SPS Report 6: Walking the Show Floor

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Although I spent most of my time at the SPS Show in the PI booth, I did get to visit the booths of some PTO members.  I already mentioned Stahl, WAGO, Siemens, and Phoenix Contact.  Here are some others:

HMS was showing the PROFINET relatives in their Anybus family.  These included boards for PROFINET RT and IRT and including one board with fiber optic connections:
HMS Anybus
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IXXAT was showing their Industrial Ethernet Module that supports PROFINET:
IXXAT Industrial Ethernet Module

Industrial distributor Anixter was there:
anixter450

Hilscher was showing their netX chip family which supports many networks including PROFIBUS and PROFINET:
Hilscher netX
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Turck was showing their PROFINET IO, PROFINET RFID, and PROFINET switch products:
Turck PROFINET devices

And last, but not least, a PTO member from the US, Real-time Automation with their new PROFINET product:
Real-time Automation PROFINET

I’m sure I missed some members, but it’s only a three-day show and on Wednesday you could barely get from one place to another!

–Carl Henning

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