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Table-top exhibition to accompany PI UK seminar.

Taking place in Manchester on June 20, this free-to-attend seminar will be supported by an exhibition with live product demonstrations, making it of great value to Designers, Production/System Engineers, Instrument Technicians/Engineers and C&I Engineers involved in the design, operation and maintenance of modern automated factories and process plant.

The event addresses key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing and process industry applications, with particular attention to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Exhibitors include:

Here are a few examples of what will be on display:


iTech is an established control and automation system integration company. The company has over 20 years’ experience providing and supplying service requirements to the automation industry utilising PLC’s, HMI’s and SCADA’s. We also provide system design and software development, from conception through to installation and commissioning.


Belcom Cables is a specialist supplier of industrial automation cables. As senior members of PROFIBUS UK they hold large stocks of PROFIBUS, PROFINET and fibre optic cables. Their Profi- cables are available with either solid or stranded conductors and either pvc or lszh outer sheaths. Available in softskin or with Belcom’s Dataguard SWA protection for harsh environments. Cables are both UV stable and colourfast.

Industrial Comms

Industrial Communications will be showing a portfolio of products from Deutschmann, Softing, Belden-Hirschmann and Metz Connect. All the products and services on display will be of relevance to designers, implementers and operators of PROFIBUS and/or PROFINET networks, including embedded modules, connectors, cables, hubs, routers, gateways, fibre optic and wireless interfaces. Services include network design, installation, commissioning, validation, testing, monitoring and security auditing.

Balluff will be showcasing the flexibility of IO-Link both for handling smart sensors and also for simplifying the wiring and installation of safety devices via our Profisafe over IO-Link module. Furthermore, we will also be demonstrating how it can be an ideal platform for Industry 4.0 based strategies. Balluff

WAGO will be demonstrating its PFC200 with PROFIBUS master, this also has the IO-Link gateway module connected with a Balluff ultrasonic sensor and light stack. Selection of interface and terminal product. Samples of new 6mm 221 connector. WAGO


With nearly 90 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.

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, the event focuses on the practical aspects of using PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link, from system design and safety considerations through to fault-finding and maintenance.

More about the Seminar

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 experts.

Agenda (Registration and Coffee 8.45 am)

Time Item Presenter
09:15 – 09:30 Welcome and introduction to exhibitors Andy Smith, E+H
09:30 – 10:00 PROFIBUS International and basics of PROFIBUS and PROFINET Mark Freeman, Siemens
10:00 – 10:30 PROFIBUS DP/PA network design Chris McComb, iTech
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee and exhibition
11:00 – 11:30 PROFINET network design Andy Gilbert, Siemens
11:30 – 12:00 Industrial network commissioning and testing Dave Tomlin, Hitex
12:00 – 12:30 PROFIBUS and PROFINET device configuration tools.  Phil Waterworth, Endress + Hauser
12:30 – 13:00 Lunch and Exhibition or Facility tour
13:00 – 14:00 IO-Link technology Adrian Sorsby, Balluff
14:00 – 14:30 Industrial networks safety & security Ben Murphy, Siemens
14:30 – 15:00 Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Derek Lane, Wago
15:00 – 15:15 Summary, questions & close  Andy Smith, E+H
(Click here to see synopses of the presentations …)

More information and online Registration

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