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 12the Feb)
|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|
|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|
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!