The new series of workshops “PROFINET Workshops for Users” of the PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. (PNO) had a very successful start this fall. The first two workshops were held in Gummersbach and Esslingen, Germany. Well over 100 participants attended the practical presentations and a micro-fair, where they received a comprehensive overview of the many possible applications of PROFINET.
The user workshops are geared especially to decision makers and manufacturing and technology experts from producing companies. Participants can obtain concise information about the use, handling, and cost benefits of PROFINET in the half-day workshop. Topics include easy and fast diagnostics and the use of PROFINET in pneumatic systems.
With more than 2 million nodes installed, PROFINET has succeeded in establishing itself as the market leader for Ethernet-based industrial communication. The reasons for this are its high performance capability, numerous synergies with the office world, and investment protection. PROFINET enables seamless integration of existing fieldbus systems, such as PROFIBUS DP or PROFIBUS PA.
The “PROFINET Workshops for Users” series rounds out the previously established and known PROFINET developer workshops and the training workshops for PROFINET installers and PROFINET engineers and will continue to be expanded in the near future. Participation in the workshops is free of charge.