Back by popular demand, this free-to-attend seminar addresses the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing and process industry applications.
Covering the use of PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link in key application areas such as pulp & paper, chemical, utilities, pharmaceutical, packaging, printing, electrical and electronics assembly, robotics, automotive engineering, mechanical handling and logistics, control systems and energy management, it focuses on the practical aspects of using advanced network technologies from system design and safety considerations through to maintenance and fault-finding.
Supported by 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 design, operation and maintenance of modern automated factories and process plant.
Standardised in IEC 61158, PROFIBUS and PROFINET provide 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.
IO-LINK is an independent sensor/actuator interface solution for use with several industrial fieldbus and industrial network solutions, including PROFIBUS and PROFINET. The presentation will provide an introduction to this technology, the types of devices available, how they are parameterised and how they are integrated within a programmable control system.
This seminar is ably presented by network 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. The event 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.
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If you’d like to learn how to simplify your PROFIBUS, PROFINET or IO-Link application … don’t miss this one-day Seminar!
Draft Agenda (Registration and Coffee 9.00 am)
Coffee and Registration
Introduction of Exhibitor stands and Profibus & Profinet Update
Profibus DP - Monitoring and Maintenance
Identifying potential future problems, diagnosing current problems and the steps to take to make your network fit for the future.
Why you should measure shield currents in PROFIBUS and PROFINET networks
A presentation summarising work done in the area of EMC and Equipotential Bonding with respect to PROFIBUS and PROFINET networks and the implications of EN503102016.
Safety for Automation and Control Networks
How we approach a safety related system and why PROFIsafe is a useful tool in modern control systems.
PROFINET System DesignIt is widely accepted that the most important decisions are made at design stage of a project. This presentation examines the fundamental principles of good network design for PROFINET systems, although many of the ideas are applicable to PROFIBUS and other networking systems. The presentation will discuss the main factors that must be considered at the design stage of an automation system. Practical examples will show how facilities for health checking, fault-finding and maintenance can have a crucial impact on plant availability. The presentation will also examine how properly thought out network monitoring and redundancy can drastically affect plant up-time and thus profitability.
PROFIBUS system engineering and monitoringThis presentation will look at the tools and techniques that are available for engineering activities such as health checking and fault finding. In particular the presentation will explore some of the devices that are now available for automated network condition monitoring. These devices can provide 24/7 remote monitoring of your networks to provide rapid reporting of network problems and provide indication of performance degradation and give pre-warning of impending failure. The presentation will include a practical demonstration of some of the available tools.
PROFINET for IoT, IIoT and Industry 4.0
A short journey to explain the IIoT , from IND1.0 to IND4.0 and Big Data & where PROFINET fits in.
Introduction to IO-Link – Features and Benefits
What does a typical IOLink solution consists of, how it interface to the control system and what are the benefits
Please note that the agenda can be flexible on the day and the presenters are happy to dwell on areas of specific interest. Questions are encouraged throughout the day. All times are approximate.