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Vision

There’s only one way to operate successfully in today's tough business environment and that is to use the best automation possible. And in manufacturing plants, the best automation depends entirely on having the best networking and communications!

As the world’s premier industrial networking systems PROFINET and PROFIBUS deliver communications excellence, keeping plant floor controllers, supervisory systems and management computers acting in partnership, efficiently and fast..

PI, the organization responsible for PROFIBUS and PROFINET, works closely with other automation organizations to ensure this vision remains effective. It also encourages and supports new technologies like IO-LINK, a next-generation communications solution for advanced sensors and actuators, widening the possibilities still further.

PI automation solutions offer choice combined with advanced technology, with only one goal in mind – to deliver the best business results, enterprise-wide.

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 with all automation technologies.