One of the papers to be presented at the Profibus and Profinet User Conference scheduled for 24-25 June 2008 in Stratford-upon-Avon will cover Profibus DP and PA system design and layout. Alexander Kaiser, a certified Profibus engineer from the ABB Fieldbus and Tools lead centre in Germany, will discuss the most important key facts that should be taken into account in relation to the physical specifications and recommendations for planned Profibus DP and PA segments.
His paper will also cover the use of Layout Tools during the life cycle of a Profibus project, from the network planning to the in-service maintenance phase. The paper will present useful hints for designing networks according to the physical layer specifications and meeting performance targets.
Kaiser will also show the benefit of using a Microsoft Excel-based layout tool for planning and designing a Profibus network to avoid making the wrong decisions and errors in calculation.
If there are particular questions in relation to planning a Profibus system layout, pre-registered delegates have the opportunity to ask those in advance of the conference so that the presentations can cover the required topic and answer the questions.
The event includes an exhibition of products using Profibus and Profinet technology from relevant suppliers, a two-day conference with parallel workshop sessions providing practical advice and instruction on dealing with Profibus and Profinet systems.
For more information and to pre-register, go to www.profi-bus.co.uk.