Mar 23

Record Turnout for Detroit PROFINET Training Class

Scottsdale, AZ

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Feb 10

New White Paper: PROFINET and IT

The white paper, PROFINET and IT, describes PROFINET in IT terms and shows how PROFINET relates to IT topology.  The adaptations required of Industrial Ethernet for environmental and functional purposes are described. PDF.

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Dec 3

Training Classses Conclude Successfully for 2008

North American one-day training classes for 2008 have concluded. This year saw over 2,100 registrants from 900 companies in 24 separate classes in 23 cities (we came to Chicago twice). There were 6 PROFIBUS in the Process Industries classes; 8 PROFIBUS; and 10 PROFINET. If you missed us in 2008, watch the web site for…

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Dec 1


The SPS/IPC/Drives Show was held in Nuremberg, Germany the week of November 24.  There was a lot of news about PROFIBUS and PROFINET at the show.  PROFIblogger Carl Henning reports in the PROFIblog complete with photos and videos.  Watch for continuing reports or sign up for the RSS feed.

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Nov 30

10 Years of PROFIsafe

Beginning in the fall of 1998, PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) achieved a milestone in industrial automation with its establishment of PROFIsafe. Impressive proof of this lies in the growth in the number of installed PROFIsafe nodes and systems. The total number of PROFIsafe nodes increased to 410,000 at the end of 2007. For the…

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Nov 26

PI Conference”Excellence in Automation”

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Jul 7

Faster to Market with Industrial Ethernet

The PTO announces a series of four PROFINET Developer Workshops to provide potential PROFINET developers with a wide range of technical information including PROFINET vendor presentations to help them select the best tools to develop their PROFINET compatible products. The workshops are designed for device developers, development managers and product marketers. Industrial Ethernet is a…

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May 30

2008 PTO General Assembly Meeting Scheduled

The PTO 14th Annual General Assembly Meeting has been set for August 5-7 in Scottsdale. PTO members are invited to get more information and register for the event here. This year

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May 21

Free Training Schedule for 2008

The PTO and PROFI Interface Center will be holding one-day training classes throughout North America for the sixth consecutive year. There are 24 cities in the initial schedule.  Watch for more to be added during the year. There are three different curricula centering on PROFIBUS, PROFIBUS in the process industry, and PROFINET.  Specific dates and…

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May 9

PTO Announces Webinar Series for Process

Recognizing that not everyone can come to a city where PTO offers a PROFIBUS in the Process Industries one-day training class, the PTO has created a series of four webinars on the topic. The first webinar is scheduled for June 25 at 2:00pm EDT. It will present an introduction to fieldbuses in general and review…

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