"The Implementation of Industrial Communication for Industry 4.0" is the central theme of the joint PI stand at the Hanover Fair 2019. Softing participates with live demos for process automation and OPC UA.
For users who want to integrate PROFINET into their existing installation, the company presents its "pnGate PB". The gateway connects PROFIBUS PA and DP devices with PROFINET controllers, thus creating a solid basis for the future-proof digitization of process plants. Devices with up to two PROFIBUS PA segments and one PROFIBUS DP segment can be controlled directly via PROFINET without a DP/PA coupler. In addition, pnGate PB provides parallel access to the connected field devices for Asset Management systems. The integration is simple and takes place via standardized communication profiles. Users need little cabling and save space in the control cabinet.
In a second live demo, Softing's "smartLink PN" will be on display. smartLink PN provides access to asset management and diagnostics data from PROFINET devices via OPC UA. Visitors will see a prototype. The release is scheduled for the 4th quarter of 2019.
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