Co-organized by Profibus & Profinet International (PI UK) and the European Interreg Project INCASE (Industry 4.0 via Networked Control Applications and Sustainable Engineering), free-to-attend seminars will address the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing and process industry applications, with particular attention to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0.
Opening with a keynote address given by PI Chairman Karsten Schneider introducing PI's current and developing technologies for Industry 4.0, the event will cover key application areas such as mechanical handling and logistics, robotics, automotive engineering, electrical and electronics assembly, control systems and energy management, utilities, pharmaceutical, packaging and printing.
Supported by demonstrations of actual tools used in configuration and maintenance, these events focus very much on the practical aspects of using Profinet and IO-Link, from system design and safety considerations through to fault-finding and maintenance. The events will therefore be of 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.
Part of the day is with parallel tracks, so that you can either refresh your knowledge as a beginner in Profinet, or as a more experienced user find new ideas for applications. The event is highly recommended for people who have attended our previous events.
Topics will include:
The seminars will be ably presented by specialists from PI member companies from the UK and neighbouring countries across the Channel. Attendance is free of charge to pre-registered delegates from the User community, ie companies that own, operate, design, build or maintain automated plant. The events will provide delegates with an excellent networking opportunity and the ability to discuss technical issues with our experts.
In addition to a highly informative seminar covering the essentials of using Profinet and IO-Link towards smarter manufacturing, the events will also feature an exhibition of the latest products from PI-UK member companies including:
There will also be a special demonstration of the INCASE Interreg 2 Seas Project provided by project partners UGent and KU Leuven from Belgium, and the University of Essex and the University of Kent. A joint experiment showing how redundant networks 'survive' large EMI disturbance, demonstration of oversampling techniques in IO Devices, I-Devices running MATLAB generated code, all the way up to co-simulation technology using Siemens NX.
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