Agenda updated for PROFINET, PROFIBUS and IO-Link Scotland seminar
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Agenda updated for PROFINET, PROFIBUS and IO-Link Scotland seminar

Free-to-attend event will home in on Industry 4.0 and IIoT

Agenda updated for PROFINET, PROFIBUS and IO-Link Scotland seminar

This free-to-attend PROFINET, PROFIBUS and IO-Link seminar on 24 March at Inchinnan, Scotland, will address the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing and process industry applications, with particular attention being paid to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Covering key application areas such as control systems and energy management, pulp & paper, chemical, utilities, pharmaceutical, packaging and printing, mechanical handling and logistics, robotics, automotive engineering, electrical and electronics assembly, 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.

Should Covid rules change, the event may have to be postponed, but please stake your claim to a place now by registering and your reservation will remain valid. To reserve a place and be kept updated, click here.

Agenda (subject to change)…

9:00 Introduction to PI Group – including highlights of new supported technologies

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.

Update on Ethernet – Advanced Physical Layer (APL)

An overview of what APL is, its benefits for process plants and timelines for availability.

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

Explanation of IIoT, IND4.0 and Big Data, and how PROFINET is placed as the ideal network to fulfil the above.

16:00 Questions and Close

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.

To reserve your place now, click here.

Note: all dates are of necessity provisional, but registered delegates will be kept informed of changes and will be assured of a place at the event of their choice.


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