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Mar 8

PROFInews North American Edition Issue 7 has been released

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Feb 24

PROFI Interface Center Presents PROFINET Training

The Profi Interface Center (PIC) is presenting a series of special hands-on training events in Toronto and Montreal. The PIC is the certified North American PROFINET Competence Center and the certified North American PROFINET Test Lab. Each full-day of training includes a morning of instructor presentation followed by an afternoon of hands-on experience. Topics covered:…

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Jan 8

New PROFItech Classes Announced

The Profi Interface Center and the PTO announce additions to the PROFItech program for 2006. Two additional classes have been added: PROFIBUS Installer

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Jan 7

Karsten Schneider leads the PIC

Karsten Schneider recently took the helm as leader of the Profi Interface Center (PIC). Karsten

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Sep 1

PIC helps with PROFINET

The PROFIBUS Interface Center (PIC) is now becoming fully involved in promoting and supporting PROFINET technology in North America. Since four of the leading automotive manufacturers in Europe, members of AIDA – the Automation Initiative of Domestic German Automobile Manufacturers – have publicly announced the adoption of PROFINET, we are beginning to see a great…

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Sep 1

A new fieldbus name in North America

A Board of Directors Meeting held during the PTO General Assembly meeting saw the PROFIBUS Trade Organization change its name to better reflect the confluence of PROFIBUS and PROFINET. After briefly considering re-naming it to the ProfiBusNetDriveSafe Trade Organization, calmer heads prevailed. Having long been called just PTO anyway, just PTO it is now ……

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Sep 1

PTO people

Filomena Wardzel, Automation Solutions Manager, Siemens Energy & Automation, has been appointed to the board of directors of the PROFIBUS Trade Organization (PTO). Wardzel joined Siemens Energy & Automation in 2000 and oversees the company

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Aug 8

General Assembly in August a success

The PROFIBUS Trade Organization held its annual General Assembly meeting in Scottsdale, AZ, in August 2005. Attended by more than 60 delegates from vendor companies, users, distributors, integrators and the PROFIBUS Interface Center (PIC) in Johnson City. The meeting was hailed as a great success. The PROFIBUS Trade Organization is shortly to be renamed PTO…

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Aug 1

Air Products uses PROFIBUS

The Air Products plant in Wichita, Kansas, has reduced material, labor and field installation costs by installing a SIMATIC PCS 7 control system from Siemens using PROFIBUS for field device integration.   Installed at the site’s North Plant in early 2004, this is Air Products’ largest implementation of fieldbus technology in the United States.  …

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Aug 1

PROFINET connects to AS-Interface and PROFIBUS PA

IEC 61158-2 and AS-Interface are coming soon for PROFINET. With the project to integrate Interbus into PROFINET completed, PROFIBUS International has turned its attention to the integration of AS-Interface and the IEC 61158-2 based PROFIBUS PA solution for process automation.   The IEC 61158-2 project will offer process automation plants an easy way to connect…

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