Dec 8

SPS/IPC/Drives 2015 – Impressions

This year’s SPS/IPC/Drives, in my humble opinion, was one of the most exciting ever. With so many important announcements going on, it seemed like a non-stop barrage of news. First was the announcement about cooperation with CC-Link IE. This cooperation is singularly about the end-users, and making their lives easier. By specifying a “coupler” to connect machines,…

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Dec 3

SPS/IPC/Drives 2015: the members

There were quite a few PI North America members that had tables at the booth this year at SPS 2015. Here’s a list that sponsored tables: Molex Advantech Innovasic Phoenix Contact Siemens Belden Harting Procentec Murrelektronik Hilscher Mitsubishi ProSoft Comtrol This is by no means an exhaustive list of those that supported the booth, only…

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Dec 2

SPS/IPC/Drives 2015 – the PI booth

This year’s theme: PROFINET – The Backbone of Industrie 4.0 See below for a collection of photos from the PI booth at SPS/IPC/Drives 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany. After moving to Hall 2 last year, again the booth was located in Hall 2. The difference was, foot traffic was much greater than in 2014. Maybe people finally…

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Nov 29

PROFINET and OPC UA – Better Together

One of the big announcements at the SPS Fair last week was the increased cooperation between PI and the OPC Foundation.  This is benefitting users moving to Industrie 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things.  And the increased cooperation will improve that even more. Remember the FDI Cooperation?  PI, OPC, HART, Fieldbus Foundation, and FDT cooperated…

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