PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link seminar agenda updated

Free Seminar – Manchester – Wednesday Mar 29, 2017

The agenda for this free-to-attend seminar has now been updated. The event 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, 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, it focuses on the practical aspects of using advanced networking technologies 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.

IO-LINK is an independent sensor/actuator interface solution for use with several industrial fieldbus and industrial network solutions, including PROFIBUS and PROFINET. The presentation will provide an introduction to this technology, the types of devices available, how they are parameterised and how they are integrated within a programmable control system.

This seminar is ably presented by specialists from PI UK 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!

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 Draft Agenda – subject to change 

09.00 Coffee and Registration  
09:30 Introduction of Exhibitor stands 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.

Dave Tomlin
10.35 Why you should measure shield currents in PROFIBUS and PROFINET 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 EN503102016.

Peter Thomas
11.15 Coffee  
11.35 Safety for Automation and Control Networks

How we approach a safety related system and why PROFIsafe is a useful tool in modern control systems.

Peter Brown
12.15 PROFINET System Design

What are the basic requirements for achieving a robust, reliable and maintainable PROFINET system.

Andy Verwer
12.55 Lunch  
13.35 PROFIBUS system engineering and monitoring

A look at 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 IIoT , from IND1.0 to IND4.0 and Big Data & where PROFINET fits in.

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

What does a typical IOLink solution consists of, how it interface to the control system and what are the benefits

Russell Smith
15.25 Summary/Questions  
15.30 Close

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