Taking place at the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry on 24 October 2018, this free-to-attend seminar 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 network design, installation and commissioning, through to functional safety, cybersecurity, Industry 4.0 and EMC.
PI Chairman Karsten Schneider will be giving the keynote presentation covering developments in Time Sensitive Networking (TSN), Profinet in Process applications, Advanced Physical Layer (APL), OPC-UA and Industry 4.0
Other presentations will include:
New PI Guidelines for Functional Bonding and Shielding of Profibus and Profinet
The ever-increasing use of high-frequency switching devices in industrial automation can result in high-frequency currents circulating in an equipotential bonding network that was not designed for this purpose. The absence of a proven low-impedance bonding network can result in these currents taking alternative, and often undesirable, routes. Occasionally these will be the shields of industrial network cables such as Profibus and Profinet that, in turn, can lead to intermittent communications problems. This presentation will discuss the issues in more detail and will explain the relevance of the recently released PI guidelines 'Functional Bonding and Shielding for Profibus and Profinet.'
Profibus and Profinet device configuration tools
A look at the available device configuration tools and their development, including the move to unify the different types into one format - FDI. This will be followed by a live demonstration of Profibus and Profinet device configuration using an existing open platform and web browser option.
This presentation will cover what a typical IO-Link system comprises, how it interfaces to the control system and the benefits that can be derived from this increased level of communication with IO-Link devices. These include: easier handling of measurement signals; remote and automatic device parameterisation; smart sensor diagnostic functions; safety over IO-Link; and IO-Link as an enabler for Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 strategies.
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 event will provide delegates with an excellent networking opportunity and the chance to speak to experts.
Follow the link for more information and online registration. Places are limited so book today!