W03 – PROFIBUS Diagnostics, the techniques and equipment

A practical session that allows attendees to get hands-on with real devices on a real network.

Featuring a DP+PA network consisting of two DP segments and a PA segment with  monitoring devices from several leading manufacturers including Softing, Procentec and Pepperl+Fuchs, the network will also have a wireless switch into which a number of monitoring devices will connect and there will be several laptops with wireless comms spread around the room so that people can interact with the monitors.

The Workshop will start with a general introductory presentation on communication and peripheral faults, fault diagnosis and network monitoring. This will include coverage of permanent network monitoring devices and an explanation of the physical setup so people know what they are doing.

Presented by Andy Verwer of VTC and Dave Tomlin of Hitex