World News (Issue 67)
The Value of Automation:
PROFIBUS at SPS/IPC/Drives Italia 2014
It was a great success for the Consorzio Profibus Network Italia’s (PNI) participation at the leading trade fair for automation in Italy: SPS IPC Drives Italia.
This year saw a sharp increase in the number of visitors, reaching the 21,000 mark. The PNI booth itself received a large portion of that traffic. PNI members were extremely pleased with the great turnout at the booth and at their exhibition panels. The 9 representatives – Cavitec, Camozzi, CSMT, GFCC, Laumas, Lika, GE, Phoenix Contact and Siemens – affirmed that the number of contacts they acquire grew in comparison to the previous year.
Furthermore, university students in engineering expressed great interest in the PNI presentations. Twice per day, PNI experts held speeches related to PROFIdrive, PROFIsafe, and security at the booth. Many students, together with some visitors, took a break from the fair to hear the talks.
Therefore, the SPS/IPC/Drives Italia was an excellent opportunity to meet new people and establish business relationships, all the while increasing knowledge of PROFIBUS & PROFINET.
PNI is looking forward to next year’s show already!