How to Learn about PROFINET, PROFIBUS and IO-Link on YouTube
This highly informative seminar was presented in November 2021 at The National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham, England and is now available to view on YouTube using this link: https://bit.ly/PIUKonYouTube
The seminar addressed the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing and process industry applications, with particular attention being paid to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Covering key application areas such as control systems and energy management, pulp & paper, chemical, utilities, pharmaceutical, packaging and printing, mechanical handling and logistics, robotics, automotive engineering, electrical and electronics assembly, the event focused on the practical aspects of using PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and IO-Link, from system design and safety & security considerations through to fault-finding and maintenance.
- Welcome and introduction to PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) and its technologies – Derek Lane, WAGO & Peter Thomas, Control Specialists, Deputy Chairman – PI-UK
- Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – Derek Lane
- Network gateway technology – Peter Thomas
- PROFINET Network Design – Andy Williams, Siemens
- Industrial network commissioning and testing – Dave Tomlin, Hitex
- PROFIBUS and PROFINET device configuration tools – Phil Waterworth, Endress + Hauser
- Distance Learning: How to get PROFIBUS or PROFINET Certified remotely – Peter Thomas, Control Specialists
- An update on Ethernet – Advanced Physical Layer (APL) – Phil Waterworth • Questions & Close – Peter Thomas
Introduction to PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) and its technologies
An overview of the Group’s structure and global representation, taking a look at the protocol basics and their differences, plus showing the progress of the number of installed devices from the group’s supported technologies and relating these figures to their market share.
Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
A short journey to explain IIoT, The Industrial Internet of things, IND4.0 and Big Data. How PROFINET is placed as the ideal Industrial Fieldbus to fulfil the above for Factory and Process Automation, how it is implemented and why you should consider it. Some of the myths explained.
Network gateway technology
A vendor-independent overview of how to connect PROFINET networks to existing fieldbuses and expose the data to IOT technologies using OPC-UA. This presentation, including live demonstration, takes a “how it’s done” approach using products from several well-known manufacturers and includes: PROFINET to PROFIBUS DP and PA, CANOpen, IO-Link and OPC UA
PROFINET Network Design
This presentation examines the fundamental principles of good network design for PROFINET systems, although many of the ideas are applicable to PROFIBUS and other networking systems. It discusses the main factors that must be considered at the design stage of an automation system. Practical examples will show how facilities for health checking, fault-finding and maintenance can have a crucial impact on plant availability. It also examines how properly thought-out network monitoring and redundancy can drastically affect plant up-time and thus profitability.
Industrial network commissioning & testing
Take a walk through the process of certifying a new PROFINET (or any other industrial Ethernet) product against the standards and see how easy it can be, then look at a few gotchas that can easily be avoided by careful planning. Learn how to simplify the process of testing both cabling and networks in Industrial Ethernet networks that utilise the PROFINET protocol, how to prevent network failures and resolve cable and network issues faster.
PROFIBUS and PROFINET device configuration tools
A look at the available device configuration tools and their development including the move to unify the different types into one format – FDI. This is followed by a live demonstration of PROFIBUS and PROFINET device configuration using an existing open platform and web browser option.
Distance Learning: How to get PROFIBUS or PROFINET Certified remotely
PI UK are pleased to announce that Control Specialists Ltd, a PI-accredited Training Center (PITC), is offering the full range of PI-certified training courses in an online format as an alternative to conventional face-to-face / site based certified training. In his role as the Chairman of the PI Training Centre working group, Peter Thomas Ltd has been heading up a working group to ensure that the quality of the PI-certification process is maintained globally when delivering the certified training in this new format.
Update on Ethernet – Advanced Physical Layer (APL)
Ethernet APL brings Ethernet technology and ethernet protocols, like PROFINET, to the field of process plants, where topics like explosive environments, loop powered devices and longer cable runs all have to be considered, meaning traditional ethernet networks are not always suitable. This section provides an overview of what APL is, its benefits for process plants and timelines for availability.
Where to view
This seminar was recorded in November 2021 at The National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham, England and is now available to view on YouTube using this link address: https://bit.ly/PIUKonYouTube