More than 25 years ago the PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. (PNO) initiated the foundation of a large, global community which has come together under the international PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) umbrella organization. With 25 regional user organizations in every international market, around 1,400 member companies and about 4,000 different products, PI is the largest interest group for industrial communication technology. Our global network includes most manufacturers and users from every industry.
The technologies cover every key market of industrial automation, from production automation and process automation to motion control and safety applications. PROFIBUS – the leading field bus –, PROFINET – the leading Ethernet standard – and IO-Link – the leading sensor/actuator communication system – are available automation technologies with future potential enabling the automation of the “Industrie 4.0” generation. This technological leadership enables us to offer our members innovative and competitive products and solutions. More than 58 million PROFIBUS nodes, nearly 21 million PROFINET nodes and over eight million IO-Link nodes are installed throughout the global market today (as of end 2017). The PROFIsafe, PROFIenergy and PROFIdrive profiles supplement the underlying technologies here.
For continued technical development and support of the international establishment of open technologies, PI includes more than 50 active working groups responsible for the development, standardization and promotion of the technologies. A global PI network of accredited test labs and training and competence centers also guarantees compliance with international quality standards. No other interest group in the world is able to demonstrate this kind of influence or range, making PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link a global market leader in industrial networking.
PI, the network of PROFI networkers, brings the best minds together for innovation. We network expertise, companies and people, both regionally and internationally.
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