The PROFIBUS & PROFINET 2015 Conference programme

will address matters such as manufacturing improvements, industrial infra-structure and skills, and why investment and standards such as PROFIBUS  & PROFINET remain key to growth and prosperity.

It will be supported by case studies, Master Classes and Workshops for all levels of knowledge and experience.

The Workshops follow a format of multi-vendor collaboration led by a number of experts. These live, hands-on workshops will cover tools and techniques for  setup, health checking and trouble shooting, PROFIBUS device configuration and commissioning and how to migrate from legacy systems.

Programme  – Draft subject to change

Day 1 – Tuesday 23rd June

Time Stream 1Main Conference Stream 2Workshops
Chairman Bob Squirrell
09.00-09:10 Welcome and introduction: Bob Squirrell, Chairman, The PROFIBUS User Group, UK (B)
09:10-9:50 C01 –Keynote: Industry 4.0 – A Revolution? Simon Keogh, General Manager – Siemens Factory Automation & Control Products, (B)
9:50-10:30 C02 – Keynote: Karsten Schnieder, PI Chairman (B)
Refreshment / Exhibition / ‘Ask the Experts’ break
11:30-12:15 C03 – PROFINET for Machine Builders & OEMs, Xaver Schmidt, PI W01 – Basics of setting up PROFIBUS-DP networks, Xiu Ji, MMU
12:15-13:00 C04 – Avoiding pitfalls in PROFINET RT and IRT Node Implementation, Hans Dermot Doran, Zürich University of Applied Sciences (B)
Lunch & Exhibition break
Chairman Derek Lane
14:00-14:45 C05 – The specification and use of PROFIBUS networks in the UK water industry – Roger Marlow, WIMES W02 – Basics of setting up PROFINET networks, Siemens / Wago / Phoenix
14:45-15:30 C06 – HART over PROFIBUS, P+F
Refreshment & Exhibition break
16:00-16:45 C07 – PROFIBUS and PROFINET Network Design, Andy Verwer, VTC W03 – PROFINET Diagnostics, Peter Thomas, Control Specialists
16:45-17:30 C08 – PROFIBUS and PROFINET – A Perfect Match made in Karlsruhe, James Powell, Siemens Canada (B)

Day 2 – Wednesday 24th June

Time Stream 1Main Conference Stream 2Workshops
Chairman Mark Freeman
09:00-09:45 C09 – PROFIBUS/PROFINET in a Safety Related System, Mark Carter, BAE Systems W04 – Basics of setting up PROFIBUS-PA networks, Phoenix / MMU / VTC / Siemens
09:45-10:30 C10 – Benefits of PROFIdrive, Newspaper Application story, Future of PROFIdrive, Andreas Uhl, Siemens
Refreshment / Exhibition / ‘Ask the Experts’ break
11:30-12:15 C11 – PROFIsafe, Safety and Security, Pete Brown, Siemens W05 – Using PROFINET in Process Industries, Siemens / Phoenix Contact
12:15-13:00 C12 – PROFINET Diagnostics during the entire life cycle of production lines at AUDI, Bernd Kremer, Softing (B)
Lunch & Exhibition break
Chairman TBA
14:00-14:45 C13 – Wind Generation Application Story, Phoenix Contact W06 – PROFIBUS Diagnostics, Dennis Van Booma, Procentec and Dave Tomlin, Hitex
14:45-15:30 C14 – Updated Planning and Commissioning Guidelines for PROFINET, Xaver Schmidt, PI
Refreshment & Exhibition break
16:15 C15 – Redundant Master Switchover For Minimal Control Loop Impact, Graham Edmiston, Freescale Semiconductor
17:00 Close


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