Advanced Forming Research Centre - Strathclyde University

Advanced Forming Research Centre

AFRC, Catapult Centre, Inchinnan, April 17th, 2018

A new keynote address entitled “OEM Lifecycle – The Past, Present and Future” will set the scene for this highly topical seminar addressing the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing and process industry applications, with particular attention to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Covering key application areas such as mechanical handling and logistics, robotics, automotive engineering, electrical and electronics assembly, control systems and energy management, pulp & paper, chemical, utilities, pharmaceutical, packaging and printing, it focuses on the practical aspects of using PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link, from system design and safety considerations through to fault-finding and maintenance.

Draft agenda (as of 12the Feb)

Time Item Presenter
09:30 – 09:45 Welcome and introduction to exhibitors Ian McCartney, iTech
09:45 – 10:15 Keynote address: OEM Lifecycle – The Past, Present and Future iTech
10:15 – 10:45 PROFIBUS International and basics of PROFIBUS and PROFINET Mark Freeman, Siemens
10:45 – 11:15 PROFIBUS DP/PA network design iTech
11:15 – 11:45 Coffee and exhibition
11:45 – 12:15 PROFINET network design Andy Gilbert, Siemens
12:15 – 12:45 The effects of EMC on bus networks Peter Thomas, Control Specialists
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch and Exhibition
13:45 – 14:15 Industrial network commissioning and testing Dave Tomlin, Hitex
14:15 – 14:45 PROFIBUS and PROFINET device configuration tools. Phil Waterworth, Endress + Hauser
14:45 – 15:15 IO-Link technology Russell Smith, Balluff
15:15 – 15:45 Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Derek Lane, Wago
15:45 – 16:00 Summary, questions, prize draw and close Alan Craig, iTech

Who should attend?

Supported by an exhibition with demonstrations of actual tools used in configuration and maintenance, the seminar will be of great value to Designers, Production/System Engineers, Instrument Technicians/Engineers, and C&I Engineers involved in the design, operation and maintenance of modern automated factories and process plant.

With nearly 80 million nodes installed worldwide, PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link are truly market leaders, providing state of the art digital communications addressing all the needs of manufacturing and process industries, significantly lowering capital expenditure on installation, commissioning and maintenance. They offer unprecedented integration of automation, control, monitoring and safety systems using standardised and widely supported communications and networking solutions.

This seminar is ably presented by specialists from PI UK member companies. Attendance is free of charge to pre-registered delegates from the User community, i.e. companies that own, operate, design, build or maintain automated plant. The event will provide delegates with an excellent networking opportunity and the ability to speak to experts.

Previous comments/feedback include:

“Very well presented and a lot of useful information” “Fantastic as always and very informative”

“Superb day for experience and information”

If you’d like to learn how to simplify your PROFIBUS, PROFINET or IO-Link application … don’t miss this one-day Seminar!

More information and Registration

Advanced Forming Research Centre - Strathclyde University

Advanced Forming Research Centre

Free Seminar – AFRC, Catapult Centre, Inchinnan, April 17th, 2018

This free-to-attend seminar addresses the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing and process industry applications, with particular attention to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Covering key application areas such as mechanical handling and logistics, robotics, automotive engineering, electrical and electronics assembly, control systems and energy management, pulp & paper, chemical, utilities, pharmaceutical, packaging and printing, it focuses on the practical aspects of using PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link, from system design and safety considerations through to fault-finding and maintenance.

Who should attend?

Supported by an exhibition with demonstrations of actual tools used in configuration and maintenance, the seminar will be of great value to Designers, Production/System Engineers, Instrument Technicians/Engineers, and C&I Engineers involved in the design, operation and maintenance of modern automated factories and process plant.

With nearly 80 million nodes installed worldwide, PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link are truly market leaders, providing state of the art digital communications addressing all the needs of manufacturing and process industries, significantly lowering capital expenditure on installation, commissioning and maintenance. They offer unprecedented integration of automation, control, monitoring and safety systems using standardised and widely supported communications and networking solutions.

This seminar is ably presented by specialists from PI UK member companies. Attendance is free of charge to pre-registered delegates from the User community, i.e. companies that own, operate, design, build or maintain automated plant. The event will provide delegates with an excellent networking opportunity and the ability to speak to experts.

Draft Agenda

Time Item Presenter
09:30 – 09:45 Welcome and introduction to exhibitors Ian McCartney, iTech
09:45 – 10:15 Keynote address: OEM Lifecycle – The Past, Present and Future iTech
10:15 – 10:45 PROFIBUS International and basics of PROFIBUS and PROFINET Mark Freeman, Siemens
10:45 – 11:15 PROFIBUS DP/PA network design iTech
11:15 – 11:45 Coffee and exhibition
11:45 – 12:15 PROFINET network design Andy Gilbert, Siemens
12:15 – 12:45 The effects of EMC on bus networks Peter Thomas, Control Specialists
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch and Exhibition or Facility tour
13:45 – 14:15 Industrial network commissioning and testing Dave Tomlin, Hitex
14:15 – 14:45 PROFIBUS and PROFINET device configuration tools. Phil Waterworth, Endress + Hauser
14:45 – 15:15 IO-Link technology Russell Smith, Balluff
15:15 – 15:45 Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Derek Lane, Wago
15:45 – 16:00 Summary, questions, prize draw and close Alan Craig, iTech

Questions are encouraged throughout the day. All times are approximate.

Previous comments/feedback include:

“Very well presented and a lot of useful information” “Fantastic as always and very informative”

“Superb day for experience and information”

If you’d like to learn how to simplify your PROFIBUS, PROFINET or IO-Link application … don’t miss this one-day Seminar!

More information and Registration

Time-sensitive networking (TSN) is a promising technology drawing a lot of attention at the moment, especially in the context of Industry 4.0, where it is generally viewed as the opportunity for better integration of OT networks into the IT networks of companies.

TSN offers great potential for PROFINET. It aims to combine the wide range of IT networks with the robustness and determinism of automation networks. In short: hard real-time via standard IT networks. But this doesn’t signal a revolution for PROFINET. Rather, it represents a visionary architecture upon which PROFINET is building. Through further development of Ethernet in IEEE 802.1, future devices with standard Ethernet controllers can be developed that still meet all the robustness and determinism requirements of industrial automation.

Our video shows you what requirements Industrie 4.0 has and how real-time communication with PROFINET based on TSN fulfil it.

Click here to view the video …

*** Press Information ***

Nuremberg, November 29, 2017: NAMUR, the User Association of Automation Technology in Process Industries, has outlined requirements for the application of Ethernet in the field in its position paper “An Ethernet communication system for the process industry.” These requirements impact the physical layer, among other things. As a solution for this issue, a corresponding physical layer – known as APL (Advanced Physical Layer) – is being created for Ethernet-based communication in the field of process systems, as part of a joint project by well-known industrial companies and organizations, in which PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) is taking a leading role.

This project is based on the new Ethernet standard whose specifications are currently under development by the IEEE 802.3cg working group, for 10Mbit/s via a two-wire system and for up to 1,000 m including optional power supply. The project’s aim is to define the necessary guidelines for the use of the new standard in hazardous areas and to determine the requirements and tools for conformity tests and EMC tests. The solution is also set to be tested within the context of reference designs and pilot implementations.

As part of the further advancement of Industry 4.0 and IIoT, Ethernet (and thus PROFINET) will establish itself in process automation. PROFINET is fast, powerful, flexible, open and offers a host of functions for the specific tasks of the process industry. This includes optimum Redundancy mechanisms, “Configuration in RUN” for smooth device swapping during operation, and Time Stamping for the recording of event sequences, etc. With the market introduction of FDI as an integration technology and the deployment of the PA Profile 4.0, PROFINET has taken two more major steps toward process automation.

The only thing still missing is a solution with which PROFINET Devices can also be provided for use in hazardous areas and in two-wire technology including optional power supply over the data line (similar to PROFIBUS PA). And this is exactly the technological orientation of the APL project.

Eleven prestigious suppliers of systems and devices for process automation – namely, ABB, Endress+Hauser, Krohne, Pepperl+Fuchs, Phoenix Contact, Rockwell Automation, Samson, Siemens, Stahl, VEGA and Yokogawa – are cooperating with PI in this project, as are the organizations FieldComm Group and ODVA.

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Press Contact:                                                                                                

PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International)

Support Center

Barbara Weber

Haid-und-Neu-Str. 7

D-76131 Karlsruhe

Tel.: 07 21 /96 58 – 5 49

Fax: 07 21 / 96 58 – 5 89

Barbara.Weber@profibus.com

http://www.PROFIBUS.com

*** Press Information ***

Nuremberg, November 29, 2017

At the 2017 Hannover Fair, PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) announced their intention to use TSN (Time Sensitive Networking) for PROFINET. The first working group findings are now available and a roadmap for the specification work has been created.

TSN is receiving a lot of attention today, especially in the context of Industry 4.0, and is generally viewed as the opportunity for better integration of OT networks into the IT networks of companies. Through further development of Ethernet in IEEE 802.1, future devices with standard Ethernet controllers can be developed that still meet all the robustness and determinism requirements of industrial automation. Since TSN only defines a Layer 2 for communication, PROFINET is predestined, as an application protocol, to seamlessly integrate TSN, so controllers and field devices can communicate with each other and exchange data.

One focus of the working group that is responsible for the PROFINET standard was defining which of the numerous IEEE 802.1 standards will be required for the specification of TSN integration into PROFINET. Here, synchronization using 802.1 ASrev, TAS (time aware shaper, 802.1Qbv) and preemption (802.1Qbu) are among the most important functions. Through the early selection of supported standards, device manufacturers can prepare for TSN now and plan their next generation of devices with TSN.

However, a significant finding of work so far is that the configuration of TSN network parameters will be among the decisive criteria for success and acceptance by users. TSN will only be easily integrated into systems if it uses a Plug & Work approach that makes extensive adjustment unnecessary. PI therefore primarily pursues the IEEE decentralized configuration model, which allows the creation of flexible, efficient system networks and will be tested, for example, on the test bed of Labs Network Industrie 4.0.

Thanks to the proven basic architecture of PROFINET using standard Ethernet, user perception on issues such as IO data, parametrization, diagnosis, etc. remains unchanged. In view of the large installed base of PROFINET Devices, this is an important compatibility issue for our users.

PI has set the first quarter of 2019 as its goal for publication of the specification for use of TSN with PROFINET.

In the meantime, click here to watch our new PROFINET TSN video …

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Press Contact:                                                                                                

PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International)

Support Center

Barbara Weber

Haid-und-Neu-Str. 7

D-76131 Karlsruhe

Tel.: 07 21 /96 58 – 5 49

Fax: 07 21 / 96 58 – 5 89

Barbara.Weber@profibus.com

http://www.PROFIBUS.com

*** Press Information ***

Nuremberg – November 29, 2017: In addition to dedicated work on the integration of new standards such as TSN, the PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) community also drives further development of today’s basic technologies forward. That also makes sense, since a broad base due to a large diversity of manufacturers and very varied high-quality devices establishes a firm foundation for the steady continuation of the innovative PROFINET standard.

Thus, Siemens also offers a new development kit for integration of a PROFINET IRT Controller into any desired target systems. Its core is the ASIC SOC1 proven in many of their products and the associated firmware stack. A configuration library derived from already proven engineering tools is available for easy network parameterization in the particular engineering environment of the target system. The required software components are supplied in source code so possible adaptations or portings necessary for integration into the particular target systems can be carried out. A fast, easy start is possible with the CP 1625 evaluation board as the development platform. The interface to the application for the long-established PROFINET RT Controller, which is used in various customer products, was enhanced with functions for IRT and clock synchronization.

There is also good news on the subject of drive technology. Application examples for drive classes AC1 (standard drive) and AC4 (servo drive) are available for easy implementation of the PROFIdrive drive profile in the devices on both the controller and device side.

Hilscher, the independent communications specialist, has rounded off the spectrum of real-time Ethernet protocols for netX with the PROFINET IRT Controller technology. The PROFINET IRT Controller is now a standard part of the established CIFX PC cards or net Jack and COMX embedded modules.

Alternatively, the PROFINET IRT Controller can be used with the Hilscher netX multi-protocol master chips for integration in designs. Design of the IRT network is carried out exclusively with the proven Hilscher SYCON.net configuration tool.

Both the PROFINET IRT Controller and the PROFINET IRT Device can be operated together with the PROFIdrive reference implementations. The appropriate interface adaptations are available from Hilscher or through the PROFIdrive community. This also simplifies access to the drive solutions with PROFINET IRT.

The increased number of newly certified PROFINET Devices also shows that growth in device diversity is uninterrupted. Trouble-free interaction of different devices in the machines and systems is only assured by practice-oriented certification tests. That’s why PI invests heavily in the development of test tools and the qualification of testing laboratories.

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Press Contact:                                                                                                

PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International)

Support Center

Barbara Weber

Haid-und-Neu-Str. 7

D-76131 Karlsruhe

Tel.: 07 21 /96 58 – 5 49

Fax: 07 21 / 96 58 – 5 89

Barbara.Weber@profibus.com

http://www.PROFIBUS.com

*** Press Information ***

Nuremberg, November 29, 2017: The PI and OPC Foundation Joint Working Group is making good progress in the preparation of an OPC UA Companion Specification for PROFINET. This team was launched following the discussions and prioritization of issues relevant to PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) in the “Industrie4.0@PI” working group in May 2017. The use cases Asset Management and Diagnosis emerged as especially important.

The collaboration of PROFINET and OPC experts from different firms currently concentrates on the detailed elaboration of concrete use cases, because only a clear, common understanding of users’ requirements leads to an appropriate and subsequently implemented specification.

The PROFINET specification has already performed a lot of preparatory work on Asset Management and Diagnosis use cases, which were also rated as especially relevant by the users. The scope and level of detail of these functions are unique. Thus, the required information is provided to the user in accordance with a standardized structure in the OPC UA object tree following mapping of the objects in the OPC UA Information Model made available via the PROFINET system during vertical access by an IT system via OPC UA client-server calls. This information can then be easily processed in superimposed systems.

Thanks to the TCP/IP channel in PROFINET networks, which has always been open, OPC UA access can take place via the controllers, gateways, or even directly to subordinate devices. Therefore a start in OPC UA can take place flexibly and in phases.

OPC UA is not a new topic for PI. Thus, the FDI specification energetically pursued by PI uses OPC UA services. The already applied OPC UA specification for devices is also used in the PROFINET mapping. The coordination with new activities for mapping of IO-Link in accordance with OPC-UA takes place continuously, ensuring seamless joint integration into the OPC UA Object Model.

The activities aim to create an OPC UA PROFINET Companion Specification by mid-2019. The device manufacturers can continue to integrate the proven PROFINET services without change. A display of information using OPC UA services in accordance with currently defined mapping can then take place in the corresponding devices in accordance with customer requirements.

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Press Contact:                                                                                                

PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International)

Support Center

Barbara Weber

Haid-und-Neu-Str. 7

D-76131 Karlsruhe

Tel.: 07 21 /96 58 – 5 49

Fax: 07 21 / 96 58 – 5 89

Barbara.Weber@profibus.com

http://www.PROFIBUS.com

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