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Report from the PROFINET Session at ARC

Even though you may not have been one of the hundred in-person attendees at the PROFINET session at the ARC Forum, you can see all the presentations and the panel discussion right here. (A short report from the Forum appeared in PROFInews North American Edition 62: PROFINET at the ARC Forum.)  Michael Bryant, PI North America Executive Director, hosted the session which explored how PROFINET enabled the Forum theme of the information driven enterprise. After the introductions, first up, Raj Batra, president of the Industry Automation Division at Siemens Industry, Inc.

Next up, Mike Bastian, controls manager for Ford’s Global Powertrain group (note his plans for PROFIenergy):

Bernie Anger, General Manager at GE Intelligent Platforms notes how things have changed since we did a similar event two years ago:

System integrator, ICR Engineering’s David Loveridge explains why the network matters (and why they chose PROFINET):

Michael Rothwell, Director of Control and Industry Solutions at Phoenix Contact continues the Internet of Things (IoT) story:

Chris Muench, the CEO of C-Labs, continues the IoT theme:

David Greenfield moderated a panel discussion on PROFINET. Panelists included David Loveridge of ICR Engineering, Sam Hoff of Patti Engineering, Dave Heyman of Kuka Assembly & Test, and Peter Karcz of Fori Automation. Topics included safety, security, wireless, and diagnostics. David Greenfield has reported on the latter topic in “Industrial Ethernet: Diagnostics.”  But you get the benefit of the full discussion in two parts:

The session concluded with a presentation on process and discrete synergies by Raimund Sommer, Managing Director, Endress+Hauser Process Solutions AG. Watching his presentation will provide the answer to the age-old question: “What do ice cream and Industrial Ethernet have in common.”