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  • 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 Paul Comerford.

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.

Wrexham Agenda – September 26

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 Keynote 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
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
15:50 – 16:00 Summary, questions, prize draw and close Andy Smith, Endress+Hauser

Cambridge Agenda – October 11

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

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, Glydwr University and INCASE project partners. 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.

Exhibition

The events will also feature an exhibition of the latest PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link products from PI-UK member companies, Glyndwr departments and INCASE project partners.

More about Wrexham Exhibition … More about Cambridge Exhibition

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

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

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

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