Posts Tagged: PROFIenergy

SPS 2012: PROFIenergy

PROFIenergy is a big deal. It’s one of the really big benefits of using PROFINET. Products have been available for some years now and they are starting to appear in very large projects in the automotive industry. At the PI… Read more »

PROFIenergy News from SPS/IPC/Drives 2011

There were a few more PROFIenergy products on the PROFIenergy wall.  So while other Industrial Ethernets make plans we have members making products.  We used an automotive theme to help demonstrate PROFIenergy at the show. We even have a video… Read more »

Automotive Instigates PROFIBUS, then PROFINET

At the PI North America General Assembly Meeting last month we had an automotive theme.  This put me in a reflective mood, thinking about the roots of PROFI. In 1989 the German automotive industry asked the government to help them… Read more »

Quantitative PROFIenergy Energy Savings

In my last blog post, I mentioned that we were in Lucerne, Switzerland for the PI International annual organization meeting.  One of the presentations we were given was about a recent study conducted by Prof. Dr. Fritjof Klasen on PROFIenergy. … Read more »


I love to talk about PROFINET.  I’ve discovered that I’m even happy to talk about PROFINET if there’s a camera running.  We now have two YouTube channels that you might want to subscribe to: PROFItelevision and PROFIblogger. Here’s a five-minute… Read more »

Hanover Fair 2011 Part 3: PROFIenergy

Energy savings was ubiquitous at Hanover Fair this year.  In keeping with this theme, PI presented PROFIenergy.  We presented a PROFIenergy wall with background information about PROFIenergy and an interactive product display: For a video introduction to PROFIenergy, see this… Read more »

SPS Show Report 2010, Around the Show

Before I had time to leave the PI booth, at the Phoenix Contact station I was handed a Tiger chip.  Except they’re not calling it “Tiger” anymore; it’s just called TPS-1.  This ASIC is intended for simple PROFINET IO devices. … Read more »

Go Green for Money, not Image

I don’t do well with the whole politically correct thing.  In the one-day training classes we even talk about <gasp> multi-point grounding.  And we talk about the reasons to use PROFIenergy, including AGW (Anthropomorphic Global Warning*).  I guess I’m a… Read more »


Being unable to avoid leveraging St. Patrick’s Day (or at least St. Patrick’s Day ads), I have to talk about the “Saving of the Green.”  Specifically, I want to talk about how PROFIenergy can help save energy costs (and reduce… Read more »