Profibus Association of Australia (PAA)

Supporting the world's leading fieldbus technology in Australia.

PROFIBUS is today acknowledged as the world's most popular fieldbus communication protocol with an estimated 40 million installed nodes worldwide. At the core of its success is the PROFIBUS 'one-for-all' philosophy which ensures its suitability across all industries and applications. It's rapid acceptance and widespread popularity over the last five years has been outstanding.

The Profibus Association of Australia (PAA) is one of 25 Regional Associations (RPAs) around the world representing the Profibus International organization.

The continued success of Profibus can be attributed to its unique ability to significantly reduce costs over a plant's entire life cycle. PROFIBUS simplifies plant design, requires less wiring and hardware (lower installation costs); supports better diagnostics; delivers greater productivity and contributes to a higher quality product through the delivery of more accurate, on-time data to plant operations.

Certified Training and Technical Support for Profibus end-users

As the demand for automation grows throughout Asia Pacific, Profibus Australia continues to play a major role in promoting and supporting the technology throughout the region.

Profibus experts are brought to Australia twice a year to conduct accredited training seminars. This ensures end-users are fully certified by Profibus International and familiar with the latest developments in the technology and its application.

Industrial Automation: The Nexus of innovation and Productivity

Technology has an important role to play in any discussion about innovation: after all, it is both the cause of innovation, and an end result of innovation.

One particular technology which is closely tied to both innovation and productivity is Industrial Automation.

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Latest News

Productivity Decline in the crosshairs at Innovation Summit

How can the Australian government and industry work together to ensure our continuing competitiveness in the globalised environment of today? What can companies do to embrace new ideas in Industry Automation from global sources – and make them work in their local operations?

These questions, and more, will be answered on 25 May 2016, at the Profibus & Profinet Global Forum and the Automation Innovation Summit in Sydney.

CLPA and PI to cooperate for a transparent network infrastructure

The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) and PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) are announcing a close collaboration with the objective of promoting and disseminating the use of open industrial networks. As users aspire to be ready for Industry 4.0 or the Industrial Internet of Things based manufacturing systems easy integration of various networks, such as CC-Link IE and PROFINET, is essential for this.

Profinet's role in the future of industrial networks

In August 2015, Rafael Koenig, Chairman of Profibus Australia, presented at the Future Networks Forum, part of the Westwick Farrow ACI Connect event, to an audience of automation, control and instrumentation professionals, about Profinet’s role in Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things.