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APL [Advanced Physical Layer] for Industrial Ethernet = Intrinsically Safe Ethernet 02 November 2020

Ethernet is the de-facto communication standard in enterprises, but it does not meet the needs of process automation without modification. Ethernet with an Advanced Physical Layer (Ethernet-APL) will enable long cable lengths and explosion protection via intrinsic safety with communication and power over two wires....

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Securing automation systems – a step by step approach 20 February 2015

The big problem when it comes to security for automation systems is that there are no simple solutions. This makes it all the more helpful when communication technology experts give users a hand by providing guidelines. Here, Prof. Dr. Frithjof Klasen of PROFIBUS evaluates some of the threats facing automation systems and possible ways to improve robustness, as well as giving details of new security guidelines. ...

Avoiding operational errors 03 August 2010

With its three-part Installation Guide, PI (Profibus & Profinet International) is providing support to plant manufacturers and operators for their planning, installation, and commissioning activities. Through proper concept planning and careful installation, countless operational errors can be avoided....

PROFIenergy ensures energy efficiency 25 November 2009

PI (Profibus & Profinet International) is introducing PROFIenergy - a trendsetting Profinet-based solution for energy management of production equipment....

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10 years of flexible functional safety 25 June 2009

Based on its openness and widespread installation, PROFIsafe is currently the global market leader with over 630,000 PROFIsafe nodes. Ten years ago, however, it was necessary to convince safety authorities, 25 renowned safety engineering companies, and users to accept the completely new technology. ...

One week to the Profibus User Conference! 10 June 2009

One week away from the Profibus and Profinet User conference near Stratford on Avon in the UK, and the event is set to be another great success, with many international participants and a good spread of delegates from all industries. Please read on...

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Book launch at Profibus Conference 06 May 2009

Siemens Milltronics, Canada is proud to present another edition to its library of technical books. Catching the Process Fieldbus: An Introduction to Profibus is written by James Powell and Henry Vandelinde, and brings the world of industrial communications to the beginner...

High availability and functional safety in Profibus systems used in process automation 27 April 2009

The topics of high availability and functional safety are important aspects of modern automation systems. With Profisafe, PI (Profibus & Profinet International) specified an ideal safety-oriented system which is being increasingly used in the field of process automation. PI has also worked out a solution for Profibus systems in regard to availability and specified it in their documents on redundancy. ...

Software for EDD engineering tools 31 March 2009

PI (Profibus & Profinet International) is providing its members with two powerful software components for distributing device descriptions based on EDDL. These include an EDD import library, which supports the development of IEC-compatible EDDs for Profibus PA devices and an interpreter software for these EDDs for use in engineering tools....

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Node growth exceeds expectations 30 March 2009

Profinet is experiencing a rapid increase in the number of installed nodes. With 1.6 million nodes by the end of 2008, previously unseen growth of 40% was recorded (there were 1.1 million nodes at the end of 2007). Profinet is thus the undisputed market leader in Ethernet-based industrial communication. PI (Profibus & Profinet International) estimates that the number will rise to 3 million by the end of 2010. ...