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PI UK SeminarHere – in full detail – is the agenda of our free-to-attend seminar – June 20th, Manchester.

The good news, too, is that there are still a few places available if you book now!

Time Item Presenter
09:15 – 09:30 Welcome and introduction to exhibitors Andy Smith, E+H
09:30 – 10:00 PROFIBUS International and basics of PROFIBUS and PROFINET

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.

Mark Freeman, Siemens
10:00 – 10:30 PROFIBUS DP/PA network design

“During my nearly 30 years in the industry, I have seen the benefits of using both PROFIBUS and PROFINET solutions. However, I have also felt the pain of installation, panel build and commissioning.  This presentation is a condensed summary of best practice and hazards to be watchful for.”

Chris McComb, iTech
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee and exhibition
11:00 – 11:30 PROFINET network design Andy Williams, Siemens
It is widely accepted that the most important decisions are made at the 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.
11:30 – 12:00 Industrial network commissioning and testing Dave Tomlin, Hitex
Identifying potential future problems, diagnosing current problems and the steps to take to make your network fit for the future.
12:00 – 12:30 PROFIBUS and PROFINET device configuration tools. Phil Waterworth, Endress + Hauser
A look at the types of tools and their development followed by a live demonstration of PROFIBUS and PROFINET device configuration using an open platform and web browser option.
12:30 – 13:00 IO-Link technology Adrian Sorsby, Balluff
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.
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and Exhibition
14:00 – 14:30 Industrial networks safety & security Ben Murphy, Siemens
This presentation will discuss why cybersecurity is an issue for safety instrumented systems and will examine example architectures when communicating with the SIS.
14:30 – 15:00 Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Derek Lane, Wago
A short journey to explain 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.
15:00 – 15:30 Summary, questions & close Andy Smith, E+H

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.

More information and online Registration

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

 

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Table-top exhibition to accompany PI UK seminar.

Taking place in Manchester on June 20, 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 automated manufacturing and process industry applications, with particular attention to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Exhibitors include:

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

iTech

iTech is an established control and automation system integration company. The company has over 20 years’ experience providing and supplying service requirements to the automation industry utilising PLC’s, HMI’s and SCADA’s. We also provide system design and software development, from conception through to installation and commissioning. www.itech-troon.co.uk

Belcom

Belcom Cables is a specialist supplier of industrial automation cables. As senior members of PROFIBUS UK they hold large stocks of PROFIBUS, PROFINET and fibre optic cables. Their Profi- cables are available with either solid or stranded conductors and either pvc or lszh outer sheaths. Available in softskin or with Belcom’s Dataguard SWA protection for harsh environments. Cables are both UV stable and colourfast. www.belcom.co.uk/

Industrial Comms

Industrial Communications will be showing a portfolio of products from Deutschmann, Softing, Belden-Hirschmann and Metz Connect. All the products and services on display will be of relevance to designers, implementers and operators of PROFIBUS and/or PROFINET networks, including embedded modules, connectors, cables, hubs, routers, gateways, fibre optic and wireless interfaces. Services include network design, installation, commissioning, validation, testing, monitoring and security auditing. www.industrialcomms.co.uk

Balluff will be showcasing the flexibility of IO-Link both for handling smart sensors and also for simplifying the wiring and installation of safety devices via our Profisafe over IO-Link module. Furthermore, we will also be demonstrating how it can be an ideal platform for Industry 4.0 based strategies. Balluff

WAGO will be demonstrating its PFC200 with PROFIBUS master, this also has the IO-Link gateway module connected with a Balluff ultrasonic sensor and light stack. Selection of interface and terminal product. Samples of new 6mm 221 connector. WAGO

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.

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 PROFIBUS International and basics of PROFIBUS and PROFINET Mark Freeman, Siemens
10:00 – 10:30 PROFIBUS DP/PA network design Chris McComb, iTech
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee and exhibition
11:00 – 11:30 PROFINET network design Andy Gilbert, Siemens
11:30 – 12:00 Industrial network commissioning and testing Dave Tomlin, Hitex
12:00 – 12:30 PROFIBUS and PROFINET device configuration tools.  Phil Waterworth, Endress + Hauser
12:30 – 13:00 Lunch and Exhibition or Facility tour
13:00 – 14:00 IO-Link technology Adrian Sorsby, Balluff
14:00 – 14:30 Industrial networks safety & security Ben Murphy, Siemens
14:30 – 15:00 Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Derek Lane, Wago
15:00 – 15:15 Summary, questions & close  Andy Smith, E+H
(Click here to see synopses of the presentations …)

More information and online Registration

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

 

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

More information and online Registration

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

 

*** Press Information ***

Nuremberg, November 29, 2017: PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) developed PROFIsafe in the 1990s, making fail-safe communication and transfer of process data possible over the same connection. While many users regarded the new technology sceptically at the time, it has since gained ground over a wide front. Today, PROFIsafe is the world market leader among safety-oriented protocols. PI paved the way to implement completely new possibilities for simplification of machines and systems for users. The technology is stable and mature.

Until now, however,  fail-safe communication via a fieldbus or Industrial Ethernet has been limited to pure master-slave or controller-device architectures. Appropriate couplers are used for reliable transfer between machines and between the controllers used in the machine. But even today, there is no cross-manufacturer standard.

Since PI decided upon OPC UA for connections between controllers in PROFINET networks, it is consistent and necessary to also extend the PROFIsafe mechanisms to OPC UA. By reusing the proven, familiar PROFIsafe mechanisms, PI expects significant simplification for manufacturers who wish to implement PROFIsafe on OPC UA in their PROFINET controllers. This assures high acceptance by both manufacturers and customers, as well as bodies such as certification authorities. Furthermore, the users benefit from an open technology and thus cross-manufacturer communication at the control level for both standard and safety-related data.

Tom Burke, President of the OPC Foundation, confirms: “Functional safety is an essential part of industrial automation systems and the PI solution (PROFIsafe) truly meets and exceeds the OPC Foundation requirements for safety for the OPC UA based controller to controller communication.“

To this end, a memorandum of understanding between the OPC Foundation and PI was signed in the run-up to the SPS IPC Drives trade show in Nuremberg, Germany. The agreed goal is to establish a Joint Working Group of members from both organizations in order to create the PROFIsafe over OPC UA specification for use in fail-safe controller to controller communication. This specification will then become an integral component of the OPC UA specification framework. The OPC UA client-server, Pub/Sub and future Pub/Sub services must be mapped with TSN for the various communication requirements.

“Thus, two strong organizations drive the basis for a customer-oriented, open solution in the important Industrie 4.0 scenario of machine to machine communication,” affirms Karsten Schneider, Chairman PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International).

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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.

 

 

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