PI Conference 2017 – Network of the future

The program of the 5th PI conference on March 22 and 23, 2017, at the Commerzbank-Arena football stadium in Frankfurt/Germany is finalized. Under the leading theme "Network of the Future – Shaping today the production of tomorrow", PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) will present its technologies and applications relating to PROFINET, PROFIBUS, IO-Link as well as application profiles and integration technologies against the background of the Industrie 4.0 trend.

Apart from the strategy of PI on the line of approach on Industrie 4.0, fifteen lectures will deal with a number of relevant subjects in detail, primarily with Lifecycle and Asset Management. In addition, the main focus of the presentations is on current application scenarios in process automation, IO-Link in application as well as safety requirements.  

In practice-oriented and technology-specific workshops, the role of the PI technologies in concrete use cases is substantiated in order to demonstrate the advantages, handling and use of the current and future production as well. By means of the practical examples and demo models, the user shall be given, among others, a deeper insight into the current specific topics, such as engineering with FDI, grounding and shielding, maintenance and analysis as well as certification.

For the first time, the conference partners have the possibility of presenting their individual solutions with respect to the leading theme of the conference in the innovative industry talks.

The varied and informative program of the PI conference does not only want to demonstrate that by means of its technologies PI is a reliable partner in automation already today. Rather more the pioneering role in future production and development within the framework of Industrie 4.0 shall be proven.

Detailed information on the program as well as the possibility of registration can be found at:

By: Weber