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FieldComm Group, ODVA and PI Provide Joint Update on an Advanced Physical Layer for Industrial Ethernet

Organizations are cooperating to promote developments for Industrial Ethernet to expand use of EtherNet/IP™, HART-IP™ and PROFINET™ into hazardous locations in the process industry

Bad-Neuenahr, Germany — 8 November 2017 — The organizations FieldComm Group, ODVA and PI (Profibus & Profinet International) joined together to provide an update on the current status of future technology and standards for an advanced physical layer for Industrial Ethernet that will be suitable for use in demanding applications in process instrumentation, commonly referred to as “APL.”  Their briefing explained industry activities and the projected timeline to realize an advanced physical layer for Industrial Ethernet – as intrinsically safe, single-pair and long-reach – for use with process automation field devices. The organizations were joined by representatives from suppliers of process instrumentation and controls in order to provide a well-rounded perspective on the benefits of an advanced physical layer for end users in the process industries, as well as discuss the actions being taken to complete the work needed to realize APL in process field devices.

The organizations, in combination with process automation and instrumentation suppliers, are seeking to leverage the work currently underway in the IEEE 802.3cg Task Force, which is developing amendments to the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard for an Ethernet physical layer operating at 10 Mb/s over single-pair cable with power delivery, and additional developments being done by the suppliers to define the requirements and develop the necessary technology to achieve an Industrial Ethernet suitable for use in hazardous locations up to Zone 0, Division 1.

Together, the organizations and suppliers have formed a steering committee to coordinate the overall work effort to achieve and promote an advanced physical layer for EtherNet/IP, HART-IP and PROFINET.  Dr. Jörg Hähniche, chairperson of the steering committee and employee of Endress+Hauser, Mr. Stefan Lüder, project manager for the advanced physical layer activity and employee of Siemens, Mr. Ted Masters, president of the organization FieldComm Group, Ms. Katherine Voss, president of the organization ODVA, and Mr. Karsten Schneider, chairman of the organization PI, shared in delivering the update.

“APL will be a significant advancement for our industry by extending existing Ethernet technology to address our traditional two-wire topology and intrinsic safety,” stated Ted Masters, president of FieldComm Group.  “Like today, multiple protocols will be used in all facilities, but with the added capabilities of APL and Ethernet-based technologies. With integration through FDI and its information model, our industry can now shift their focus from the protocol to capture the value of the information provided by field devices.”

“EtherNet/IP has proven to users that it offers significant benefits in performance, ease-of-use, interoperability and its substantial ecosystem of suppliers,” said Katherine Voss, president of ODVA.  “EtherNet/IP is future-ready to take advantage of the many exciting developments coming to Industrial Ethernet including single-pair Ethernet which will offer simplified and lower-cost connection schemes for users in a variety of applications.  Users in the process industry will be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the future advanced physical layer technology.”

“Industrie 4.0 driven innovations, in particular, Ethernet-based communication systems are the main driving force for increasing the profitability of process industries, whose production systems have to work for years without interruption in rough environments,” added Karsten Schneider, chairman of PI. “Today, there is still a need for a solution with which PROFINET devices can also be provided for use in hazardous areas based on two-wires and supplying power over the line. This is why PI pushes the implementation of APL – the corresponding physical layer for Ethernet communication – being created in a joint project with well-known industrial companies and organizations.”

Based on timelines published by the IEEE 802.3cg Task Force, the organizations expect that enhancements to the IEEE 802.3 standard for long-reach, single pair Ethernet will be complete in 2019 and available for integration into their respective Ethernet specifications in 2020.  Combined with the additional activities of the process automation and instrumentation suppliers to accelerate development of technology for an advanced physical layer, the organizations foresee that the first Ethernet-connected field devices for use in hazardous locations should appear in 2021 or 2022.

Because the future developments for an advanced physical layer for Industrial Ethernet will provide significant benefits to end-users in the process industry, this press conference was held in conjunction with activities leading up to the 2017 General Meeting of NAMUR, an international user association of automation technology in process industries.  As part of their joint promotion of an advanced physical layer and its potential adaptation to their respective industrial Ethernet networks – EtherNet/IP, HART-IP and PROFINET – the organizations plan to provide future updates at venues relevant to end users in the process industry including, but not limited to, ACHEMA 2018, which will be held 11-15 June 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Editorial Notes

About FieldComm Group
FieldComm Group is a global standards-based organization consisting of leading process end users, manufacturers, universities and research organizations that work together to direct the development, incorporation and implementation of new and overlapping technologies and serves as the source for FDI™ technology. FieldComm Group’s mission is to develop, manage and promote global standards for integrating digital devices into automation system architectures while protecting process-automation investments in HART® and FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus communication technologies. Membership is open to anyone interested in the use of the technologies. For more information, visit their website at http://www.FieldCommgroup.org

For more information, contact:
Talon Petty
Tpetty@FieldCommgroup.org

About ODVA
ODVA is an international standards development and trade organization with members from the world’s leading automation suppliers. ODVA’s mission is to advance open, interoperable information and communication technologies for industrial automation. Its standards include the Common Industrial Protocol or “CIP™,” ODVA’s media independent network protocol – and the network adaptations of CIP– EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, CompoNet™ and ControlNet™. For interoperability of production systems and their integration with other systems, ODVA embraces the adoption of commercial-off-the-shelf, standard Internet and Ethernet technologies as a guiding principle. This principle is exemplified by EtherNet/IP – one of the world’s leading industrial Ethernet networks.  Visit ODVA on-line at http://www.odva.org.

For more information, contact:
John Jackson
ODVA European Communications Office
jjackson@odva.org

or

Adrienne Meyer
ODVA Headquarters
ameyer@odva.org
+1(734)975-8840

About PI
PI is a widespread automation community in the world represented by 25 different Regional PI Associations and is responsible PROFIBUS and PROFINET, the two leading industrial communications protocols covering all industries. The common interest of PI’s global network of vendors, developers, system integrators and end users lies in promoting, supporting and using PROFIBUS and PROFINET. Regionally and globally over 1,400 member companies are working closely together around the world to the best automation possible. The organization’s global influence and reach are unmatched in the world of automation. For more information, please visit the website at www.profibus.com

For more information, contact:
Barbara Weber
PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International)
Barbara.Weber@profibus.com
+49 (721) 96 58 – 5 49


CIP, EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, CompoNet and ControlNet are trademarks of ODVA, Inc. FDI, FOUNDATION and HART-IP are trademarks of FieldComm Group. PROFIBUS and PROFINET are trademarks of Profibus & Profinet International. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

PI-UK and INCASE teamed up to promote Industry 4.0 …

Sponsored by a European Interreg Project named “Industry 4.0 via Networked Control Applications and Sustainable Engineering” – aka INCASE, the seminar focused on the practical aspects of using PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link. It covered system design and safety considerations through to fault-finding and maintenance, paying particular attention to how these technologies apply to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 in automated manufacturing and process industry applications. 

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 was ably presented by specialists from PI UK member companies and specialists from INCASE and was acknowledged to have been of great value to the many designers, engineers and technicians in attendance.

The agenda covered:

Title Presenters
Introduction to the exhibitors Derek Lane, WAGO for PI UK and Philippe Saey, KU Leuven
Introduction to PROFIBUS International and the basics of PROFIBUS and PROFINET Mark Freeman, Siemens
PROFINET network design Peter Brown, Siemens
PROFINET network redundancy with MRP, PRP and HSR: working principles, measurements, application example from industry Philippe Saey & Frederic Depuydt, KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
PROFINET network commissioning and testing Dave Tomlin, Hitex
PROFIBUS DP/PA network commissioning and testing Richard Needham, Hi-Port Controls
PROFINET of Things for IIoT and Industry 4.0 Derek Lane
PROFIcloud – the Professional Cloud from Phoenix Contact Tony Deane and Arno Martin Fast, Phoenix Contact
PROFIBUS & PROFINET device configuration tools Phil Waterworth, Endress+Hauser
Safety & Security for Control Networks Cliff Martin, BAE Systems
IO-Link technology Russell Smith – Balluff
EMC interference in industrial networks – understanding and avoiding the risks. Peter Thomas, Control Specialists
Troubleshooting EMI in industrial networks: practical cases. Jos Knockaert, UGent (Ghent University, Belgium)

Click here to download the presentations from PI-UK’s Slideshare site.

 

 

Plenty for industrial and process network users to see at free Cambridge seminar and exhibition

Sponsored by a European Interreg Project named “Industry 4.0 via Networked Control Applications and Sustainable Engineering” – aka INCASE, 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 the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0

In addition to a highly informative seminar covering the essentials of using PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link, the event will also feature an exhibition of the latest products from PI-UK member companies including:

… plus a special demonstration of the INCASE Interreg 2 Seas Project provided by project partners UGent, KU Leuven, the Universityof Essex and the University of Kent, showing in a joint experiment how redundant networks “survive” massive EMI disturbance.

More about the Exhibits and Exhibitors

HMS

HMS - Anybus NP40Since 1988 HMS Industrial Networks has helped companies get connected. Three decades later, trends such as the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 require more industrial machines to become networked and HMS’s products provide a fast and easy way to do so via our product portfolio that includes software stacks, embedded boards, and gateways, through to cloud-based monitoring and control solutions.

Hitex

Hitex will be showing a range of Tools for Connecting and testing, PROFIBUS & PROFINET including the new OPC suite with support for REST and NoSQL databases such as MongoDB which is ideal for IoT and industry4 applications.

Hi-Port Controls

Hi-Port-ProficoreHi-Port will be demonstrating PROFIBUS and PROFINET equipment from Procentec……and our own HP-25 PROFIBUS Cable Testers. On display will be ProfiTrace PROFIBUS Analyser and Trouble-shooting tools, and a wide range of versatile PROFIBUS repeaters and PROFINET switches plus the new Procentec Atlas Industrial Ethernet Diagnostic tool. Hi-Port also offers help with on-site fault-finding, advice on device selection, and training on commissioning and maintenance.

Belcom

Belcom_WWTW_Page_1Belcom Cables are a specialist cable distributor based close to Stansted Airport in Essex. Our stock holding of PROFIBUS and PROFINET cables is probably the most comprehensive in the UK. We stock the cables as either soft skin or dataguard SWA for added protection, solid or stranded conductors are available with PVC or LSZH jackets. Our services allow for cable to be cut to length, printed if required and shipped for next day delivery across the UK.

INCASE Interreg 2 Seas Project

PROFINET networks and diagnosticsThe stand consists of  2 parts: a number of racks show measurement and diagnostic technologies for PROFINET, incorporating redundant network parts using MRP, PRP and HSR. In the 2nd part, EMI is injected in a controlled way on the physical layer of one of the redundant paths; measurements with an Ethernet decoding oscilloscope show signals and characters on different points, and measure the network recovery time and introduced latency. More information …

WAGO

WAGO-PFC200WAGO will be displaying their new PFC200 PROFIBUS master mounted on a demonstration board fitted with 4ch IO-Link master, and interoperating with PROFIBUS and CANopen slaves; graphics display via a free WAGO app on IOS – also available for Android.  They will also be showing a selection of rail mounted terminals, power supplies, Jumpflex, relays and the XTR extreme range of I/O -40°C to +70°C.

Phoenix Contact

Proficloud is a cloud based solution from Phoenix Contact offering professional cloud services for customers using Profinet Controllers from any PLC Vendor. This is by virtue of the fact that the Proficloud Cloud Coupler is a Profinet Device with its own certified GSDML description file. Phoenix Contact will be speaking on and demonstrating this Industrial Internet Of Things concept.

Click here for more information and to register

Plenty for industrial and process network users to see at free Wrexham seminar and exhibition

Sponsored by Glyndwr University and featuring a presentation from cyber security expert Dr Paul Comerford, this free-to-attend 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 the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0

In addition to a highly informative seminar covering the essentials of using PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link, the event will also feature an exhibition of the latest products from PI-UK member companies including:

Delegates will also get the chance to view Wrexham Glyndwr University’s engineering labs.

More about the Exhibits and Exhibitors

HMS

HMS - Anybus NP40Since 1988 HMS Industrial Networks has helped companies get connected. Three decades later, trends such as the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 require more industrial machines to become networked and HMS’s products provide a fast and easy way to do so via our product portfolio that includes software stacks, embedded boards, and gateways, through to cloud-based monitoring and control solutions.

Hitex

Hitex will be showing a range of Tools for Connecting and testing, PROFIBUS & PROFINET including the new OPC suite with support for REST and NoSQL databases such as MongoDB which is ideal for IoT and industry4 applications.

Siemens

PROFINET_20Truck_compressedOn tour throughout Europe, The PROFINET Truck will present the central themes associated with using PROFINET for automation and will introduce the associated components and solutions from Siemens. The truck focuses on PROFINET functions and applications. Visitors to the truck will learn more about how to benefit from using PROFINET, how to integrate PROFINET in factory and process automation through the TIA Portal and SIMATIC PCS 7, and what Siemens current products can do for them. More information …

Hi-Port Controls

Hi-Port-ProficoreHi-Port will be demonstrating PROFIBUS and PROFINET equipment from Procentec……and our own HP-25 PROFIBUS Cable Testers. On display will be ProfiTrace PROFIBUS Analyser and Trouble-shooting tools, and a wide range of versatile PROFIBUS repeaters and PROFINET switches plus the new Procentec Atlas Industrial Ethernet Diagnostic tool. Hi-Port also offers help with on-site fault-finding, advice on device selection, and training on commissioning and maintenance.

Belcom

Belcom_WWTW_Page_1Belcom Cables are a specialist cable distributor based close to Stansted Airport in Essex. Our stock holding of PROFIBUS and PROFINET cables is probably the most comprehensive in the UK. We stock the cables as either soft skin or dataguard SWA for added protection, solid or stranded conductors are available with PVC or LSZH jackets. Our services allow for cable to be cut to length, printed if required and shipped for next day delivery across the UK.

Wrexham Glyndwr University

Glyndwr-1Delegates will also get the chance to view Wrexham Glyndwr University’s engineering labs, which includes industry-standard PROFIBUS equipment from Helmholz, Softing Industrial, Siemens, WAGO and Procentec as used on the university’s industrial engineering degree programmes.

WAGO

WAGO-PFC200WAGO will be displaying their new PFC200 PROFIBUS master mounted on a demonstration board fitted with 4ch IO-Link master, and interoperating with PROFIBUS and CANopen slaves; graphics display via a free WAGO app on IOS – also available for Android.  They will also be showing a selection of rail mounted terminals, power supplies, Jumpflex, relays and the XTR extreme range of I/O -40°C to +70°C.

Control Specialists 

Control Specialists Ltd are the UK Approved Solutions Partners of Indu-Sol GmbH for sales and technical support. Their monitoring and diagnostic tools for PROFIBUS, PROFINET and AS-I as well as those associated with EMC measurements for industrial networks will be on display.

iTech

iTech is a system integration company based in Troon. Today on our table top we are showcasing mainly PROFIBUS and PROFINET Technologies in the form of:

  • “Atlas” Procentec’s new industrial Ethernet monitoring tool.
  • PROFIBUS / Analyser i.e. both hand held Profitrace as well as a Combricks fixed device.

Experts are available from both the manufacturer Procentec, and ourselves to answer any questions you have with regards to the technologies.

AJM Engineering Management

AJM Engineering ManagementAJM Engineering Management provides PROFIBUS and PROFINET Design, installation and test expertise and high-quality equipment to the automation world. We distribute products for Helmholz, Insevis, Schildknecht, Atop, Vivace Process Instruments, Metalwork and Pilz, and will be showcasing the diversity of our product inventory at this year’s event at Wrexham University.

Click here for more information and to register

Free Training for Industrial and Process Network Users

Sponsored by a European Interreg Project named “Industry 4.0 via Networked Control Applications and Sustainable Engineering” – aka INCASE, 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 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, 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 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.

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 our experts whom, we promise, will not force you to buy anything.

“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!

Draft Agenda – subject to change

08:30 – 08:55 Registration and refreshments
08:55 – 09:20 Welcome and Keynote address Derek Lane, WAGO for PI UK and Philippe Saey, KU Leuven  for INCASE
09:20 – 09:30 Introduction to the exhibitors Derek Lane and Philippe Saey
09:30 – 09:50 Introduction to PROFIBUS International and the basics of PROFIBUS and PROFINET Mark Freeman, Siemens
09:50 – 10:10 PROFINET network design Peter Brown, Siemens
10:10 – 10:40 Coffee and exhibition
10:40 – 11:10 PROFINET network redundancy with MRP, PRP and HSR: working principles, measurements, application example from industry Philippe Saey & Frederic Depuydt, KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
11:10 – 11:30 PROFINET network commissioning and testing Dave Tomlin, Hitex
11:30 – 11:50 PROFIBUS DP/PA network commissioning and testing Richard Needham, Hi-Port Controls
11:50 – 12:10 PROFINET of Things for IIoT and Industry 4.0 Derek Lane
12:10 – 12:30 PROFIcloud – the Professional Cloud from Phoenix Contact Tony Deane and Arno Martin Fast, Phoenix Contact
12:30 – 13:20 Lunch and exhibition
13:20 – 13:40 PROFIBUS & PROFINET device configuration tools Phil Waterworth, Endress+Hauser
13:40 – 14:00 Safety & Security for Control Networks Cliff Martin, BAE Systems
14:00 – 14:20 IO-Link technology Russell Smith – Balluff
14:20 – 14:40 EMC interference in industrial networks – understanding and avoiding the risks. Peter Thomas, Control Specialists
14:40 – 15:10 Coffee and exhibition
15:10 – 15:30 Troubleshooting EMI in industrial networks: practical cases. Jos Knockaert, UGent (Ghent University, Belgium)
16:00 – 16:10 Summary, questions and close Derek Lane

Click here for more information and to register

Exhibition

The event will also feature an exhibition of the latest PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link products from PI-UK member companies. Click here for more information about the exhibits.

Click here for more information about the seminar and to register

Free Seminar for Industrial and Process Network Users

yndwr flight simulatorSponsored by Glyndwr University and featuring a presentation from cyber security expert Dr Paul Comerford, 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 the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0

There will also be a prize draw for a chance to win a 20 minute flight in Glyndwr’s state of the art Merlin flight simulator.

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 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.

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.

Draft Agenda – subject to change

09:00 – 09:30 Registration and refreshments
09:30 – 10:00 Welcome and introduction to the exhibitors Andy Smith, Endress+Hauser
10:00 – 10:15 Key note address Phil Storrow, Glyndwr University
10:15 – 10:45 PROFIBUS International and basics of PROFIBUS and PROFINET Mark Freeman, Siemens
10:45 – 11:05 PROFIBUS DP/PA network design Andy Smith, Endress+Hauser
11:05 – 11:25 PROFINET network design Peter Brown, Siemens
11:25 – 12:00 Coffee and exhibition
12:00 – 12:20 Cyber security for industrial Ethernet Dr Paul Comerford, Glyndwr University
12:20 – 12:40 PROFIBUS DP/PA network commissioning and testing Richard Needham, Hi-Port Controls
12:40 – 13:00 PROFINET network commissioning and testing Peter Thomas, Control Specialists Ltd
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch and University tours
14:30 – 15:00 PROFIBUS and PROFINET device configuration tools. Phil Waterworth, Endress+Hauser
15:00 – 15:20 IO-Link technology Russell Smith – Balluff
15:20 – 15:50 The effects of EMC on bus networks Peter Thomas, Control Specialists Ltd
15:50 – 16:00 Summary, questions, prize draw and close Andy Smith, Endress+Hauser

Click here for more information and to register

This seminar is ably presented by specialists from PI UK member companies and experts from Glyndwr University. 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 our experts whom, we promise, will not force you to buy anything.

“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!

Click here for more information and to register

Exhibition

The event will also feature an exhibition of the latest PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link products from PI-UK member companies. Click here for more information about the exhibits

Click here for more information and to register for the seminar

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

  • 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

The Cambridge event is sponsored by a European Interreg Project named “Industry 4.0 via Networked Control Applications and Sustainable Engineering” – aka INCASE, while the Glyndwr event is sponsored by Glyndwr University and will feature a presentation from cyber security expert Dr Cunningham.

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.

Draft Agenda – subject to change

Keynote Presentation and Introduction

  • Introduction to Exhibits
  • PI Global Overview

Technology basics and design

  • Rules and guidelines
  • Available tools
  • Network components
  • PROFINET
  • PROFIBUS DP/PA

Installing and Commissioning Networks

  • Rules and guidelines
  • Test and verification tools

Device configuration

  • Asset management
  • FDT/EDDL/FDI based tools
  • PROFINET IO slaves
  • PROFIBUS DP/PA slaves

Specialist Subjects

  • Guest presentations
  • IO Link
  • EMC
  • IIoT
  • Industry 4.0
  • Cyber Security
  • Safety for Automation
  • Analytics

Summary & Close 

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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

Exhibition

The events will also feature an exhibition of the latest PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link products from PI-UK member companies including:

Click here to register for Wrexham, September 26

Click here to register for Cambridge, October 11

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