show report

Apr 10

Hanover Fair, News on Condition Monitoring

With the PROFINET specification complete and stable, work continues on application profiles. An application profile standardizes the way data is sent and received to simplify user interaction; the underlying communications protocol is not impacted. As one example, PI is the only organization that has created standards for taking information from the plant floor to production…

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Apr 9

Hanover Fair, News

Here are a couple news items from PI at Hanover Fair. PROFINET in Process PROFIBUS PA and PROFINET play well together, we are reminded. Our addition of functions such as CiR (Configuration in Run), Redundancy, Time synchronization, and Time stamping (Sequence of Events) and the proven standardized proxy solution for integrating fieldbus systems of any…

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Mar 19

Attend the PROFINET Session at ARC (Virtually, in the Past) Part 2

Picking up from yesterday’s video journey through the PROFINET session at the ARC Forum… Michael Rothwell, Director of Control and Industry Solutions at Phoenix Contact continues the Internet of Things (IoT) story: Chris Muench, the CEO of C-Labs, continues the IoT theme: David Greenfield moderated a panel discussion on PROFINET. Panelists included David Loveridge of…

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Mar 18

Attend the PROFINET Session at ARC (Virtually, in the Past)

Even though you may not have been one of the hundred in-person attendees at the PROFINET session at the ARC Forum, you can see all the presentations and the panel discussion right here. (The short version appeared in PROFInews North American Edition 62: PROFINET at the ARC Forum.)  Michael Bryant hosted the session which dug…

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Dec 6

SPS/IPC/Drives Show 2013: PI Booth 2

PROFINET and PROFIBUS at every turn… in the vendor kiosks and PI features around the PI Booth at SPS. Here’s a photo gallery “look around” (click to enlarge and start slide show): And finally, a shortened, but still boring, robot video: –Carl Henning  

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Dec 5

SPS/IPC/Drives Show 2013: PI Booth

There were familiar PROFINET and PROFIBUS features of the PI Booth: PROFINET Wall, PROFIBUS Wall, Forum, Lounge, and member kiosks. Here’s the overview: Let’s take a look around, starting with the PROFINET Wall: The PROFIBUS wall features a little PROFINET in process applications, too: Also on the PROFIBUS wall was an example of the ability…

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Dec 4

SPS/IPC/Drives Show 2013: Press Conference

The second morning, before the show started, was the PI Press Conference. Even though it is conducted mostly in German, the PI North America staff was in attendance. (Maybe you followed my Tweets live from the press conference: @AllThingsPROFI.) Karsten Schneider, PI Chairman, introduced the event with a reminder of the global strength of the…

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Dec 3

SPS/IPC/Drives Show 2013: News

Thanksgiving is past; Black Friday is just a memory. So, it’s time for the SPS/IPC/Drives Show wrap-up from a PROFINET and PROFIBUS perspective. This will definitely take a bunch of posts! There were several big news stories. Emerson was showing their redundant PROFINET module for DeltaV. This joins their redundant PROFIBUS module. This was their…

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Apr 26

Hanover Fair: News Roundup

After ranting just a little about PROFIpeople, I was called upon to introduce the international version of PROFInews.  I’ll repeat the introduction in the next PROFInews North American Edition.  And that introduction is about Hanover Fair so make that your first stop in the Hanover fair news roundup.  And it’s followed by even more information….

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Apr 25

Hanover Fair – A Look Around

PI was once again part of the Field Communication Lounge at Hanover Fair.  The Lounge covered almost 5,400 square feet and was shared with competing technologies, complementary technologies, and some that are both.  But let’s ignore them and look around the PI portion of the Lounge (click image to enlarge): A one-minute clip of the…

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