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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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Aug 1

Automotive ad in Control Engineering

To highlight the standardization on PROFINET by leading German automakers, the PTO has begun running an ad in Control Engineering magazine. The ad will appear throughout the year.   Mike Bryant, PI Deputy Chairman and Executive Director of the PROFIBUS Trade Organization in North America said: “This decision by key players in the European automotive…

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Mar 1

NAMUR endorses PROFIBUS

The general assembly of NAMUR (the process control engineering interest group of the Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries), held in November last year, endorsed the use of PROFIBUS in the process industries.   In its ‘Fieldbus Experience Report’ NAMUR clearly identified ‘positive experiences’ in both planning and operations, citing the examples of Vitex system at DSM…

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Mar 1

Industrial Security Guideline published

A brand new guideline has been published by PROFIBUS International (pi), providing an introduction to network security and describing a ‘Security Concept’ for modern automation networks.   This Guideline is available free to members, from www.profibus.com. Non-members may purchase it from their local PROFIBUS Organization or the PROFIBUS International Support Center (Order No.: 7.002, Language:…

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Mar 1

German automotive companies back PROFINET

Four leading German automotive companies have stated their commitment to PROFINET, the Industrial Ethernet standard of PROFIBUS International (PI).   Speaking at a breakfast press conference at the SPS/IPC/Drives fair on November 24, 2004, representatives of Audi, BMW, DaimlerChrysler and Volkswagen said that the announcement will encourage supplier companies to introduce PROFINET-based systems quickly to…

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Feb 22

Tim Black joins board

Tim Black of Wonderware has been appointed to the Board of the PROFIBUS Trade Organization. Black is Wonderware’s product manager for extensibility products and has been with Wonderware since 2003. He holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University in Auburn, Ala.   “Wonderware is committed to promoting open technologies like…

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May 5

PROFIBUS installations surpass 10 million with growth expected to double by 2008; Ethernet-based solution introduced

Scottsdale, AZ — PROFIBUS International, representing more than 1,200 member companies worldwide, has announced that at the end of 2003 PROFIBUS devices installed in factory and process automation applications had surpassed a historic 10 million benchmark– a total substantially higher than any other fieldbus solution. On the heels of this announcement, the organization has also…

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Apr 4

Highly Dynamic Motion Control Solutions Now Also Available Under PROFINET

PROFIBUS International (PI) began work on the development of a high-performance realtime solution for highly dynamic motion control applications under PROFINET. This solution completes the existing Realtime Solution SRT (Soft Realtime).   By using SRT, PROFINET V2.0 took the first step towards a powerful realtime solution that can achieve cycle times of 5 to 10…

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Mar 3

PROFIBUS Bets on Open Engineering Solutions

The large variety of device types and device vendors, and the optimized adoption of complex devices in the plant continue to result in difficult and expensive device configurations that trouble contractors and end-users alike. In 1988, the ZVEI (Central Association of Electrical Industry) initiated a working group with the objective to specify a vendor-independent Field…

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Feb 2

PI, HCF and FF Pulling Together for EDD

EDD Technology will be well-rounded by the organizations HART Communication Foundation (HCF), Fieldbus Foundation (FF) and PROFIBUS International (PI) together. For the operation of instruments with different communication systems, a cooperation with the three major organizations was agreed beginning of February this year. The agreement includes the objective, to complete EDD Technology. A version of…

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