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.




AUTOMATION INNOVATION SUMMIT: the hows and whys of innovation

After a morning session full of information and inspiration from both local and international technical experts, attendees at the PAA Summit on May 25, 2016 were treated to an in-depth analysis on innovation and Australia’s transition to a digital future.

Innovation will be key to Australian industries' continuing competitiveness on the global stage, so how can government and industry stimulate innovation, and create a pathway for higher productivity? And where do trends and technologies like automation, the Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 fit into this?

Representatives from industry associations, academia, and government both local and overseas were on hand to debate these pressing issues.

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How does PROFINET work? Watch ‘PROFINET – The Movie’

How does PROFINET work?
What happens between controller, IO devices and switches?
We compare PROFINET with the PROFIBUS technology for an easy to understand explanation.

Watch the Movie: Click here


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Profibus Australia AGM: Innovation, industrial shifts marked 2015

As with its client base, Profibus Australia’s 2015 was defined by industrial transformation and a focus on innovation, its recent Annual General Meeting noted.

The event, held at Burkert Fluid Control Systems on August 25, saw attendees reflect on a raised profile for the organisation during the year. Chairman Rafael Koenig put this down to PAA’s innovation-focussed marketing initiatives over recent years.
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Insight into innovation, and a blue print for the future

Attendees of the 2016 PROFIBUS and PROFINET Global Forum and the Automation Innovation Summit were inspired by an international roster of experts, learned about the role of Industrial Networks and innovation in their organisations, and gained new insight into the urgency of using automation to improve productivity.

The leading minds in PROFIBUS and PROFINET gathered in Sydney on 25 May 2016 for a knowledge-filled day of discussions around industrial networks, automation, and innovation.

For a summary of Profibus Australia's Trade event plus the AUTOMATION INNOVATION SUMMIT, plus videotaped presentations Click here