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Event Planning

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I’m using my time in the office for a couple weeks to plan for the next three months’ events.  You may need to start planning your attendance at some of these:    PROFINET one-day training events in Chicago, Portland, OR,… Read more »


PROFIBUS and PROFINET International

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Another week, another airport (Oakland).  The PTO hosted a meeting of our counterparts from around the world this past week and now I’m headed home.  Many of the 24 other Regional PI Associations (RPAs) were represented.  This was a great… Read more »


Mama Mia! What an assimilating event.

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Friday night and I’m happily ensconced in my home office with a chance to update everyone on the PROFIBUS and PROFINET aspects of the Siemens Automation Summit. There were two presentations that were designed to assist users in applying PROFIBUS… Read more »


Control Engineers Boo IT

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I’m in Las Vegas where we are exhibiting and presenting PROFIBUS and PROFINET at the Siemens user event.  At the Tuesday morning opening Tom Kopanski related a story told him by one of the editors attending the event.  At a… Read more »




Ethernet Basics

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Another PROFINET one-day class is finished.  Here in Newton, MA, the crowd was good and the exhibitors were legion.  There were an unusually high number of device manufacturers at this event, so we added a short overview of four of… Read more »



Industrial Ethernet Survey

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Network Vision, a PTO member, has some clever tools to help maintain Industrial Ethernet networks.  We demonstrate them at the PROFINET one-day training events to show how standard tools can help troubleshoot the PROFINET network.  They’ll be exhibiting at our… Read more »


Why Use Industrial Ethernet?

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One of the topics we cover in the PROFINET one-day training classes is the industrial automation trends that have led users to Industrial Ethernet.  And more importantly, the results they can expect in using Industrial Ethernet, especially PROFINET. We were… Read more »