Update on PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link seminar

Presentations now available to download

Attended by over 50 designers, engineers and decision-makers, this free-to-attend seminar, organised by PI UK and hosted by Siemens at their Manchester premises, 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 event focused on the practical aspects of using advanced networking technologies from system design and safety considerations through to maintenance and fault-finding.

The event was supported by a table tope exhibition with working demonstations of PROFINET, PROFIBUS and IO-Link systems and tools.

Comments from some of the Delegates:

“Well organised, good range of well-informed speakers and good variety of content. Overall a very informative day.”

“Interesting presentations given by highly experienced professionals.”

“It was a very informative day for me since I’m a Profi newbie!”

“Really enjoyed the day. Found it very informative.”

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09.00 Coffee and Registration
09:30 Introduction and Profibus & Profinet Update Mark Freeman
09.55 Profibus DP – Commissioning and Maintenance

After a brief introduction to PROFIBUS basics, we outline the essentials needed for successful network commissioning and maintenance. We explain the useful low level indicators of network weakness and how to go about locating and correcting faults, both in new and long running systems.

Richard Needham
10.35 Establishing EMC Compliance in Industrial Networks

A presentation summarising work done in the area of EMC and Equipotential Bonding with respect to PROFIBUS and PROFINET networks and the implications of EN50310-2016.

Peter Thomas
11.15 Coffee
11.35 Current Trends involving PROFIsafe

This presentation will discuss how we approach a safety-related system and why PROFIsafe is a useful tool in modern control systems. The presentation will also cover requirements for modern safety-related systems especially the considerations in relation to Cyber Security and the precautions we should be taking today.

Peter Brown
12.15 PROFINET System Design

This presentation covers the basic requirements for achieving a robust, reliable and maintainable PROFINET system. We will show how a little informed consideration at the design stage can have a major impact on the performance, availability and health checking of a PROFINET system.

Andy Verwer
12.55 Lunch  
13.35 PROFIBUS system engineering and monitoring

PROFIBUS has been widely used in automation systems for over 25 years. However, there are still new developments and innovations being introduced. This presentation will examine some of the devices and techniques that are available for engineering functions and activities on PROFIBUS systems.

Andy Verwer
14.15 PROFINET for IoT, IIoT and Industry 4.0

A short journey to explain the IoT The Internet of Things, IIoT The Industrial Internet of things, IND4.0 from IND1.0 and Big Data. How PROFINET is placed as the ideal Industrial Fieldbus to fulfil the above, how its implemented and why you should consider it. Some of the myths explained.

Derek Lane
14.45 Introduction to IO-Link – Features and Benefits

With an installed base approaching 4 million nodes IO-Link is THE protocol for communication down to the sensor and actuator level. In this presentation Russell will be covering what a typical IO-Link solution consists of, how it interfaces to the control system and what benefits can be derived from this increased level of communication with IO-Link devices.

Russell Smith
15.25 Summary/Questions
15.30 Close

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