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ADVER TISEMENT PI North America – supporting the world’s most used fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet About PI North America PI North America is a non-profit, member-supported automation organization for fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet, specifically PROFIBUS and PROFINET. It is dedicated to supporting the discrete and process industries in achieving beneficial results using these networks. PI North America also assists device manufacturers in the development and marketing of PROFIBUS and PROFINET products. It is one of 27 regional associations that make up the global PI community. Established in 1989, PI has more than 1,400 members, who have developed and now supply more than 2,500 devices. PROFIBUS To date, more than 45,000,000 PROFIBUS devices have been installed. PROFIBUS is the worldwide standard when it comes to networks in industrial automation. With a majority share of the fieldbus market, PROFIBUS has grown to become the unequivocal leader in this industry. Via a single cable, PROFIBUS links controllers or control systems with decentralized field devices (sensors and actuators) on the field level and also enables consistent data exchange with higher ranking communication systems. The consistency of PROFIBUS is enabled by utilizing a single, standardized, application-independent communication protocol which supports fieldbus solutions both in factory and process automation as well as in motion control and safety-related tasks. PROFINET The total number of PROFINET devices installed now exceeds 6,000,000. PROFINET, the all-encompassing Industrial Ethernet for advanced manufacturing, is the standard for industrial networking in automation. It connects devices, systems, and cells, facilitating faster, safer, less costly and higher quality manufacturing. It easily integrates existing systems and equipment while bringing the richness of Ethernet down to the factory floor. Here are some advantages of working with PROFINET at the I/O level: • Freely scalable open architectures • Reliable and high performance network • Maintenance and servicing from anywhere • Lower costs for production/quality data monitoring • Comprehensive diagnostics built into the protocol • Increased uptime with bumpless redundancy Learn more online at: 16101 N 82nd Street Suite 3B Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-483-2456 | Fax: 480-483-7202 input #55 at


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