Yokogawa joins PNO network organization

Yokogawa has joined PNO to expand industrial automation efforts to parts of Europe and Asia.


Yokogawa Electric Corporation joined the Profibus Nutzerorganisation e.V. (PNO), an interest group for the Profibus and Profinet standard communication protocols that are widely used in industrial automation applications.

Originally developed to meet the needs of the discrete manufacturing industry, Profibus has evolved into a fieldbus standard for discrete manufacturing and process automation, according to Yokogawa.

Profibus and Profinet protocols have been incorporated into international standards, including IEC 61158 and IEC 61784.

Masatoshi Nakahara, general manager of the marketing center at the Yokogowa industrial automation business headquarters, said, “In addition to Foundation fieldbus and the HART protocols, we see Profibus DP and Profinet as especially important protocols for industrial automation - not only in central Europe and other mature markets, but increasingly in the Asia-Pacific region and China. Yokogawa currently offers a range of Profibus based products and solutions, and we are committed to expanding our portfolio in the future."

Yokogawa has about 19,500 employees worldwide and a turnover of more than $3 billion, with a focus on the process industries.


- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com

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