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PI was honored with a Milestones of Automation award for industrial communication. Photo: Stefan Bausewein Photographie

PI receives Milestones of Automation award for industrial communication


On the occasion of the 100-year anniversary of the elektrotechnik AUTOMATISIERUNG magazine (Vogel Communications Group), 12 companies were honored with the “Milestones of Automation” award for their groundbreaking developments and their effect on production. These pioneers from 12 segments of the automation technology field have advanced automation and will continue this advancement with their technologies and future-oriented concepts.

PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) is very proud to be among these pioneers. On March 14, 2019, the 12 outstanding companies were presented with the “Milestones of Automation” award at an anniversary gala. PI received the award for its commitment and work in the area of industrial communication. Over the past few years, PI has significantly advanced international standardization and the spread of PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link communication technologies through its global activity. These technologies provide a cornerstone for Industry 4.0 applications.

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