFINET one-day training classes.  Here is our formerly top secret selection methodology: Never on a Monday… or Friday.  Students face an uncertain start of their… Read more »




SPS/IPC/Drives 2015 – Impressions

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This year’s SPS/IPC/Drives, in my humble opinion, was one of the most exciting ever. With so many important announcements going on, it seemed like a non-stop barrage of news. First was the announcement about cooperation with CC-Link IE. This cooperation is… Read more »


SPS/IPC/Drives 2015: the members

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There were quite a few PI North America members that had tables at the booth this year at SPS 2015. Here’s a list that sponsored tables: Molex Advantech Innovasic Phoenix Contact Siemens Belden Harting Procentec Murrelektronik Hilscher Mitsubishi ProSoft Comtrol… Read more »