Active PROFINET Developer Community meets in Esslingen
12.07.2017, 13.07.2017

The PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation (PNO) invites all developers of device, controller and tool manufacturing companies to the upcoming PROFINET Plugfest on July 12/13 in Esslingen. This plugfest is kindly hosted by Festo.

The aim is to test the current status of the different controller and device implementations with focus on communication and application behaviour. Focus topics are PROFINET, PROFINET IRT, PROFIdrive, Encoder, PROFIsafe and PROFIenergy. The test is partitioned into different feature related test stations with smaller-sized networks which are finally hooked up to form a huge joint network. This plugfest offers a unique opportunity to all participating companies to easily test their device interoperability in a multi-vendor surrounding and for practical exchange of experience.


After four very successful plugfests with main focus on diagnosis in 2013, on IRT in 2014, topology, diagnosis, IRT and netload in 2015 and PROFINET, PROFINET IRT, PROFIdrive (also PROFIdrive on PROFIsafe) and ENCODER profile in 2016 any PI/PNO members are very welcome to participate in this project, to share their experiences with the community as well as to push their own device development.

Location: Festo AG & Co. KG – Training Centre, Jakobstr. 33, 73734 Esslingen (GERMANY)
Date: July 12 & 13, 2017
Schedule: Plugfest 10 am to 4 pm; set-up from 9 am

Please note that the maximum number of participants is limited to 80 persons and therefore no more than 2-3 persons per tested device can be admitted.

Only PNO/PI members are allowed to register for the plugfest.

The booking of hotel accommodations lies in the responsibility of every participant himself. Please find an overview with special hotel recommendations.

Food and beverages during the plugfest as well as dinner on July 12, 2017 are included.
If you have any questions please contact iris.dilzer[at]

By: Dilzer