Aug 31

Formerly PTO

As we align our corporate identity with that of the international organization for PROFIBUS and PROFINET, PI (PROFIBUS and PROFINET International), we are now PI North America. Our new logo is in the upper left hand corner of the website. It uses the international logo and brings over the”North America” from our old logo. PI…
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May 19

Latest PTO Newsletter Features 11 New Product Announcements

PROFInews North American Edition issue 32 was published this week.  Check out the 11 new products announced and the North American PROFIBUS application story that integrates IO-Link.  For all the news, check the Newsletters menu item.  You can subscribe there, too.
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May 6

PTO Announces 16th Annual General Assembly Meeting

PTO will host its 16th Annual General Assembly Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ beginning August 3 and concluding August 5. 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
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Apr 21

New Ethernet Basics Webinar Available

Although Ethernet is becoming more and more prevalent in industrial automation, it can be difficult for a control engineer to find an Ethernet introduction on his terms.  This webinar fills that void.  A condensed version of our first three webinars, this one hour introduction will prepare you for understanding Industrial Ethernet.  More information and a link to registration…
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Mar 10

New Issue of PROFInews North American edition

Issue 31 of PROFInews North American Edition was published yesterday with news of a new webinar on PROFIsafe and a new white paper on PROFIenergy.  There are also three application stories.  See all the news on the Newsletter menu item.
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Mar 4

PROFIsafe webinar scheduled

PTO and the PROFI Interface Center announced that they have scheduled a webinar on PROFIsafe scheduled for April 1 at 2:00pm Eastern Time.  PROFIsafe will be explained and background on its permissible use in the US will be presented.
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Jan 13

New Issue of PROFInews North American Edition Published

What do a water system in Australia and a traffic control system in Norway have in common?  Both use PROFIBUS.  And stories about both are included in issue 30 of PROFInews North American Edition, published January 13. Other articles cover Saving energy costs with PROFIenergy How PROFIBUS PA Profile 3.02 simplifies replacement of process instruments…
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Jan 7


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Jan 6

One-day Training Schedule for 2010 Venue Confirmations

The PTO has confirmed some dates and locations for the 2010 no-cost one-day training classes.  The following venues have been confirmed, and registration for these events is open. March 2, 2010 PROFINET One-day Training Class- Atlanta Marriott Atlanta Gwinett Place , Atlanta, GA, USA March 10, 2010 PROFIBUS One-day Training Class – Albuquerque Albuquerque Marriott,…
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Nov 30

Trade Show Report about PROFIBUS and PROFINET

One of the biggest trade shows for the automation world concluded last week in Nuremberg, Germany.  Almost 50,000 visitors visited over 1200 vendors during the three-day event.  PI, the umbrella organization for global PROFIBUS and PROFINET Associations like PTO, had a huge booth that was very busy.  If you missed the show, you can still…
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