More International Than Ever
From 4th to 6th June 2008 the annual meeting of the PI Competence Centers (PICC) and PI Training Centers (PITC) took place at CSMT Gestione Scarl, the Italian PI Competence Center (PICC). With more than 50 participants from 15 countries this year?s meeting was more international than ever. For the first time representatives from new PICCs of Brazil and Australia attended the meeting. Up to now 37 accredited PICCs offer world-wide technology support. The annual meetings ensure a uniform high level of training and knowledge of the employees, know-how transfer and swapping experiences.
PROFIsafe and PROFINET were the main topics of this year?s meeting. In a PROFINET Demo Workshop the participants were able to exchange experiences with PROFINET tools and implementations. The performance analysis of the institute INIT (Prof. Japserpneite) and the involved researches and consequences were explained. A further topic on the agenda was FDI (Field Device Integration). PICC itm (Technical University Munich) presented the major facts of this new integration technology.
Several PICCs were granted the possibility to present their company and training facilities as well as their tools and software.
Subsequent to the Competence Center meeting the meeting of the PI Training Centers (PITC) took place. At this point 16 accredited PITCs offer certified trainings world-wide. The contents of the training materials as well as the examination questions and the training equipments comply with uniform specifications. Among other topics an audit checklist and the template for an emergency plan were on the agenda of this meeting.