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PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link Autumn Seminars

Bob Squirrell,
  • 26.09.2017
  • 11.10.2017
  • 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 Wrexham seminar is sponsored by Glyndwr University and features a presentation from cyber security expert Dr Paul Comerford. There will also be a prize draw 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, 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.

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.

Agendas – 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


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

How to Register

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


The events will also feature an exhibition of the latest PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link products from PI-UK member companies including:

Click Wrexham or Cambridge for more information about the exhibits

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