That was the comment from Manuel Polonia who had travelled all the way from Italy just to attend this event. For Manuel and some 40 other engineers who attended PI UK’s seminar at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at the University of Sheffield, Wednesday October 14th was a truly memorable day.
The first event of its type in the UK, this free-to-attend seminar addressed the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing and process industry applications.
Covering the use of PROFIBUS, PROFINET and 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, the seminar focused on the practical aspects of using these technologies, from system design and safety considerations through to maintenance and fault-finding.
Supported by demonstrations of the actual tools used in configuration and maintenance, these seminar are 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.
Here are a few more comments from attendees:
- Very interesting event, concise yet informative
- Good presentations, very informative
- Excellent content.
- Very well put together event and very well presented
- Very interesting – learnt a lot about current and upcoming topics
- Topics discussed were spot on!
- Very good – increased my understanding of Profibus/Profinet
- Great! Presented very well, and very well understood from my point of view. New to this field of engineering.
Don’t miss our next seminar!
Following the undoubted success of this event, PI UK will be organising a number of follow up events during 2016. Click here to join the mailing list to ensure that you are kept informed of when and where these will be.
To give you an idea of what was/will be covered, here is the agenda from the Sheffield event:
|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|
|11.35||Current Trends involving PROFIsafe||Peter Brown|
|12.15||PROFIBUS – System Design||Andy Verwer|
|13.35||Device Calibration and Maintenance on a PROFIBUS PA Network||Andy Verwer|
|14.15||PROFINET for IoT, IIoT and Industry 4.0||Xiu Ji|
|14.45||An introduction to IO-Link and its integration with programmable control systems||Peter Thomas|