Learn about PROFINET, PROFIBUS and IO-Link on YouTube

Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things in close-up

This highly informative PROFIBUS seminar was presented in November 2021 at The National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham, England and is now available to view above.

The seminar addresses 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, the event focused on the practical aspects of using PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and IO-Link, from system design and safety & security considerations, through to fault-finding and maintenance.

Here’s what it brings:

  • Welcome and introduction to PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) and its technologies – Derek Lane, WAGO & Peter Thomas, Control Specialists, Deputy Chairman – PI-UK
  • Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – Derek Lane
  • Network gateway technology – Peter Thomas
  • PROFINET Network Design – Andy Williams, Siemens
  • Industrial network commissioning and testing – Dave Tomlin, Hitex
  • PROFIBUS and PROFINET device configuration tools – Phil Waterworth, Endress + Hauser
  • Distance Learning: How to get PROFIBUS or PROFINET Certified remotely – Peter Thomas, Control Specialists
  • An update on Ethernet – Advanced Physical Layer (APL) – Phil Waterworth • Questions & Close – Peter Thomas.


The Profibus seminar pays particuar attention to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
The Profibus seminar pays particuar attention to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

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