Announcing the Programme for the PROFIBUS International User Conference 2007

PROFIBUS Conference UK

Announcing the Programme for the PROFIBUS International User Conference 2007, Coombe Abbey, Coventry on June 26 and 27



The full Conference Programme (draft, subject to revision) is now available on the Conference website at




Day One kicks off with a keynote address from Alaister Gemmill, Engineering Manager of Enpure, a specialist systems supplier in the water industry. The presentation will be focusing on the development of fieldbus systems and the way forward with particular emphasis on integration of fieldbus into modern process systems.


Other papers lined up for the day include Efficient Design of a Successful PROFIBUS Project from Mark Cargill also of Enpure, Transparency of diagnostics, from device to CMMS by Gareth Johnston of ABB and PROFINET for Process by Matthias Roemer of Endress+Hauser.


Day Two includes presentations from James Powell of Siemens Milltronics 'Field Instruments Under a Microscope', while Nina Vaughan of Pepperl+Fuchs will be discussing Fieldbus for Hazardous Areas. Other presentations include a case study featuring PROFIBUS DP, PA and AS Interface and a worked example process project entitled 'How to estimate data rate' presented by Alexander Kaiser of ABB.


Both days will feature hands-on workshops, each presented twice to ensure no-one misses out. These are Device Configuration and Asset Management- a joint hands-on event with Andy Smith of Endress + Hauser and Mark McCormick of Siemens Process Control; PROFIBUS Installation and also PROFINET Installation from Andy Verwer, Principal Lecturer at MMU, and PROFIBUS Commissioning & Health Checking from Joost van der Nat of Procentec.


Other formal presentations lined up for the two day event include two from Manfred Popp, Chairman of the PROFINET Working Group - Overview and applications of PROFINET and Modern Ways of communication with PROFINET I/O; Peter Brown of Siemens UK will discuss PROFINET and Component-based Automation, Alan Bollard of Westermo will present on Wireless Fieldbus and there will be an automated warehouse logistics case study involving PROFIBUS and PROFINET from Andy Childs of FKI Logistics.


The Reservations Form can be downloaded from our download page at menu item PROFIBUS International User Conference




Bob Squirrell, Chairman, Profibus UK





About the Conference


The PROFIBUS International Conference at Coombe Abbey, Coventry, England on June 26 and 27 2007 is an excellent opportunity to learn more about PROFIBUS and PROFINET - see


Featuring a comprehensive educational programme covering latest developments in PROFIBUS and PROFINET technology including PROFIsafe, PROFIdrive and PROFIBUS PA, the Conference will be supported by a free-of-charge exhibition, interactive displays and technology demonstrations from the UK's PROFIBUS Competence Centre (PCC) at Manchester Metropolitan University and leading product vendors, trainers, consultants and systems integrators.


The Programme will comprise 2 parallel sessions: hands-on workshops and formal presentations. Presentation times will be carefully planned and controlled to allow delegates to switch between streams and individual presentations.


This two day event is a must for engineers, managers, applications, technical support and sales personnel involved in design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of factory and process automation components and systems.



Conference Programme

By: Weber