See latest PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link products in Birmingham

Table-top exhibition to accompany seminar

Taking place at the National Conference Centre on November 17th 2021, 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 process industry and automated manufacturing applications, with particular attention to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Exhibitors include:

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

Belcom Cables are your source of excellence for industrial automation cables. We take precision, high-performance data and communication cables into the toughest environments.

Our extensive stock of Fieldbus cables include the Dataguard series armoured outdoor cables and direct burial styles which have been adopted extensively throughout the water and waste-water treatment industry using Profibus DP and PA protocols

It is often the case that insufficient attention is given to the interconnecting cables in industrial data networks. We take this on board and ensure that our Fieldbus cables are the best available from stock in the UK.

Whilst the core technology remains, the ever-growing applications determine new designs for outer sheath performance and with different requirements and standards required for different industrial sectors Belcom strives to ensure that the right cable for its applications is readily available from stock. Click here to view the Belcom video

Endress+Hauser Ltd. Having developed and supplied process measurement technologies for over 60 years, Endress Hauser is one of the first companies to supply both PROFIBUS DP/PA and PROFINET compliant field devices. We also supply industrial network design, installation and test & verification engineering services along with project management to ensure your projects are delivered on time and on budget. Benefit from the experience of our certified PROFIBUS and PROFINET engineers to ensure your industrial network runs efficiently. Our Service Department will also continue to maintain your field instruments and importantly your industrial networks throughout its life cycle. Endress + Hauser

Fortress Safety provides the best safety solutions to keep employees safe whilst they carry out their task at work.  For over 50 years we have been designing, manufacturing and supplying interlocks and access control systems to a wide range of industries, from construction materials to automotive.  Our products are renowned for being robust and modular; we are able to configure bespoke solutions to fulfil customer requirements whatever the environment, agnostic other technology in the system.

We provide include trapped key systems, wired and gate interlocks, control stations, RFID access control, networked solutions and fluid power isolation, all with relevant approvals for TUV SUD, IECex, ATEX, 3A.  Our experience has allowed us to build considerable safety expertise that we use to support development of international standards and provide training and education to customers.  We can help guide you through complex regulations and design solutions optimised for safety and productivity in your environment.

Hitex are the UK distributor for SOFTING. With PROFIBUS and PROFINET commissioning and fault-finding tools, with the PROFIBUS Tester 5 for diagnostics and TH Link for PROFIBUS for long term health checking and remote network access over ethernet, Wiring testers and TH Link for PROFINET and industrial ethernet diagnostics. Connect your existing field devices to a more modern PLC.

We also have interface cards for PC104/PCi/PCIe/USB/Bluetooth/Ethernet for CAN/PROFIBUS/Foundation Fieldbus. Connect devices together with our OPC suite in software or use our gateways to translate between different PLC manufacturers, into MES or higher-level systems or up to the cloud.

Hitex also offer onsite diagnostics, troubleshooting and network commissioning reports.

HMS Industrial Networks is a world leader in automation connectivity with a large portfolio that includes network gateways, wireless and cloud-based solutions. HMS has a wide variety of Profibus, PROFINET and PROFIsafe products that they will be highlighting at the seminar.

 

PROCENTEC is a 20+-year-old Dutch fully independent company, member of the PROFIBUS and PROFINET International organization since its foundation. PROCENTEC is a Competence Center, Training Center and Test Lab for PROFIBUS and PROFINET technologies.

By going on-site to troubleshoot networks PROCENTEC found the need for easy to use solutions in order to perform correct network maintenance, quickly find network problems and prevent production downtime with real-time information on the quality and status of the communication inside your network.

Procentec’s products and services revolve around three core principles:

  • Reliability: Diagnostic and monitoring devices in order to prevent costly unplanned downtimes.
  • Network Components: Solutions in order to optimize the network communication, make the networks more robust, avoid common mistakes and speed up the maintenance activities.
  • Knowledge: Support on-site or from remote and training.

WAGO Limited is the UK & I subsidiary of WAGO Kontakttechnicik GmbH & Co. Formed in 1951 with the UK operation opening in 1990 at Rugby, WAGO pioneered spring force technology inventing CageClamp in 1977 for use in DIN rail mounted terminals. In 1995 the company brought out Series 750 to revolutionize Fieldbus Technology with modular I/O and a choice of the major fieldbus standards. PROFIBUS has always been a major protocol and now PROFINET and IO-Link have also become standard offering in WAGO automation solutions and Cloud connectivity.

WAGO will be showing their Series 750 PROFIBUS and PROFINET product range including Touch Panels, Industrial Switches, Power Supplies, etc.

 

More information and online Registration

Birmingham, 17 November 2021 – https://bit.ly/PIUKBirmingham2021

Glasgow, 24 March 2022- http://bit.ly/PIUKScotland

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About PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link

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.

Click here to view the complete agenda

More information and online Registration:

Birmingham, 17 November 2021 – https://bit.ly/PIUKBirmingham2021

Glasgow, 24 March 2022- http://bit.ly/PIUKScotland

In case of difficulty contact Ann on tel: 00 44 207 193 8018 or email admin@profibus.org.uk

 

Important Message re: COVID precautions at PROFINET, PROFIBUS and IO-Link Seminar

With the recent relaxation of restrictions due to the coronavirus, you may be wondering what’s going to happen at our seminar at The National Conference Centre, Birmingham on November 17th.

In order to minimise risk, we are putting in place the following arrangements:

Ventilation, cleanliness and social distancing

We have changed our seminar room to now take place in the Premier Suite, which is a very spacious room on the ground floor with air conditioning plus windows that could be opened to increase ventilation. The room will be cleaned thoroughly before we take possession. The venue provides hand sanitisers in the reception area and we will provide more on the exhibition tables and around the room.

The room can accommodate 360 people seated banquet style – we’re expecting around 60 so there will be plenty of room for social distancing with adequate space between seats. In addition, we will encourage delegates to consider:

  • Wearing a face covering when moving around
  • Maintaining reasonable social distancing
  • Using the hand sanitisers provided regularly throughout the day.

You can find out more about the venue and the room at: https://www.nationalconferencecentre.co.uk/interactive-room-finder/

Food and refreshments

The venue’s catering staff will be wearing masks and gloves when they deliver food and refreshments to the self-serve buffet area. The staff will then only return to the buffet / refreshments for replenishment purposes.

In order to avoid queues, we are planning on calling delegates up to the buffet in limited groups.

General

The venue management has assured us that they are following Government guidelines closely and will apply any new instructions that may have come into effect by the time of our event.

At the present time, there are no plans to cancel the event, but with the situation changing daily, we may have to postpone it, in which case we will let you know as soon as we know.