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PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) is the most influential interest group in the field of industrial communication. We network expertise, companies and people – regionally and internationally. Through our member companies working closely together ideas will become standards, standards will lead to innovative products, and innovative products will deliver powerful automation solutions for the future.

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In the second episode of the “Automation World Gets Your Questions Answered” podcast series, we explore the different types of industrial network topologies and how Ethernet and wireless networks are affecting them.

Ethernet’s Impact on Network Topologies

June 4, 2019
In the second episode of the “Automation World Gets Your Questions Answered” podcast series, we explore the different types of industrial network topologies and how Ethernet and...
Michael Bowne, PI North America

Understanding Network Protocols in an IIoT Context

May 10, 2019
With a better understanding of how protocols function, better decisions can be made about how to handle the data generated in smart factories.
This graphic illustrates the areas in which Siemens will use TSN with Profinet and OPC UA to deliver reliable machine to machine and vertical communication from the field level to the cloud.

Siemens' TSN Strategy via Profinet and OPC UA

July 3, 2018
Siemens' real-time networking strategy will rely heavily on Time Sensitive Networking to deliver data from field devices to the cloud, connect machinery from multiple vendors ...

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Michael Bowne
Digital Transformation

Module Type Package: Easier and Faster Systems Integration

Oct. 23, 2023
Module Type Package is an exciting technology that stands to make the integration of machines into a higher-level DCS, SCADA or MES significantly easier and faster. It is an open...
Michael Bowne

More than Just Ethernet-APL: Part II

Aug. 3, 2023
Understanding the role of industrial network protocols and how they work with Ethernet-APL.
Tom Weingartner, technical marketing director, PI North America

Scalable Security for OT Networks

The Defense in Depth approach to securing industrial networks considers the network holistically to build in multiple layers of security.
Endress+Hauser’s Open Integration partner program tested its field level devices, along with products from Pepperl+Fuchs, Honeywell and ABB, to verify Ethernet-APL's capabilities.

Multi-Vendor Ethernet-APL Test Proves the Technology’s Market Readiness

March 31, 2023
Ethernet-APL load tests conducted as part of Endress+Hauser’s Open Integration partner program proved that Ethernet-APL can be used in real world scenarios using components from...
These switches from Phoenix Contact are among the products that members of PI design for Profinet.

Profinet: Designed for Openness and Determinism

Jan. 28, 2023
A look at Profinet’s development, from its Profibus fieldbus origins to its adpatability amid industrial Ethernet’s evolution, and how it provides the determinism required by ...
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Is Time Sensitive Networking the Key to IT/OT Convergence?

As a vendor-independent standard that allows on Ethernet, TSN is poised to converge IT and operations networks. But some challenges remain in terms of cost, complexity, and need...

Simplifying Industry’s Adoption of Time-Sensitive Networking

Nov. 1, 2022
Profibus & Profinet International works to make technologies like Time-Sensitive Networking easy for end users, but we also help automation companies build TSN-capable products...

3 Big Industrial Networking Developments

Sept. 1, 2022
Ethernet-APL to become more widely available, ownership of the Process Automation Device Information Model expands, and development of a single standard for an interoperable OPC...
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Making Sense of Industrial Networks: Fieldbus and -20mA in the Age of IoT

Aug. 2, 2022
This installment in our series on key industrial network technologies explains why fieldbus and 4-20mA communications remain relevant despite the proliferation of Ethernet-based...
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Why So Complicated?

July 27, 2022
A renewed focus on usability is required for today’s technologies to become tomorrow’s solutions.

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Making the Choice: Cables & Connectors

June 14, 2022
Though they don’t often receive the attention given to other automation technologies, cables and connectors are critical to the power and data transmission needs of industry’s...
Fieldbus organizations like the EtherCAT Technology Group acknowledge the value of OPC UA and see it as a complementary standard in industrial control networking. Courtesy: EtherCAT Technology Group

How OPC UA Creates Interoperability and Gives Data Context

May 17, 2022
This second installment in a four-part series on key industrial network technologies explains why OPC UA continues to be recognized as the global interoperability method of choice...
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Answering the Top 7 Questions About Profinet

May 14, 2022
We get a lot of questions here at PI North America from end users, distributors, system integrators, and device vendors. Here are our answers to the questions we get asked most...
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Process Control Communication: More Than Just APL

March 22, 2022
Ethernet-APL receives a lot of attention for its ability to bring Ethernet-based communications and power to devices in hazardous zones. But a physical layer and some data do ...
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Industry Support Organizations Adapt to Digital Transformation

Sept. 1, 2021
The Profibus/Profinet User Organization and the Industrial Internet Consortium announce operational changes reflective of IoT and Industry 4.0-driven changes to the industries...
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Network Protocols Harmonize Around Time-Sensitive Networking

Aug. 14, 2020
As the TSN standard nears completion, excitement is growing over the prospect of bringing IT and OT closer together. Industrial protocol associations have been working hard with...

New Process Information Model and Two-Wire Ethernet Protocol Coming Soon

Feb. 19, 2020
FieldComm Group explains the role of a new information model from NAMUR and an emerging two-wire Ethernet protocol for process automation applications.
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Connecting PLCs for High-Speed Packaging Quality

Dec. 20, 2019
Stone Technologies creates an effective automated defect rejection process requiring deterministic communication between controllers on separate parts of a high-speed packaging...
In the PI booth at Hannover Messe 2019, devices from multiple vendors were shown to explain such capabilities as controller-to-controller links and mapping in PLCs and edge gateways using OPC UA and Profinet.

Profinet Safety, Security, and TSN Announcements

April 11, 2019
At Hannover Messe 2019, Profibus & Profinet International highlighted its ongoing work with the OPC Foundation around TSN, OPC UA’s use of ProfiSafe, and a new white paper designed...