Posts Categorized: SPS2012

SPS 2012: Summary

My posts: The Show The PI Booth Member Booths PROFINET Faster PROFINET Chips PROFIdrive PROFIBUS and PROFINET in Process PROFIenergy IO-Link In the news: Automation World Industrial Ethernet Book The Instrumentation Signpost Blog And finally, this video from the PI… Read more »


SPS 2012: IO-Link

IO-Link also featured prominently in the PI Booth. Our relationship with IO-Link is a bit peculiar. The consortium responsible for IO-Link relies on the PI infrastructure. If you have not encountered IO-Link before, I call it HART for discrete because… Read more »




SPS 2012: PROFIdrive

PROFIdrive is an application profile that sits above the PROFIBUS and PROFINET communications protocols. It arranges the data in a consistent fashion to simplify the interchange of information. Drive vendors can choose not to use PROFIdrive, but then the drive… Read more »





SPS 2012: The PI booth

As usual the PI booth was well done and well attended.  In addition to the reception stand, the presentation theater, and the lounge, the booth sported functional areas for PROFINET PROFIenergy PROFIdrive PROFIsafe Process including PROFIBUS and PROFINET (and others!)… Read more »


SPS 2012: The Show

This year I am thankful that I got to spend Thanksgiving in the States and have turkey instead of turkey schnitzel.   Usually for Thanksgiving I’m in Nuremberg, but this year the SPS/IPC/Drives Show was the week after Turkey Day. This… Read more »