The importance of PROFINET Network Acceptance Testing

Free seminar on PROFINET, PROFIBUS and IO-Link

Sheffield 14th October

A presentation on PROFINET network acceptance testing is the latest addition to the agenda of our ever-popular seminar series. 

PROFINET Qualification-Peter ThomasLike its predecessor PROFIBUS, PROFINET is a diagnostic-rich protocol allowing your support team to quickly identify the source of device-related problems. This however is of limited use if the underlying performance of your network is poor. PROFINET networks are often seen as the plug and play solution for industrial networks, giving you the impression that successful completion of your application-specific testing is a guarantee that your network is working efficiently and without errors. This is fundamentally wrong and needs to be considered at the design stage as well as the acceptance stage of a project. This presentation will discuss the issues, how to address them and give typical examples of the equipment required.

About the seminar

Lots to learn at the PROFIBUS & PROFINET seminarBack by popular demand, 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.

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

Supported by 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 design, operation and maintenance of modern automated factories and process plant.

Standardised in IEC 61158, PROFIBUS and PROFINET provide 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 fieldbus specialists from The PROFIBUS Group 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 our experts whom, we promise, will not force you to buy anything.

“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 or PROFINET application … don’t miss this one-day Seminar!

Draft Agenda (Registration and Coffee 9.00 am)

Please note that the agenda can be flexible on the day and the presenters are happy to dwell on areas of specific interest.  Questions are encouraged throughout the day. All times are approximate.

09.00 Coffee and Registration
09:30 Introduction and Profibus & Profinet Update Mark Freeman
09.55 PROFIBUS – Commissioning and Maintenance Richard Needham
10.35 PROFINET Network Acceptance Testing Peter Thomas
11.15 Coffee
11.35 Current Trends involving PROFIsafe Peter Brown
12.15 PROFIBUS – System Design Andy Verwer
12.55 Lunch  
13.35 Device Calibration and Maintenance on a PROFIBUS PA Network Andy Verwer
14.15 Control of PROFINET Devices over the Internet Xiu Ji
14.45 An introduction to IO-Link and its integration with programmable control systems Peter Thomas
14.55 Summary/Questions
15.00 Close

More information and online registration