PROFIBUS UK 20th Anniversary Conference Programme – 1st draft

The PROFIBUS Group has announced preliminary details of their 20th Anniversary Conference programme

To be presented on the 26th June 2013 at The Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford, Warwickshire, England, the conference will open with a State of The (Industrial) Nation address from Brian Holliday, one of the “fathers” of The UK’s PROFIBUS Group, addressing factors such as government, manufacturing, industrial infra-structure and skills, and why investment and standards such as PROFIBUS  & PROFINET remain key to growth and prosperity.

Karsten Schneider, PI Chairman will then present the keynote speech, bringing important news of updates on the technology including PROFINET for PA, Performance achievements and the latest development on such key areas as PROFIenergy.

Case Studies

James Powell, author of “Catching the Process Fieldbus” and a regular presenter at previous conferences will present a case study of a customer who has switched from Ex HART to IS PROFIBUS PA utilizing a multi-vendor solution, showing that PROFIBUS PA is not just for large sites and revealing the economics of using PA and IS instead of Ex construction.

Other practical presentations and case studies will be delivered by David Bray of United Utilities on the subject of lightning protection while an expert from BAE Systems submarine division will address key issues of safety and security in systems design and implementation.

Master Classes and Workshops

There will be a number of Master Classes and Workshops, covering matters such as the new Certified PROFIBUS System Designer course. Delivered by the Group’s Technical Officer, Andy Verwer, this presentation shows the need for such certified training and outlines the course content.

Peter Thomas of Control Specialists will discuss how the use of PROFINET can take you into the realms of the IT world, which is very different from the one in which control engineers usually operate in. He will show how WireShark can be used as a tool for base lining the operation of your PROFINET network and will initially look at normal Internet traffic frames such as ping and website calls to gain a better understanding of how it can be of benefit.

Other workshops will be presented covering tools and techniques for health checking and trouble shooting, PROFIBUS device configuration and device commissioning using FDT/DTM and EDDL based tools.

Register as a Conference Delegate

Register now to ensure your place and to be kept up to date with the conference programme as it develops.

A Certificate of Attendance can be supplied if ordered at time of registration.

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