Practical Aspects of PROFINET, PROFIBUS and IO-Link

Free-to-attend training opportunity – April 28, Birmingham

This event 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 Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Covering key application areas such as control systems and energy management, it focuses on the practical aspects of using PROFINET, PROFIBUS and IO-Link, from system design and safety & security considerations through to fault-finding and maintenance.

Topics will include:

  • Introduction to PROFIBUS International and the basics of PROFIBUS & PROFINET
  • An overview of the Group’s structure and global representation, taking a look at the protocol basics and their benefits to UK industry.
  • PROFINET network design
  • The fundamental principles of good network design and the main factors that must be considered at the design stage of an automation system.
  • Network gateway technology
  • Presentation and demonstration of network gateway technology, PROFINET to Profibus DP, PA, IO-Link and OPC UA
  • Industrial network commissioning and testing
  • Learn how to simplify the process of testing, how to prevent network failures and resolve cable and network issues faster.
  • PROFIBUS and PROFINET device configuration tools
  • A look at the available tools and FDI with a live demonstration of PROFIBUS and PROFINET device configuration.
  • Industrial networks safety & security
    • The basics of legislation and responsibilities for cybersecurity, safety and functional safety for Industrial Automation.
  • Update on Industry 4.0, IIoT, TSN and APL
  • A short journey to explain The Industrial Internet of things, IND4.0 and Big Data, and how PROFINET is placed as the ideal network to fulfil the above.

plus a presentation about and tour of the National Motorcycle Museum.

Live Demonstrations

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.

With nearly 80 million nodes installed worldwide, PROFINET, PROFIBUS 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.

More information and online Registration

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