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Webinar: Introduction to IO-Link for End-Users and Device Vendors
Join us on Tuesday, May 25th, for live online training session providing a complete overview of the technology and an interactive Q&A block. This webinar will cover a structured introduction to IO-Link, including helpful content for end-users and device vendors alike. It includes details on the organization, suitable applications, the protocol, its implementation, and much more.
• IO-Link Consortium
• Features and Functionality
• Applications and Benefits
• Latest News
• Adding IO-Link to Your Device
• Resources and Q&A
Date: Tuesday, May 25th, 2021
Time: 18:00 -19:00 PM (BST)
Location: Online (GoToWebinar)
Host: PROFIBUS and PROFINET North America
Introducing IO-Link Safety
IO-Link is the first standardised IO technology (IEC 61131-9) for communication with sensors and actuators. The powerful point-to-point communication is based on the long-established 3-wire sensor and actuator connection without additional requirements regarding the cable material. So, IO-Link is not a fieldbus but further development of the existing, tried-and-tested connection technology for sensors and actuators.
Especially in the IO-Link safety area, safety plays a major role.
Goals of the Webinar
Besides the digital communication protocol, IO-Link Safety provides further important features such as detection of misconnection, parameter backup & restore, etc… Thus, the purposes of this workshop are:
- Deep insight into all design and safety aspects of IO-Link Safety technology and companion specifications
- Overview of the safety development process
- Architecture and implementation issues
- Development and test support
- Safety assessment and certification
- Discussion on user applications (feedback)
These English-language webinars take place digitally in two training units of 3 hours each. The two sessions will be held a week apart on the 20th and 27th April, plus both webinar sessions will be offered twice a day (8:00 am CET | 4:00 pm CET), giving you the most flexibility whether you want to attend from Tokyo, Brussels, Uruguay or New York!
Webinar: Guide to PROFINET Testing & Certification
Are you adding PROFINET to your device or machine? If yes, this webinar is just for you. It explains how testing and certification work, how to prepare for testing, and how to get a product certified. Also, we will provide suggestions and resources to complete the certification process with ease.
This webinar will be of particular interest to device manufacturers and solution providers looking to implement PROFINET in devices or machines. It covers a specific subset of the development cycle: product testing and certification.
Product certification is mandatory for PROFINET devices and controllers. Certification is the process by which a PROFINET product is tested for conformance and, upon successful completion of the testing, issued a certificate by PROFIBUS and PROFINET International (PI).
With this webinar, device manufacturers will learn how testing and certification work, how to prepare for testing, and how to get a product certified. Also, we will provide suggestions and resources to complete the certification process with ease.
Location: Online (GoToWebinar)
Host: PROFIBUS and PROFINET North America and the PROFI Interface Center
- Related partners
- The basics of PROFINET product testing and certification
- How to prepare for product certification
- The certification test
- Steps after the certification test
- Development and certification resources
- Live Q&A
IO Link Wireless Virtual Workshop
This virtual hands-on workshop was presented by member company CoreTigo to help interested parties get familiarized with IO-Link Wireless, understand how easily it can be done, and illustrate how to do it.
The recording of the workshop can be viewed at any time via this link: https://youtu.be/V1W4y_tzSQs
IO-Link Wireless Transport Track System Communication
CoreTigo also recently released a new solution video for independent movers on transport track systems. With IO-Link Wireless new, never before possible, applications are enabled – including sensors and real-time actuators operated on the movers. This application is suitable for a variety of application areas, such as packaging, food and beverage and many others.
The video is available for viewing via this link: https://youtu.be/vDqzEn9J3MA
New Video: PROFIBUS vs. 4-20 mA
The 4–20 mA convention was born in the 1950s as electronics became cheaper, and the reliability met the automation industry’s requirements. 4-20 mA provided a low-cost, easy to use solution, not subject to major signal line losses. In the 1980s and 1090s, several organizations and device manufacturers started engineering the first fieldbuses, like, for example, PROFIBUS. Fieldbuses enable 2-way digital communication.
PROFIBUS vs. 4-20 mA
This video explains one of the most dramatic evolutions in industrial automation: the transition from 4-20 mA to digital fieldbuses. It compares the two and highlights key benefits and new business models arising from the implementation of fieldbuses.
New Video: Cables in PROFINET Networks
Many questions arise when setting up a PROFINET network. Since the installation and design steps are critical to building a reliable project, it is important to understand cabling requirements ahead of time. This video explains a crucial piece of infrastructure in PROFINET networks: the Cabling. Watch to learn about the cable options, their specifications, and some examples for special applications.
A PROFINET network is built on standard IEEE 802.3 Ethernet. While wireless access points are becoming more popular, the vast majority of today’s network connections are wired and require cabling. PROFINET cable manufacturers offer a range of cable types and classes for different applications, including those with special properties. These cables come in two flavours: copper and fibre optic.
This whiteboard animation video covers all you need to know about cables and PROFINET.
Webinar: How PROFINET Works, A Beginner’s Guide
Are you looking for an introductory course in PROFINET? This webinar will guide you through the basics of how PROFINET works. It will start by introducing the value of implementing fieldbuses and Industrial Ethernet protocols in automation networks. Then, it will expand on PROFINET basics, such as topology, media, features, performance, and configuration.
- Industrial automation challenges
- Value proposition: Industrial Ethernet
- How PROFINET works
- PROFINET network basics
- Common features
- Additional features and application profiles
- How to get started: setting up a PROFINET network
- GSD file, device addressing, diagnostics
- PROFINET highlights
New Video: PROFINET vs Ethernet Comparison
What is the difference between PROFINET and Ethernet? Can you give us a PROFINET vs Ethernet comparison? We get these questions quite often. They can be difficult to answer because PROFINET and Ethernet are complementing technologies, not competing technologies. A new white-board video resolves these common questions.
New Video: PROFIBUS vs PROFINET Comparison
This whiteboard video answers one of the most common PROFIBUS and PROFINET questions we receive: What is the difference between PROFIBUS and PROFINET? Watch the video and get a complete answer with technical details. Enjoy!
New Video: PROFINET and Edge Computing
Moving relevant data in PROFINET networks from field to edge to cloud and back is as transparent as possible -no matter where the edge is. Learn about PROFINET and edge computing in just 1 minute. Watch this video to find out!
omlox live launch event – 29th June
omlox technology was presented and officially handed over to PI for further development and distribution at the official opening event via live streaming. In addition, the omlox testbed in Teningen was shown and the participants gained many insights from core partners and contributors during different online seminars and “deep-dive” sessions. All sessions from the live event were recorded and uploaded to view now.
Register at www.omlox.com to view
Lightning Surge Protection on PROFIBUS Networks – 10th June
This webinar is aimed at those people responsible for the commissioning and support of PROFIBUS networks. It took the form of a presentation with demonstrations to aid understanding.
PROFINET to PROFIBUS Gateways – 3rd June
This webinar is aimed at those people responsible for the design, commissioning and support of PROFINET networks and explains how to integrate existing PROFIBUS DP and PROFIBUS PA devices into that network.
PROFINET Network Diagnostics – 27th May
This webinar follows on from the PROFINET Network Design Webinar but is this time aimed at people responsible for the commissioning and support of PROFINET networks.
PROFINET Network Design – 20th May
This 40-minute webinar is particularly relevant to people responsible for the design of PROFINET networks. It highlighted the common errors and assumptions made that could make on-going support of the network rather difficult.
EMC Awareness for Industrial Automation Systems – 11th May
The first in our new series of webinars was presented in May by Peter Thomas of Control Specialists Ltd, Chairman of the PROFIBUS and PROFINET International (PI) Training Centres and Technical Officer PI UK.
It is particularity relevant to people responsible for the design and installation of PROFIBUS and PROFINET networks as outlined in the PI Guidelines on Earthing and Bonding of PROFIBUS and PROFINET Networks.
However, it is also for those who wanted an awareness of the often misunderstood topic of EMC in industrial automation.