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M11AN Manchester
United Kingdom

Connected Manufacturing is the perfect opportunity for us to show how PROFINET and IO-Link are fundamental to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things.
PI UK will be present on stand E33 in the Connected Manufacturing zone and our Deputy Chairman, Derek Lane will be presenting a paper in the technical sessions on the subject of PROFINET on IIoT/IND4.0 including an update on TSN and APL (Time Sensitive Networking and Advanced Physical Layer).
Titled PROFINET for IoT, IIoT and Industry 4.0, the presentation is described as "a short journey to explain The Internet of Things, The Industrial Internet of Things, IND4.0, Big Data. How PROFINET is placed as the ideal Industrial Fieldbus to fulfil the above, how its implemented and why you should consider it, future support for TSN and APL. Some of the myths explained."

Product news

  • Automated RT Tester helps confirm PROFINET product quality

    During the development and enhancement of PROFINET devices, developers and system testers have extensively and successfully used the continuously expanded Automated RT tester (ART tester) from PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International). This has become an important component of quality assurance, and an increasing number of device manufacturers are integrating it in their testing during the development process.
    The tester recognizes errors that can typically result from adjustments for new devices – in a way that is reliable and replicable. Thus, the user receives access to a PROFINET device with guaranteed quality. Thus problems of interoperability are avoided and manufacturers can forgo the troublesome search for errors.
    The globally accredited PI test labs use this tester for their certification testing. But device manufacturers can also use this very software to carry out and reproduce identical tests in-house.
    Developers often use the ART not only to complete a project but also for parallel testing during the development process. The tester can do such things as running a test during the night for coding that was developed earlier that day, in order to get the fastest possible response concerning certifiability. A further advantage of the testing system is that it can be used as the base for one’s own test case development. A company can easily supplement its own test sequences by means of C#, using the available functions and methods.
    The ART tester is part of PI's PROFINET Test Bundle, a set of software tools developed for manufacturers of PROFINET products, available free of charge to Manufacturer Members of PI.