PI-UK and INCASE teamed up to promote Industry 4.0 …
Sponsored by a European Interreg Project named “Industry 4.0 via Networked Control Applications and Sustainable Engineering” – aka INCASE, the seminar focused on the practical aspects of using PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link. It covered system design and safety considerations through to fault-finding and maintenance, paying particular attention to how these technologies apply to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 in automated manufacturing and process industry applications.
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 was ably presented by specialists from PI UK member companies and specialists from INCASE and was acknowledged to have been of great value to the many designers, engineers and technicians in attendance.
The agenda covered:
|Introduction to the exhibitors||Derek Lane, WAGO for PI UK and Philippe Saey, KU Leuven|
|Introduction to PROFIBUS International and the basics of PROFIBUS and PROFINET||Mark Freeman, Siemens|
|PROFINET network design||Peter Brown, Siemens|
|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)|
|PROFINET network commissioning and testing||Dave Tomlin, Hitex|
|PROFIBUS DP/PA network commissioning and testing||Richard Needham, Hi-Port Controls|
|PROFINET of Things for IIoT and Industry 4.0||Derek Lane|
|PROFIcloud – the Professional Cloud from Phoenix Contact||Tony Deane and Arno Martin Fast, Phoenix Contact|
|PROFIBUS & PROFINET device configuration tools||Phil Waterworth, Endress+Hauser|
|Safety & Security for Control Networks||Cliff Martin, BAE Systems|
|IO-Link technology||Russell Smith – Balluff|
|EMC interference in industrial networks – understanding and avoiding the risks.||Peter Thomas, Control Specialists|
|Troubleshooting EMI in industrial networks: practical cases.||Jos Knockaert, UGent (Ghent University, Belgium)|