Agenda announced for Smart Way to Industry 4 Seminars

The Smart Way to Industry 4.0 with PROFINET Based Technologies

Organized by PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI UK) and the European Interreg Project INCASE (“Industry 4.0 via Networked Control Applications and Sustainable Engineering”), these free-to-attend seminars will address 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.

Opening with a keynote address given by PI Chairman Karsten Schneider introducing PI’s current and developing technologies for Industry 4.0, the event will cover key application areas such as mechanical handling and logistics, robotics, automotive engineering, electrical and electronics assembly, control systems and energy management, utilities, pharmaceutical, packaging and printing.

Part of the day is with parallel tracks, so that you can either refresh your knowledge as a beginner in PROFINET or as a more experienced user find new ideas for applications. Hence, these events are highly recommended both for newcomers and people who have attended our previous events.

Agenda – Subject to Change

The Smart way to Industry 4.0 with PROFINET based technologies
Coventry, 26/3 and London, 28/03
09h00 – 09h15 Introduction to the conference day PI UK and INCASE
09h15 – 10h15 Keynote: Overview of PI’s current and developing technologies for Industry 4.0 Karsten Schneider, PI Chairman
10h15 – 10h45 Ethernet’s copper physical layer finally unveiled Frederic Depuydt, KU Leuven, BE
split up & quick coffee to go
Track 1 Track 2
11h00 – 11h30 IO-Link for the “last metres” communication Derek Lane, WAGO Redundancy for PROFINET networks Frederic Depuydt & Philippe Saey, KU Leuven, BE
11h35 – 12h05 Process Automation networks with PROFIBUS and PROFINET Karsten Schneider Designing & virtual commissioning: co-simulation with Siemens NX David Van Os, UGent, BE
12h05 – 12h35 Safety & Security – Not so different from one another Cliff Martin and Sam Thom, BAE Systems FPGA based error generator for PROFIBUS DP: stress testing your network or diagnostic tools Jean-Marc Capron (Yncréa Hauts-de-France, France)
12h35 – 13h05 Interactive demo sessions
13h05 – 14h00 Lunch & exhibition
14h00 – 14h30 Cyber Security –  Secure Architecture Challenges for Real Businesses Cliff Martin and Sam Thom, BAE Systems Combining data and power: Power-over-ethernet and Power Line Communication Jos Knockaert, UGent, BE
14h30 – 15h00 Network Diagnostics Dave Tomlin, Hitex and Andy Morse, AJM Industrial control cases with MATLAB code in PLCs, using PROFINET’s “oversampling” & “I-Device” features Philippe Saey, KU Leuven, BE
15h00 – 15h30 Coventry: EMC for industrial networks Peter Thomas, Control Specialists
15h00 – 15h30 London: EMC and HFPQ for industrial networks Jos Knockaert, UGent, BE
15h30 – 16h15 Interactive demo sessions
16h15 – 16h20 Final remarks & close

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Supported by demonstrations of actual tools used in configuration and maintenance, these events focus very much on the practical aspects of using PROFINET and IO-Link, from system design and safety considerations through to fault-finding and maintenance. The events will, therefore, be 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.

*** Places are limited so don’t delay – book today! ***

Click here to register for Coventry, 26 March 2019

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