PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link Autumn Seminars
Wrexham and Cambridge
26.09.2017, 11.10.2017
United Kingdom

  • Wrexham, North Wales, 26 September
  • Cambridge, 11 October

These free-to-attend seminars 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 the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0

The Cambridge event is sponsored by a European Interreg Project named "Industry 4.0 via Networked Control Applications and Sustainable Engineering" - aka INCASE, while the Wrexham seminar is sponsored by Glyndwr University and features a presentation from cyber security expert Dr Paul Comerford. There will also be a prize draw to win a 20 minute flight in Glyndwr's state of the art Merlin flight simulator.


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, they focus 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 demonstrations of actual tools used in configuration and maintenance, these seminars 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.

These seminars are 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. These events will provide delegates with an excellent networking opportunity and the ability to speak to our experts whom, we promise, will not force you to buy anything.

Outline 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

Key note 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

Cyber security for industrial Ethernet

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 University tours

14:30 – 15:00

PROFIBUS and PROFINET device configuration tools.

15:00 – 15:20

IO-Link technology

15:20 – 15:50

The effects of EMC on bus networks

15:50 – 16:00

Summary, questions and close

How to Register

If you’d like to learn how to simplify your PROFIBUS, PROFINET or IO-Link application …

Click here to register for Wrexham, September 26

Click here to register for Cambridge, October 11


The events will also feature an exhibition of the latest PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link products from PI-UK member companies including:

Click Wrexham or Cambridge for more information about the exhibits

By: Bob Squirrell