PROFIBUS and PROFINET International is 25 years old!

This week, members from PROFIBUS and PROFINET Associations, Competence Centers, Training Centers and Test Labs meet in Ireland to celebrate the 25th year the PROFIBUS International Organisation has been in existence. The meeting has of course a more formal purpose and is split up in four parts:

  1. The Regional PROFIBUS/PROFINET Association (RPA) Chairperson's meeting where the Chairpersons of RPAs from all over the world meet to discuss the direction of PROFIBUS and PROFINET.
  2. The Test Labs meet to discus certification processes for new PROFIBUS and PROFINET devices. 
  3. The Training Centers from around the world consolidate how training should be done
  4. The Competence Centers discuss and share new advances in the PROFIBUS and PROFINET Technologies. 
Hot topics for this year include: 
  • Where does PA fall into the PROFINET family?
  • Building machines with PROFINET - build with a modular approach. Watch this video
  • Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things
  • The accreditation of the PROFIBUS Certified Designer Course
If you are looking to move from hard-wired 4-20mA to digital communications why not contact your local RPA via to find out the benefits of adopting the PROFIBUS or PROFINET technology. You will also be  able to find out about events and training in you region. 

If you are in the Southern African region contact Michael Garnham from  to find out more.

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