PI has about 1700 members worldwide. They include all leading automation vendors, plus many end users and other organizations such as universities around the world who profit from advanced information to achieve a competitive edge in the market.
The most important goals of PI are the continuous development of PROFIBUS and PROFINET technology, know-how transfer and protection of investment for end users.
Members of the organization can be vendors of hardware, software and systems as well as end users and operators, scientific institutes and federations provided they support the purposes of PI and the respective Regional PI Association (RPA).
Vendor members benefit from the advice available from experts and there is a continuous series of marketing and educational activities globally. Most Regional PI Associations are very active with common marketing and educational events such as trade fairs, seminars, conferences, workshops and internet based activities such as webinars.
Members also benefit from a range of documentation, covering specifications, standards, profiles and engineering advice, which are available free of charge from this web site. Please visit DOWNLOADS to find this documentation.
Membership benefits include:
- Be a PROFInetworker: Be part of PI´s global network and use it by influencing the future of PI and its technologies
- Global technologies in good hands: PI manages the technical development for you and gives you ease access to technical documentations
- Product promotion and sales through common and global marketing projects, including the on-line PRODUCT Finder
- Free use of trademark logos and marketing materials
- Network implementation and maintenance supported by experts and first-hand information
- Information and training: educational opportunities including training and a global network of PICCs and PITCs
- Faster and easier product development by free use of patents and technical documentations
- Savings in product development: qualified certification support anf cost-efficent certificates for tested products