PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link Seminar – Cambridge, October 11

Free Training for Industrial and Process Network Users

Sponsored by a European Interreg Project named “Industry 4.0 via Networked Control Applications and Sustainable Engineering” – aka INCASE, 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, with particular attention to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0

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

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.

With nearly 80 million nodes  installed worldwide, PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link are truly market leaders, providing 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 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, PROFINET or IO-Link application … don’t miss this one-day Seminar!

Draft Agenda – subject to change

08:30 – 08:55 Registration and refreshments
08:55 – 09:20 Welcome and Keynote address Derek Lane, WAGO for PI UK and Philippe Saey, KU Leuven  for INCASE
09:20 – 09:30 Introduction to the exhibitors Derek Lane and Philippe Saey
09:30 – 09:50 Introduction to PROFIBUS International and the basics of PROFIBUS and PROFINET Mark Freeman, Siemens
09:50 – 10:10 PROFINET network design Peter Brown, Siemens
10:10 – 10:40 Coffee and exhibition
10:40 – 11:10 PROFINET network redundancy with MRP, PRP and HSR: working principles, measurements, application example from industry Philippe Saey & Frederic Depuydt, KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
11:10 – 11:30 PROFINET network commissioning and testing Dave Tomlin, Hitex
11:30 – 11:50 PROFIBUS DP/PA network commissioning and testing Richard Needham, Hi-Port Controls
11:50 – 12:10 PROFINET of Things for IIoT and Industry 4.0 Derek Lane
12:10 – 12:30 PROFIcloud – the Professional Cloud from Phoenix Contact Tony Deane and Arno Martin Fast, Phoenix Contact
12:30 – 13:20 Lunch and exhibition
13:20 – 13:40 PROFIBUS & PROFINET device configuration tools Phil Waterworth, Endress+Hauser
13:40 – 14:00 Safety & Security for Control Networks Cliff Martin, BAE Systems
14:00 – 14:20 IO-Link technology Russell Smith – Balluff
14:20 – 14:40 EMC interference in industrial networks – understanding and avoiding the risks. Peter Thomas, Control Specialists
14:40 – 15:10 Coffee and exhibition
15:10 – 15:30 Troubleshooting EMI in industrial networks: practical cases. Jos Knockaert, UGent (Ghent University, Belgium)
16:00 – 16:10 Summary, questions and close Derek Lane

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The event will also feature an exhibition of the latest PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link products from PI-UK member companies. Click here for more information about the exhibits.

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