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2017 PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link Node Count numbers released

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

Profinet nodes 2017

Profinet nodes 2017

The development of PROFINET is very encouraging. In 2017, a record 4.5 million PROFINET devices were put on the market. This brought the total number to 20.9 million at the end of 2017, which represents an increase of 27.5% over the previous year.

PROFIBUS

2.3 million PROFIBUS devices were produced in 2017, only slightly fewer than the previous year. However, the total of 58.4 million devices across all years still represents a record.

PROFIsafe

Profisafe nodes 2017

Profisafe nodes 2017

The development of PROFIsafe is still very encouraging: with 1.95 million nodes put on the market, it has been able to achieve above-average growth again of nearly 28% and can now boast 8.9 million installed nodes.

IO-Link

IO-Link nodes 2017

IO-Link nodes 2017

IO-Link, in turn, experienced the largest increase of  52.8 % over the year in 2017. This brings the total number of installed IO-Link devices to more than 8.1 million.

 

More networking, more safety, more freedom – these somewhat contradictory requirements do not end at the most sensitive part of the machine network: functionally safe communication. This is a task that is best handled jointly.

Previously, functionally safe communication via a fieldbus or Industrial Ethernet was limited to purely Master-Slave or Controller-Device architectures. However, there is currently no cross-manufacturer standard for safe transfers between machines and thus between the controllers used in the machines. Therefore, controllers from different manufacturers cannot currently communicate with each other without additional action being taken. 

PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) and the OPC Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to start a Joint Working Group to ensure that PROFIsafe will function between controllers from different manufacturers in the future.

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PROFIBUS & PROFINET International – PI UK is pleased to announce its support for Connected Manufacturing, part of Advanced Engineering 2018 which will take place at the NEC on 31 October/1st November.

“Connected Manufacturing 2017 was a great success, providing us with the ideal platform to present PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link. It was indeed a busy time for us, where we were able to meet, educate and inform many key buyers and specifiers from all over the UK during the two-day event”, said Bob Squirrell, Chairman, PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI UK).

“The exhibition and accompanying conference gave us the perfect opportunity to introduce these and show how they are fundamental to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things by providing deterministic control, data access, and uptime in an open platform.

We are looking forward to continuing our support for the Connected Manufacturing exhibition and conference this year, as it the perfect vehicle for our members to show how PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link are the three most important enabling technologies in automation today.”

About Connected Manufacturing

Already expanding as a result of its highly successful 2017 launch, Connected Manufacturing is the UK’s largest trade show and forum bringing together manufacturers and suppliers of all sizes to further automate their planning, design, test, manufacturing and logistics processes – reducing costs and gaining more competitive advantage worldwide.

Members of PI UK are entitled to a 10% discount on stand prices

Check here for details.

 

Process-seminar-e+h-march2017Free-to-attend PI UK seminar

Hosted by Endress + Hauser, this event addresses the 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).

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, it focuses 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 an exhibition with 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 the design, operation and maintenance of modern automated factories and process plant.

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.

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.

Draft 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 Keynote address:
10:00 – 10:30 PROFIBUS International and basics of PROFIBUS and PROFINET Mark Freeman, Siemens
10:30 – 11:00 PROFIBUS DP/PA network design Chris McComb, iTech
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee and exhibition
11:30 – 12:00 PROFINET network design Andy Gilbert, Siemens
12:00 – 12:30 Industrial network commissioning and testing  Dave Tomlin, Hitex
12:30 – 13:00 PROFIBUS and PROFINET device configuration tools. Phil Waterworth, Endress + Hauser
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and Exhibition or Facility tour
14:00 – 14:30 IO-Link technology Russell Smith, Balluff
14:30 – 15:00 Industrial networks safety & security Ben Murphy, Siemens
15:00 – 15:30 Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Derek Lane, Wago
15:30 – 16:00 TBA
16:00 Close

More information and online Registration

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

 

Advanced Forming Research Centre - Strathclyde University

Advanced Forming Research Centre

AFRC, Catapult Centre, Inchinnan, April 17th, 2018

Places are filling up fast at our free-to-attend seminar, so don’t delay in reserving yours!

We’ve updated the agenda to now include a presentation covering Industrial networks safety & security, and have brought forward the seminar start time by 15 minutes to accommodate the change.

The keynote address entitled “OEM Lifecycle – The Past, Present and Future” will set the scene for this highly topical seminar addressing the 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).

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

Revised agenda (as of 14th March)

Time Item Presenter
09:15 – 09:30 Welcome and introduction to exhibitors Chris McComb, iTech
09:30 – 10:00 Keynote address: OEM Lifecycle – The Past, Present and Future Chris McComb, iTech
10:00 – 10:30 PROFIBUS International and basics of PROFIBUS and PROFINET Mark Freeman, Siemens
10:30 – 11:00 PROFIBUS DP/PA network design Chris McComb, iTech
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee and exhibition
11:30 – 12:00 PROFINET network design Andy Gilbert, Siemens
12:00 – 12:30 The effects of EMC on bus networks Peter Thomas, Control Specialists
12:30 – 13:00 Industrial network commissioning and testing Dave Tomlin, Hitex
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and Exhibition or Facility tour
14:00 – 14:30 PROFIBUS and PROFINET device configuration tools. Phil Waterworth, Endress + Hauser
14:30 – 15:00 IO-Link technology Russell Smith, Balluff
15:00 – 15:30 Industrial networks safety & security Tom Hammond, Siemens
15:30 – 16:00 Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Derek Lane, Wago
16:00 Close

Exhibition too …

Supported by an exhibition with 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 the design, operation and maintenance of modern automated factories and process plant. Current exhibitors include:

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.

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.

Previous comments/feedback include:

“Very well presented and a lot of useful information” “Fantastic as always and very informative”

“Superb day for experience and information”

If you’d like to learn how to simplify your PROFIBUS, PROFINET or IO-Link application … don’t miss this one-day Seminar!

More information and Registration

Advanced Forming Research Centre - Strathclyde University

Advanced Forming Research Centre

AFRC, Catapult Centre, Inchinnan, April 17th, 2018

A new keynote address entitled “OEM Lifecycle – The Past, Present and Future” will set the scene for this highly topical seminar addressing the 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).

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

Draft agenda (as of 22nd Feb)

Time Item Presenter
09:15 – 09:30 Welcome and introduction to exhibitors Ian McCartney, iTech
09:30 – 10:00 Keynote address: OEM Lifecycle – The Past, Present and Future iTech
10:00 – 10:30 PROFIBUS International and basics of PROFIBUS and PROFINET Mark Freeman, Siemens
10:30 – 11:00 PROFIBUS DP/PA network design iTech
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee and exhibition
11:30 – 12:00 PROFINET network design Andy Gilbert, Siemens
12:00 – 12:30 The effects of EMC on bus networks Peter Thomas, Control Specialists
12:30 – 13:00 Industrial network commissioning and testing Dave Tomlin, Hitex
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and Exhibition or Facility tour
14:00 – 14:30 PROFIBUS and PROFINET device configuration tools. Phil Waterworth, Endress + Hauser
14:30 – 15:00 IO-Link technology Russell Smith, Balluff
15:00 – 15:30 Industrial networks safety & security Mark McCormick, Siemens
15:30 – 16:00 Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Derek Lane, Wago
16:00 Close

Who should attend?

Supported by an exhibition with 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 the design, operation and maintenance of modern automated factories and process plant.

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.

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.

Previous comments/feedback include:

“Very well presented and a lot of useful information” “Fantastic as always and very informative”

“Superb day for experience and information”

If you’d like to learn how to simplify your PROFIBUS, PROFINET or IO-Link application … don’t miss this one-day Seminar!

More information and Registration

Advanced Forming Research Centre - Strathclyde University

Advanced Forming Research Centre

Free Seminar – AFRC, Catapult Centre, Inchinnan, April 17th, 2018

This free-to-attend seminar addresses the 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).

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

Who should attend?

Supported by an exhibition with 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 the design, operation and maintenance of modern automated factories and process plant.

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.

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.

Draft Agenda

Time Item Presenter
09:30 – 09:45 Welcome and introduction to exhibitors Ian McCartney, iTech
09:45 – 10:15 Keynote address: OEM Lifecycle – The Past, Present and Future iTech
10:15 – 10:45 PROFIBUS International and basics of PROFIBUS and PROFINET Mark Freeman, Siemens
10:45 – 11:15 PROFIBUS DP/PA network design iTech
11:15 – 11:45 Coffee and exhibition
11:45 – 12:15 PROFINET network design Andy Gilbert, Siemens
12:15 – 12:45 The effects of EMC on bus networks Peter Thomas, Control Specialists
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch and Exhibition or Facility tour
13:45 – 14:15 Industrial network commissioning and testing Dave Tomlin, Hitex
14:15 – 14:45 PROFIBUS and PROFINET device configuration tools. Phil Waterworth, Endress + Hauser
14:45 – 15:15 IO-Link technology Russell Smith, Balluff
15:15 – 15:45 Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Derek Lane, Wago
15:45 – 16:00 Summary, questions, prize draw and close Alan Craig, iTech

Questions are encouraged throughout the day. All times are approximate.

Previous comments/feedback include:

“Very well presented and a lot of useful information” “Fantastic as always and very informative”

“Superb day for experience and information”

If you’d like to learn how to simplify your PROFIBUS, PROFINET or IO-Link application … don’t miss this one-day Seminar!

More information and Registration

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