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PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) is the world's leading industry association, the active Community for the standardization and dissemination of industrial communication and information technologies, a core topic of digitalization, automation and Industry 4.0.

 

With its core technologies PROFIBUS, PROFINET, IO-Link and omlox, PI is responsible for the development of its market-leading, open standards for all fields of application in industrial manufacturing. PI achieves this goal with its 24 regional PI associations (RPAs), all of which are members of the international umbrella organization PI, and their 1,700 members.

 

PI is continuously expanding its technology portfolio for the discrete manufacturing industry, the process industry and other sectors.

More on this at:  Organization & Community

PI has set itself the target to make Industrie 4.0 reality and easily usable in practice. Lots of progress has already been made andmore highlights of the usage of PROFINET in Industrie 4.0 applications will follow.

Our Product Finder lets you easily and quickly locate products conforming to the PROFIBUS and PROFINET specifications. You can search using different criteria. The finder contains upwards of 2800 products at the moment and this number is growing all the time. A lot of technical information is included to help you specify in detail, and many products also have GSD files and other engineering resources attached for download.

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Next Trainings

  1. PI International PROFINET Technology Webinar February 2024

    PROFINET is the open, manufacturer-independent industrial Ethernet standard for manufacturing and process automation. With...
  2. PROFINET ONE-DAY TRAINING CLASS – SEATTLE, WA

    This in-person, no-cost class prepares the student to apply PROFINET in their own project. Lunch is included. Technical...
  3. PROFIdrive and ENCODER Technology Workshop (International Edition!)

    In the manufacturing and process industry, there are currently many trends and drivers in the direction of standardization,...

Application Stories

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PROFINET and Remote IO prove very much in paint shop control

Process Automation systems based on Remote I/O (RIO) technology are installed since years in many paint shops and factories of the automotive industry…

PROFIBUS is a standardized, open, digital communications system for all areas of application in manufacturing and process automation.

PROFINET is the innovative open standard for Industrial Ethernet. It satisfies all requirements of automation technology.

MTP Module Type Package enables modular production in which individual components can be flexibly combined.

IO-LINK is an independent sensor / actuator interface solution for use with all automation technologies.

omlox is an open technology standard for real-time indoor localization systems for industrial manufacturing.