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 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.
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.
Draft Agenda, subject to change:
09:15 – 09:30 Welcome and introduction to exhibitors, Andy Smith, E+H
09:30 – 10:00 PROFIBUS International and basics of PROFIBUS and PROFINET, Mark Freeman, Siemens
10:00 – 10:30 PROFIBUS DP/PA network design, Chris McComb, iTech
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee and exhibition
11:00 – 11:30 PROFINET network design, Andy Williams, Siemens
11:30 – 12:00 Industrial network commissioning and testing, Dave Tomlin, Hitex
12:00 – 12:30 PROFIBUS and PROFINET device configuration tools, Phil Waterworth, Endress + Hauser
12:30 – 13:00 IO-Link technology, Russell Smith, Balluff
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and Exhibition
14:00 – 14:30 Industrial networks safety & security, Ben Murphy, Siemens
14:30 – 15:00 Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things, Derek Lane, Wago
15:00 – 15:15 Summary, questions & close, Andy Smith
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.