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Process-seminar-e+h-march2017Advance notice of two new training events …

  • Wrexham, North Wales, 26 September
  • Cambridge, 11 October

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

 

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

Supported by demonstrations of actual tools used in configuration and maintenance, these seminars will 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.

Market Leading Technologies

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.

These seminars are 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. These events will provide delegates with an excellent networking opportunity and the ability to speak to our experts whom, we promise, will not force you to buy anything.

Outline Agenda – subject to change

  • Welcome and Keynote Address
  • Introduction to the Exhibitors
  • Introduction to Profibus International and the basics of PROFIBUS and PROFINET
  • Introduction to IO-Link

Design Section       

  • The fundamental principles of good design in networked industrial systems – what they are and how to apply
  • EMC interference in industrial networks – understanding and avoiding the risks

Installation, Commissioning & Maintenance Section

  • Principles, Tools and Techniques for Reliable Installation
  • Commissioning and Maintenance of Industrial Automation Networks
  • Device configuration and asset management tools for Process Industry Networks

IIoT and Industry 4.0 Section

  • PROFINET of Things for IIoT and Industry 4.0
  • PROFINET in the Process Industry

Safety & Security Section

  • Safety for Automation and Control Networks
  • IIoT, Security & Ethernet Design
  • Open Forum

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Registration

If you’d like to learn how to simplify your PROFIBUS, PROFINET or IO-Link application …

Click here to register for Wrexham, September 26

Click here to register for Cambridge, October 11

Latest PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link Node Count 

The installed base of devices with interfaces of the communication technologies of PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) continues its very strong overall market position. Against the background of Industry 4.0 incorporation into the automation of production systems, this is a clear sign of the acceptance of PI technologies in this innovative domain.

PROFINET Nodes 2016PROFINET

The development of PROFINET is very encouraging. In 2016, a record 3.6 million PROFINET devices were put on the market. This brought the total number to 16.4 million at the end of 2016, which represents an increase of 28% over the previous year.

PROFIBUS

2.4 million PROFIBUS devices were produced in 2016, rather fewer than the previous year. However, the total of 56 million devices across all years still represents a record. 10.6 million of these were incorporated into process automation systems. However, if the annual values of the two technologies are compared, PROFINET is significantly ahead of PROFIBUS for the first time. In 2016, 50% more PROFINET devices were produced than PROFIBUS devices.

PROFIsafe Nodes 2016PROFIsafe

The development of PROFIsafe is still very encouraging: with 1.55 million nodes put on the market, it has been able to achieve above-average growth again of nearly 30% and can now boast 7 million installed nodes.

IO-Link Nodes 2016IO-Link

IO-Link in turn experienced the largest increase of 47% over the year in 2016. This brings the total number of installed IO-Link devices to more than 5.3 million.

Industry 4.0 Trends

Karsten Schneider, Chairman of PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI), views the figures from the most recent assessment as clear confirmation of users’ great trust in PI technologies: “Especially against the background of the trends that have become visible through Industry 4.0, the figures demonstrate impressively that the PI technologies have developed in the right direction. This is motivation for us to continue the work with the same intensity and advance it even further to meet the requirements from the Industry 4.0 domain. The I40@PI working group founded a year and a half ago has picked up speed. The fundamental requirements stand, and the solutions are taking form in coordination with end users.”

Full agenda for PROFIBUS and PROFINET in Process Training Day

Organised by PROFIBUS & PROFINET International UK (PI UK), this free-to-attend training event in Manchester covered many of the key issues involved in the use of advanced network communications in Process and Hybrid Industry applications.

Covering the use of PROFIBUS and PROFINET in key application areas such as Pulp & Paper, Chemical, Utilities, Pharmaceutical, Oil & Gas today, it focuses on the practical aspects of using PROFIBUS and PROFINET in process industry applications from system design and hazardous area considerations through to maintenance and fault-finding.

Agenda

09:15 Registration and refreshments
09:45 Welcome and introduction to the table top exhibitions Andy Smith, Endress+Hauser
10:00 Profibus International and the basics of PROFIBUS and PROFINET Mark Freeman, Siemens
10:20 PROFINET in Process

The number of installed PROFINET nodes is growing and growing. In this presentation we will discuss the use of PROFINET in process industry applications and compare its use to PROFIBUS which is a strong performer in the process industry.

Peter Brown, Siemens
11:00 PROFIBUS & PROFINET system design for the Process Industry

This presentation examines the fundamental principles of good network design for process automation systems. The presentation will discuss the main factors that should be considered at the design stage of a project and how these can impact on the reliability and availability of the plant. Practical examples will show how facilities for health checking, fault-finding and maintenance can have a crucial impact. The presentation will also examine how properly thought out network monitoring and engineering access facilities can drastically affect plant up-time and thus profitability.

Andy Verwer, Verwer Training and Consultancy
11.30 Coffee and exhibition
12:00 PROFIBUS commissioning and maintenance

Although PROFIBUS can provide robust, long lasting network reliability and resilience, special tools are recommended to check on the quality of each new installation and to help with the long term maintenance of the originally achieved levels of performance. In this talk we outline what can be expected of such tools, how and when they should be used and the important network performance indicators that can be checked. These tools are recommended for use during commissioning of new systems, before new system acceptance and on a regular basis thereafter in order to help ongoing reliability and successful operation. Collection and logging of comprehensive network performance reports from the test tool, at or soon after first system acceptance, can then provide an extremely valuable benchmark against which to compare all future measurements in the years ahead.

Richard Needham, Hi-Port Controls
12:30 The effects of EMC on bus networks

Recently, a new phenomenon has appeared during the search for the causes of network failures. It has been noted data communication issues are becoming more frequent in situations where conventional network analysers do not reveal any weak points.

It was the investigation of shield currents on industrial data communication lines that prompted the usual diagnostic approach to take a completely new turn. It soon became clear that the bus itself was in perfect condition, but was being affected by external influences that are generally referred to as “EMC interference“. Further extensive measurements, both in the bonding system and in the shielding connections of bus lines, revealed an association between high leakage currents (mostly of higher frequency) and bus failures.

This presentation will explain the theory behind the measurements, the tools used to perform them and will provide limits against which all industrial networks should be checked against.

Peter Thomas, Control Specialists
13:00 Lunch and exhibition
14.00 Device configuration and asset management tools Phil Waterworth, Endress+Hauser
14:40 IIoT, Security & Ethernet Design

The modern world means that controls systems are being integrated together within the plant with the aim of integrating everything into the management systems and IT system. This step change is due to IIoT and Industry4.0 but does bring other considerations to the table. What should we think about in relation to network design and security?

Peter Brown, Siemens
15:20 Summary and Questions Andy Smith, Endress+Hauser
15:30 Close

Click here to view or download the presentations

The seminar is ably presented by process industry communications specialists from PI UK member organisations. Attendance is free of charge to pre-registered delegates from the User community, i.e. companies that own, operate, design, build or maintain process plant.  The event will provide delegates with an excellent networking opportunity and the ability to speak to our experts whom, we promise, will not force you to buy anything.

With 50% of the seminar time dedicated to live demonstrations and most of the remainder taken up with practical advice based on actual experience, the programme will be of great value to Instrument Technicians/Engineers, C&I Engineers and System Engineers involved in design, operation and maintenance of modern process plant.

Table Top Exhibition

Exhibitors

  • AJM Engineering Management
  • Belcom Cables
  • Control Specialists
  • Hitex UK
  • Hi-Port Controls
  • HMS UK
  • Phoenix Contact

Phoenix Contact will be profiling their HART to PROFINET multiplexer (pictured) which allows existing HART enabled devices to be connected to a PROFINET network, with little or no disruption to established plant architecture.  Additionally we will be previewing our innovative, EX rated device servers and protocol converters.

Back to the Seminar …

Attendance is free of charge to pre-registered delegates from the User community, i.e. companies that own, operate, design, build or maintain process plant. The event will provide delegates with an excellent networking opportunity and the ability to speak to our experts whom, we promise, will not force you to buy anything.

If you’d like to learn how to simplify your PROFIBUS or PROFINET process application … don’t miss this one-day Practical Aspects of PROFIBUS and PROFINET in Process Seminar. Places are limited so don’t delay – book today!

Click here to view or download the presentations

Full agenda for Industrial Automation Training Day

Held in Manchester on March 29th, this highly informative training day addresses the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing applications.

With particular emphasis on Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things, the event will cover the use of PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link in key application areas such as utilities, pharmaceutical, packaging, printing, electrical and electronics assembly, robotics, automotive engineering, mechanical handling and logistics, control systems and energy management, from system design and safety considerations through to maintenance and fault-finding.

Agenda

09.00 Coffee and Registration
09:30 Introduction of Exhibitor stands and Profibus & Profinet Update Mark Freeman
09.55 Profibus DP – Monitoring and Maintenance

Identifying potential future problems, diagnosing current problems and the steps to take to make your network fit for the future.

Dave Tomlin
10.35 Why you should measure shield currents in PROFIBUS and PROFINET networks

Recently, a new phenomenon has appeared during the search for the causes of network failures. It has been noted data communication issues are becoming more frequent in situations where conventional network analysers do not reveal any weak points.

It was the investigation of shield currents on industrial data communication lines that prompted the usual diagnostic approach to take a completely new turn. It soon became clear that the bus itself was in perfect condition, but was being affected by external influences that are generally referred to as “EMC interference“. Further extensive measurements, both in the bonding system and in the shielding connections of bus lines, revealed an association between high leakage currents (mostly of higher frequency) and bus failures.

This presentation will explain the theory behind the measurements, the tools used to perform them and will provide limits against which all industrial networks should be checked against.

Peter Thomas
11.15 Coffee
11.35 Safety for Automation and Control Networks

This presentation will discuss the basics of how we should approach a safety-related control project and discuss how networking supports the implementation of the safety system using PROFIsafe as an example of a black channel safety-related control solution.

Peter Brown
12.15 PROFINET System Design

It is widely accepted that the most important decisions are made at design stage of a project. 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. The presentation will discuss 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. The presentation will also examine how properly thought out network monitoring and redundancy can drastically affect plant up-time and thus profitability.

Andy Verwer
12.55 Lunch  
13.35 PROFIBUS system engineering and monitoring

This presentation will look at the tools and techniques that are available for engineering activities such as health checking and fault finding. In particular the presentation will explore some of the devices that are now available for automated network condition monitoring. These devices can provide 24/7 remote monitoring of your networks to provide rapid reporting of network problems and provide indication of performance degradation and give pre-warning of impending failure. The presentation will include a practical demonstration of some of the available tools.

Andy Verwer
14.15 PROFINET for IoT, IIoT and Industry 4.0

A short journey to explain the IoT The Internet of Things, IIoT The Industrial Internet of things, IND4.0 from IND1.0 and Big Data. How PROFINET is placed as the ideal Industrial Fieldbus to fulfil the above, how its implemented and why you should consider it. Some of the myths explained.

Derek Lane
14.45 Introduction to IO-Link – Features and Benefits

With an installed base approaching 4 million nodes IO-Link is THE protocol for communication down to the sensor and actuator level. This presentation will be covering what a typical IO-Link solution consists of, how it interfaces to the control system and the benefits that can be derived from this increased level of communication with IO-Link devices. These include: easier handling of measurement signals, remote and automatic device parameterisation, smart sensor diagnostic functions, safety over IO-Link whilst also being an enabler for Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 strategies.

Russell Smith
15.25 Summary/Questions
15.30 Close

Click here to view or download the presentations

 

Table Top Exhibition

Supported by demonstrations of actual tools used in configuration and maintenance, the seminar will be of great value to Designers, Production/System Engineers, Instrument Technicians/Engineers and C&I Engineers involved in design, operation and maintenance of modern automated factories and process plant.

  • AJM Engineering Management
  • BalluffPROFINET to Interbus proxy
  • Belcom Cables
  • Control Specialists
  • Hitex UK
  • Hi-Port Controls
  • IndustrialComms
  • iTech
  • Phoenix Contact

With the recent upsurge in the request for connection to legacy Interbus systems via PROFINET controllers, Phoenix Contact will be featuring its PROFINET to Interbus proxy (pictured) which allows direct connection between PROFINET controllers and legacy Interbus networks.

iTech will be showcasing a PLC with PROFINET, PI with 2 or 3 instruments on PROFIBUS DP and PA, V90 Servo Motor using PROFINET, Procentec’s Profibus Analyser and a Combricks fixed Analyser.

Back to the Seminar …

This seminar was ably presented by network specialists from member companies of PI UK, the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to support of advanced manufacturing technologies for the benefit of UK industry. 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 PI UK’s experts.

Click here to view or download the presentations

 

Practical Aspects of PROFIBUS and PROFINET in Process Industries seminar is free to attend

PROFINET and PROFIBUS in Process Seminar*** Manchester, March 30th ***

Organised by PROFIBUS & PROFINET International UK (PI UK), this free-to-attend training event will be covering many of the key issues involved in the use of advanced network communications in Process and Hybrid Industry applications.

Covering the use of PROFIBUS and PROFINET in key application areas such as Pulp & Paper, Chemical, Utilities, Pharmaceutical, Oil & Gas today, it focuses on the practical aspects of using PROFIBUS and PROFINET in process industry applications from system design and hazardous area considerations through to maintenance and fault-finding. Attendance is free of charge to pre-registered delegates from the User community, i.e. companies that own, operate, design, build or maintain process plant.

About the Training Seminar

The seminar is ably presented by process industry communications specialists from PI UK member organisations. With 50% of the seminar time dedicated to live demonstrations and most of the remainder taken up with practical advice based on actual experience, the programme will be of great value to Instrument Technicians/Engineers, C&I Engineers and System Engineers involved in design, operation and maintenance of modern process plant.

The event will provide delegates with an excellent networking opportunity and the ability to speak to PI UK’s experts.

Agenda:

09:15 Registration and refreshments
09:45 Welcome and introduction to the table top exhibitions Andy Smith, Endress+Hauser
10:00 Profibus International and the basics of PROFIBUS and PROFINET Mark Freeman, Siemens
10:20 PROFINET in Process Peter Brown, Siemens
11:00 PROFIBUS & PROFINET system design for the Process Industry Andy Verwer, Verwer Training and Consultancy
11.30 Coffee and exhibition
12:00 PROFIBUS commissioning and maintenance Richard Needham, Hi-Port Controls
12:30 The effects of EMC on bus networks Peter Thomas, Control Specialists
13:00 Lunch and exhibition
14.00 Device configuration and asset management tools Phil Waterworth, Endress+Hauser
14:40 IIoT, Security & Ethernet Design Peter Brown, Siemens
15:20 Summary and Questions Andy Smith, Endress+Hauser
15:30 Close

More information can be obtained following this link: http://wp.me/p2ChOt-6u7 or in case of difficulty by contacting Ann on tel: 00 44 207 193 8018, or email admin@profibus.org.uk

And specifically for companies in the Factory Automation market …

Companies involved in advanced manufacturing and factory automation may be interested to attend another of PI UK’s events, to be held in Manchester the previous day, March 29th. Entitled Practical Aspects of PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link in Factory Automation, the event specifically addresses the key issues involved in the use of advanced network communications in industrial automation.

More information can be obtained following this link: http://wp.me/p2ChOt-6um or in case of difficulty by contacting Ann on tel: 00 44 207 193 8018, or email admin@profibus.org.uk

 

PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link in Industrial Automation Training Day

To be held in Manchester on March 29th, this highly informative training day addresses the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing applications.

With particular emphasis on Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things, the event will cover the use of PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link in key application areas such as utilities, pharmaceutical, packaging, printing, electrical and electronics assembly, robotics, automotive engineering, mechanical handling and logistics, control systems and energy management, from system design and safety considerations through to maintenance and fault-finding.

Supported by demonstrations of actual tools used in configuration and maintenance, the seminar will be of great value to Designers, Production/System Engineers, Instrument Technicians/Engineers and C&I Engineers involved in design, operation and maintenance of modern automated factories and process plant.

This seminar is ably presented by network specialists from member companies of PI UK, the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to support of advanced manufacturing technologies for the benefit of UK industry. 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 PI UK’s experts.

Agenda

09.00 Coffee and Registration
09:30 Introduction of Exhibitor stands and Profibus & Profinet Update Mark Freeman
09.55 Profibus DP – Commissioning and Maintenance

After a brief introduction to PROFIBUS basics, we outline the essentials needed for successful network commissioning and maintenance.

Dave Tomlin
10.35 Why you should measure shield currents in PROFIBUS and PROFINET networks

A presentation summarising work done in the area of EMC and Equipotential Bonding with respect to PROFIBUS and PROFINET networks and the implications of EN503102016.

Peter Thomas
11.15 Coffee
11.35 Safety for Automation and Control Networks

How we approach a safety related system and why PROFIsafe is a useful tool in modern control systems.

Peter Brown
12.15 PROFINET System Design

What are the basic requirements for achieving a robust, reliable and maintainable PROFINET system.

Andy Verwer
12.55 Lunch
13.35 PROFIBUS system engineering and monitoring

A look at some of the devices and techniques that are available for engineering functions and activities on PROFIBUS systems.

Andy Verwer
14.15 PROFINET for IoT, IIoT and Industry 4.0

A short journey to explain the IIoT , from IND1.0 to IND4.0 and Big Data & where PROFINET fits in.

Derek Lane
14.45 Introduction to IO-Link – Features and Benefits

What does a typical IOLink solution consists of, how it interface to the control system and what are the benefits

Russell Smith
15.25 Summary/Questions
15.30 Close

More information and online registration or in case of difficulty by contacting Ann on tel: 00 44 207 193 8018, or email admin@profibus.org.uk

And specifically for companies in the Process & Hybrid Industries …

Companies involved in the Process Industries may be interested to attend another of PI UK’s events, to be held in Manchester the following day, March 30th. Entitled Practical Aspects of PROFIBUS and PROFINET in Process, the event specifically addresses the key issues involved in the use of advanced network communications in Process and Hybrid Industry applications.

More information can be obtained following this link: http://wp.me/p2ChOt-6u7 or in case of difficulty by contacting Ann on tel: 00 44 207 193 8018, or email admin@profibus.org.uk

 

PROFIBUS and PROFINET in Process Training Seminar – Manchester, March 30

PROFINET and PROFIBUS in Process SeminarOrganised by PROFIBUS & PROFINET International UK (PI UK), this free-to-attend training event will be covering many of the key issues involved in the use of advanced network communications in Process and Hybrid Industry applications.

Covering the use of PROFIBUS and PROFINET in key application areas such as Pulp & Paper, Chemical, Utilities, Pharmaceutical, Oil & Gas today, it focuses on the practical aspects of using PROFIBUS and PROFINET in process industry applications from system design and hazardous area considerations through to maintenance and fault-finding.

The seminar is ably presented by process industry communications specialists from PI UK member organisations. Attendance is free of charge to pre-registered delegates from the User community, i.e. companies that own, operate, design, build or maintain process plant.  The event will provide delegates with an excellent networking opportunity and the ability to speak to our experts whom, we promise, will not force you to buy anything.

Draft Agenda:

09:15 Registration and refreshments
09:45 Welcome and introduction to the table top exhibitions Andy Smith, Endress+Hauser
10:00 Profibus International and the basics of PROFIBUS and PROFINET Mark Freeman, Siemens
10:20 PROFINET in Process Peter Brown, Siemens
11:00 PROFIBUS & PROFINET system design for the Process Industry Andy Verwer, Verwer Training and Consultancy
11.30 Coffee and exhibition
12:00 PROFIBUS commissioning and maintenance Richard Needham, Hi-Port Controls
12:30 The effects of EMC on bus networks Peter Thomas, Control Specialists
13:00 Lunch and exhibition
14.00 Device configuration and asset management tools Phil Waterworth, Endress+Hauser
14:40 IIoT, Security & Ethernet Design Peter Brown, Siemens
15:20 Summary and Questions Andy Smith, Endress+Hauser
15:30 Close

About the Training Seminar

With 50% of the seminar time dedicated to live demonstrations and most of the remainder taken up with practical advice based on actual experience, the programme will be of great value to Instrument Technicians/Engineers, C&I Engineers and System Engineers involved in design, operation and maintenance of modern process plant.

Attendance is free of charge to pre-registered delegates from the User community, i.e. companies that own, operate, design, build or maintain process plant. The event will provide delegates with an excellent networking opportunity and the ability to speak to our experts whom, we promise, will not force you to buy anything.

If you’d like to learn how to simplify your PROFIBUS or PROFINET process application … don’t miss this one-day Practical Aspects of PROFIBUS and PROFINET in Process Seminar. Places are limited so don’t delay – book today!

Click here for more information and to register …

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