FEATURED ARTICLESin PROFINET
Managing Industrial Ethernet in the IoT Age: Simplifying EtherNET/IP and PROFINET Network Management
By Bill Lydon, Automation.com
Industrial Ethernet networks are critical to implement IIoT technologies, and uptime is essential for essential...
Rethinking Panel-mounted Push Buttons & Signaling Devices
By Bill Lydon, Editor
This year Siemens launched a new line of panel controls and indicators named the SIRIUS ACT. This product line overhaul was...
Profinet diagnostics: organisational issues
Control Engineering Europe
By Dr Christopher Anhalt, Softing Industrial Automation
There is no ultimate all-in-one tool that can automatically...
Profibus and Profinet troubleshooting
By Carl Henning
One of the strengths of fieldbuses and industrial Ethernet protocols in general, and Profibus and Profinet in particular,...
- PI North America announces GE's Rich Carpenter as newest board member
- PI North America concludes first PROFINET Plugfest
- FieldComm Group announces agreements in support of Field Device Integration technology
- Siemens upgrades Ruggedcom Elan software suite
- Industrial Automation BEIJING 2016: Solid growth for Chinese smart manufacturing
- EtherNet/IP leads Industrial network market shares
- CLPA and PI to cooperate on IIoT
- Endress+Hauser starts Open Integration partner program
- PI North America adds Barry Lynch to board of directors
- Harting adds Profinet to all products
- PROCENTEC opens office in Brescia, Italy
- Industrial networking trends point to global expansion
PRODUCT NEWSin PROFINET
Turck announces TX500 series of HMI PLCs
These HMIs are designed for use in small- to medium-size machines whose processes have to be controlled, displayed and operated locally.
Balluff introduces 4-port IO-Link masters
With their IP67 housing, these industrial Ethernet based IO-Link masters can be mounted directly on the machine closer to the sensors and...
Siemens announces Simotion Version 4.5
Version 4.5 has equipped Simotion with object-oriented programming (OOP) and communication via OPC UA (Open Platform Communications Unified...
Part of the ISA/O3neida series, this book discusses network systems in industrial automation and their features related to real-time and functional...
By Ron Mitchell
Profibus: A Pocket Guide is a simple and convenient reference to enable engineers and technicians to quickly retrieve the...
Elite adds Vibration Monitoring and Profibus Network health checks to its support services.
WHITE PAPERSin PROFINET
By Markus Bladh, HMS Industrial Networks
According to our latest market research, PROFINET and PROFIBUS are two of the most dominant networks on...
This white paper analyzes three diverse protocols—EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP and PROFINET—to assist users in selecting the ideal...
White paper describes the combining of PROFINET (PI) with PI PROFIdrive, PROFIsafe and PROFIenergy profiles to form a high-performance, flexible,...
CASE STUDIESin PROFINET
Windhoff Bahn-und Anlagentechnik used Siemens TIA portal to develop a solution for lifting trains which involves the use of lifting systems...
Pumps & Systems
By Matthias Borutta, Phoenix Contact
The Smurfit Kappa Kraftliner Piteå paper plant in northeast Sweden installed motor...
Process & Control Engineering
The Thompson & Redwood plant in Australia uses a S7-300 PLC with integrated Ethernet port connected to WinCC SCADA...