Nov 5

Free Training Schedule for PROFIBUS and PROFINET in 2013

Eighteen free training classes are scheduled for 2013. There are two different curricula: PROFIBUS and PROFINET. Specific dates and venues are selected at least 30 days prior to the class. If you are interested in attending this year, bookmark this page and check back frequently for updates or subscribe to our newsletter. Attendees of each…

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Oct 15


GAM keynote by Ford Powertrain highlights importance of standardization in manufacturing SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, October 11th 2012: The 18th General Assembly Meeting (GAM) of PI North America, which took place September 26-27th 2012, benefited from “one of the most impressive PROFINET presentations I’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to,” according to Executive Director Michael J…

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Sep 5

Additional PROFINET Certified Network Engineer class added

Because PROFINET Certified Network Engineer classes for the rest of 2012 are full or nearly so, we have added an additional class. Scheduled for November 12 through 16 in Johnson City, TN, the class will provide a “deep dive” into PROFINET technology. Details and a link to registration are here. .

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Aug 15

The 2012 PI North America General Assembly Meeting

The 18th (yes, the 18th!) Annual PI North America General Assembly Meeting for PI North America members is to be held September 25 – 27 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge. It’s aim is to educate and inform about PROFIBUS and PROFINET technology and marketing. Get new ideas for your campaigns! Take part in our 2013 Road…

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Jul 11

Phoenix Contact Joins Board of Directors

Michael Rothwell, Phoenix Contact, Joins Board of Directors SCOTTSDALE, AZ – PI North America, the non-profit trade organization for PROFIBUS and PROFINET technologies in North America, is proud to announce the appointment of Michael Rothwell, Director of Controls and Industry Solutions (CIS) for Phoenix Contact, to its Board of Directors. The Board voted unanimously to…

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Jun 20

GE Intelligent Platforms

·        Local events designed to give technology and business leaders test drives of new wave of technology ·        Emerging technologies provide market advantage and risk avoidance ·        Cloud-based collaborative automation solution enables a totally new user experience   CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — JUNE 12, 2012—GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced the successful launch of its…

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Apr 29

How does PROFINET compare to other Industrial Ethernets?

How does PROFINET compare to other Industrial Ethernets? Attend the panel discussion at The Automation Conference where six Industrial Ethernets will be presented and iscussed. The conference will be held in Chicago on May 22 and 23. PI North America’s Carl Henning will represent PROFINET on the panel. For details, view the Ethernet Roundtable Press Release.

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Mar 16


2011 was an extremely successful year for the PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and PROFIsafe communication technologies. Over the course of 2011, PROFINET set a record with 1.3 million new devices brought to the market, expanding the installed base to 4.3 million devices. The number of PROFIBUS devices increased in 2011 by almost 5 million and achieved an…

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Feb 9

MinutePROFINET YouTube Channel

A new YouTube channel has been created by PI North America called MinutePROFINET. With it, we will describe features of PROFINET through short ~60 sec videos. As the series progresses, expect more technical aspects of the technology to be helpfully explained. Check out the first two, and subscribe: click here.  

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Jan 26

PROFINET Development Engineer Position Open

The PROFI Interface Center (PIC) in Johnson City, TN has an opening for a PROFINET Development Engineer.  The PIC is a certified test lab, competence center, and training center for PROFIBUS and PROFINET and works closely with PI North America.  Responsibilities will include testing PROFINET products and Consulting Support for PROFINET Technology Components.  The position…

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