The Hanover Fair is a must for PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI). Therefore, PI will again in 2013 host a booth inside the Field Communication Lounge (Hall 9, Booth D76). At the booth, PI and its co-exhibitors will display the various applications of PI technologies as well as their ease-of-use and the resulting benefits for the user. This will include presentations by individual co-exhibitors as well as technology presentations by PI on the topics of PROFIBUS, PROFINET, PROFIsafe, PROFIenergy, Drives, and IO-Link.
A special highlight of this year's exhibit will be a live demo with a robot, which vividly demonstrates the operating principle and possible applications of PROFenergy. The use of an industrial robot will provide for a very application-oriented demonstration even if the application itself – scenery from the Augsburg Puppet Chest – comes more from the entertainment sector. The application will demonstrate both the potential for energy savings during production as well as possibilities for recording energy consumption data and forwarding it directly to the higher-level production control.
Organizations participating in the Field Communication Lounge are FDT Group, Fieldbus Foundation, Hart Communication Foundation, OPC Foundation, and PI. The Field Communication Lounge will provide a platform for cross-organization communication exchange through a common catering area and forum.