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Practical Aspects of PROFIBUS & PROFINET in Factory Automation

Bob Squirrell,
  • 02.04.2014


Back by popular demand, this seminar addresses the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing and advanced engineering applications. Covering the use of PROFIBUS and PROFINET in key application areas such as packaging, printing, electrical and electronics assembly, robotics, automotive engineering, drives, mechanical handling and logistics, control systems and energy management, it focuses on the practical aspects of using PROFIBUS and PROFINET in factory automation applications from system design and safety considerations through to maintenance and fault-finding. Supported by demonstrations of actual tools used in configuration and maintenance, the seminar is of great value to Designers, Production Engineers and System Engineers involved in design, operation and maintenance of modern automated factories and machinery.

Standardised in IEC 61158, PROFIBUS and PROFINET provide state of the art digital communications addressing all the needs of the manufacturing and materials handling 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 fieldbus specialists from The PROFIBUS Group 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 automation application … don’t miss this one-day Seminar!

PROFIBUS in Factory Automation seminar to be presented at

Hilton Strathclyde

2 April 2014

Draft Agenda (Registration and Coffee 9.00 am)

Please note that the agenda can be flexible on the day and the presenters are happy to dwell on areas of specific interest.  Questions are encouraged throughout the day. All times are approximate.

09.00      Coffee and Registration

09:30     Introduction and Profibus & Profinet Update                              Mark Freeman

09.55     Practical steps for a successful Profibus project.                                  Xiu Ji

10.35     Benefits of Profinet.                                                                 Derek Lane/ Pete Brown

11.15      Coffee

11.35     Current Trends involving Profisafe.                                            Peter Brown

12.15     PROFIBUS Health checking and monitoring  - Live demo.          Andy Verwer/Dale Fittes

12.55      Lunch

13.35     Features & Benefits Updates of Profinet networks  - Live demo. Dave Walker/                                                                                                                                        Andy Williams

14.15     PROFINET Frame Analysis using available Tools.                      Peter Thomas

14.55     Summary/Questions


15.00     Close



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