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Practical Aspects of PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link Seminar

17 April @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Advanced Forming Research Centre

This free-to-attend seminar at the Advanced Forming Research Centre 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.

Who should attend?

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.

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.

DRAFT AGENDA – Subject to Change
09:00 – 09:30 Registration and refreshments
09:30 – 10:00 Welcome and introduction to the exhibitors
10:00 – 10:15 Keynote address
10:15 – 10:45 PROFIBUS International and basics of PROFIBUS and PROFINET
10:45 – 11:05 PROFIBUS DP/PA network design
11:05 – 11:25 PROFINET network design
11:25 – 12:00 Coffee and exhibition
12:00 – 12:20 The effects of EMC on bus networks
12:20 – 12:40 PROFIBUS DP/PA network commissioning and testing
12:40 – 13:00 PROFINET network commissioning and testing
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch and Facility tour
14:30 – 15:00 PROFIBUS and PROFINET device configuration tools.
15:00 – 15:20 IO-Link technology
15:20 – 15:50 Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
15:50 – 16:00 Summary, questions, prize draw and close

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.

If you’d like to learn how to simplify your PROFIBUS, PROFINET or IO-Link application … don’t miss this one-day Seminar!

Places are limited – register now to avoid disappointment.

Advanced Forming Research Centre
Catapult Centre,
University of Strathclyde, 85 Inchinnan Drive
Inchinnan, Renfrew PA4 9LJ





Advanced Forming Research Centre
Catapult Centre, University of Strathclyde, 85 Inchinnan Drive
Inchinnan, Renfrew PA4 9LJ United Kingdom
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