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  1. PROFIBUS & PROFINET International at SPS IPC Drives 2018

    MM, 05.12.2018 , Germany

    Convince yourself from our well-attended booth at SPS IPC Drives 2018 in Nuremberg!

  2. Technology Providers Implement PROFINET with TSN

    Weber, 28.11.2018 , Germany

    A live demo with solutions from three different manufacturers, which was introduced to the public for the first time at SPS IPC Drives 2018, shows how easily TSN can be integrated in PROFINET in view of different technologies.

  3. Safety over OPC UA Based on PROFIsafe – Ready for Review

    Weber, 28.11.2018 , Germany

    Within just a short period of time, the joint working group between PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) and the OPC Foundation has managed to draft a review version of the specification “Safety over OPC UA Based on PROFIsafe” for controller-to-controller communication. The crucial steps in the fundamental design and detailed specification development have thus been accomplished.

  4. Practical Cooperation between PROFINET and OPC UA

    Weber, 28.11.2018 , Germany

    In close cooperation, and within the framework of a joint working group, experts from PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) and the OPC Foundation have specified a solution for presenting PROFINET data in the OPC UA object model.

  5. Sensor-to-Cloud with IO-Link via OPC UA

    Weber, 28.11.2018 , Germany

    The companion specification "OPC UA for IO-Link" passed a review by the IO-Link Community and the OPC Foundation; the final version V1.0 was then drawn up and adopted.

  6. Transforming Data into Information

    Weber, 28.11.2018 , Germany

    The intelligent manufacturing networks of digital factories will only become reality with machine-processable, standardized information, because they have to work across company and industry boundaries. PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) sees its role in creating the necessary basis for this fact, especially in view of Industry 4.0.

  7. The NEW PI-Konferenz

    Weber, 28.11.2018 , Germany

    The focus of the PI-Konferenz 2019 organized by PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation (PNO) has changed.

  8. IO-Link Catches Test Fever

    Weber, 09.11.2018 , Germany

    Nearly 90 participants brought their latest product developments to test their devices and software for interoperability with other manufacturers.

  9. Joint PI stand at the SPS IPC Drives trade fair – At the center of Industry 4.0

    Weber, 19.09.2018 , Germany

    The joint PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) stand at the SPS IPC Drives trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany November 27 – 29, 2018 will now be...

Our well-known PI technologies


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.

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