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Nov 15

Free Training Schedule for PROFIBUS and PROFINET in 2012

Twenty one free training classes are scheduled for 2012. 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. Click here…
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Nov 1

Certified Network Engineer Classes for 2012

PI North America and PROFI Interface Center announce the 12th year of Certified Network Engineer classes. These fee-based classes result in certification of the student who passes the theoretical and practical exams. Three types of classes are offered: PROFIBUS DP, PROFIBUS PA, and PROFINET. Classes are held at the PROFI Interface Center in Johnson City, TN…
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Aug 19

PI North America to host 17th Annual General Assembly Meeting

PI North America will host its 17th Annual General Assembly Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ beginning October 4 and concluding October 6. It kicks off with a Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening and continues through a Thursday evening pool party. In between are reports, news, updates, and plans… not to mention plenty of opportunities to network:…
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May 4

Study confirms significant potential savings through PROFIenergy

A study by the Institute for Automation & Industrial IT, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, confirms potential savings of 50% or more during idle phases as a result of PROFIenergy. Up to now hardly any empirical values and only limited comprehensive data were available on the relationship between energy consumption and operating modes, especially with…
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Apr 4

GE INTELLIGENT PLATFORMS JOINS BOARD OF PI NORTH AMERICA

Scottsdale, AZ – April 4, 2011 – PI North America, the home of PROFINET and PROFIBUS in the USA and Canada, has announced that Bernie Anger, General Manager Control and Communication Systems for GE Intelligent Platforms, has been elected to its Board of Directors. The appointment follows GE Intelligent Platforms’ commitment to use PROFINET, PI’s…
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Mar 29

Thinking about adding PROFINET to your product?

Thinking about adding PROFINET to your product?  A new white paper in our resources section can help you.  HMS Industrial Networks wrote the white paper “Why It’s Time to Move to PROFINET”.  The paper highlights the success of PROFIBUS and compares PROFIBUS and PROFINET.  Highlighted features include Fast Start Up for sub-second restarts on tool…
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Mar 21

PROFIenergy Products Shipping and Towering PROFINET App Story

PROFIenergy products shipping, a towering PROFINET app story, 6 new products, and a help wanted ad are featured in this issue of PROFInews North American Edition. This issue also includes news from around the world, a PROFINET Design Guide, and social networking updates. The All Things PROFINET website growth is also reported. Find the issue…
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Mar 8

PROFIenergy and PROFINET in Process Automation Webinars

PI North America has scheduled live webinars covering the latest developments in PROFINET technology: PROFIenergy and PROFINET in Process Automation. PROFIenergy provides a unique method for reducing energy consumption during production pauses and providing the tools to shave peak power demand. Scheduled for April 20 at 2:00pm Eastern Time, the webinar will conclude with a…
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Mar 2

PI announces the availability of the PROFINET Design Guideline

The PROFINET Design Guideline provides support to engineers who have to design PROFINET automation systems. It facilitates the professional design of plants and serves as a helpful guide for the step-by-step design of a plant.   The information is presented in a brief and easy to understand way. A basic knowledge of PROFINET technology, electrical…
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Feb 17

Join Our PROFINET Group on LinkedIn

PI North America is helping to manage a LinkedIn Group devoted to PROFINET. Join us for news, application stories, and discussions about PROFINET: PROFINET Group.  
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