Co-organized by PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI UK) and the European Interreg Project INCASE (“Industry 4.0 via Networked Control Applications and Sustainable Engineering”, these free-to-attend seminars address the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications in automated manufacturing and process industry applications, with particular attention to Industry 4.0.
Covering key application areas such as mechanical handling and logistics, robotics, automotive engineering, electrical and electronics assembly, control systems and energy management, utilities, pharmaceutical, packaging and printing, they focus on the practical aspects of using 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, the seminars will be of great value to Designers, Technicians and Engineers involved in design, operation and maintenance of modern automated factories and process plant.
Part of the day is with parallel tracks, so that visitors can either refresh their knowledge as beginners in PROFINET or as more experienced users find new ideas for applications.
Topics will include:
- Overview of PI’s current and developing technologies for Industry 4.0
- PROFINET basics
- Ethernet’s upper physical layer finally unveiled
- IO-Link for the “last metres” communication
- Process Automation networks with PROFIBUS and PROFINET
- Network Safety & Security
- PROFIBUS DP / PA diagnostics
- EMC for networks
- PROFINET diagnostics
- Redundancy for PROFINET networks
- Designing & virtual commissioning: co-simulation with Siemens NX
- PROFINET’s “oversampling” and “I-Device” features: industrial cases for control and signal processing
The event will provide delegates with an excellent networking opportunity and the ability to discuss technical issues with our experts.
The event will also feature an interactive exhibition plus a special demonstration of the INCASE Interreg 2 Seas Project showing how redundant networks “survive” massive EMI disturbance, demonstration of oversampling techniques in IO Devices, I-Devices running MATLAB generated code, … all the way up to co-simulation technology using Siemens NX.
With over 80 million nodes installed worldwide, PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link are truly market leaders, providing state of the art digital communications offering unprecedented integration of automation, control, monitoring and safety systems using standardised and widely supported communications and networking solutions.