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Profibus Australia and PACE negotiate win-win partnership

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article image (Left) Rafael Koenig - PAA Chairman, Controls Manager Tyco Flow Control Pacific and PICC Manager with Chris Hoey - PAA Treasurer & MD Burkert Fluid Control Systems
Profibus Association of Australia  has entered into a promotional partnership with trade magazine PACE to better serve the process control and automation industry.

This partnership is being considered favourably by key decision makers within both groups who see it as a logical step forward for two complementary industry groups seeking similar operational outcomes from within the process control and automation sectors.

The working partnership will unite Profibus Australia, a trade association consisting of a broad Australian membership base and a regular supply of technical and new product information, with the Reed Business group, an internationally aligned media organisation eager to secure a steady supply of technical and editorial content for its online and print publications.

Profibus Australia believes the agreement will facilitate widespread awareness for fieldbus technology and promote the availability of PAA's Certified Training and technical support services.

The PAA, for instance has a close working relationship with long time Profibus user Fortescue Metals, a prominent Australian mining company, having provided ongoing Certified Profibus Training courses to a large number of their maintenance electricians over the last two years.

PAA Chairman Rafael Koenig explains that when Fortescue first addressed their options for raising production output levels, they were aware from earlier PAA training that system design functionality and efficient troubleshooting techniques were two critical areas of operation, which needed to be addressed first.

Koenig adds that these are the positive user experiences the mining industry and other process industries want to read about fieldbus technology. Thanks to PAA’s new working relationship with Reed Business, the association now has the means to circulate these case studies to a broader readership base.

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