The application of Profibus, Profinet, ProfiEnergy and ProfiSafe technology will be discussed in the annual Profibus User Conference that takes place on 29/30 June 2010 at Stratford-on-Avon, UK. This major convention for existing and potential users of modern automation technologies offers the choice of three presentation streams, so each delegate can benefit from an effective and relevant learning experience that suits their needs.
A series of technical presentations offers shared user experiences from industrial applications, including how to approach implementations on existing plant, plus other outlines of technical developments and new capabilities. Included in the presentations will be a session specifically devoted to the uses and limitations of wireless communication in automation systems, and other papers will discuss the integration of Profibus within energy management programmes, particularly in relation to energy efficient drives. Most of the lecturers will be available during the conference for separate discussions on topics that are of particular interest.
In a parallel stream, the hands-on workshop sessions give practical demonstrations of the cabling and equipment used on Profibus and Profinet installations, and show fault-finding and remote diagnostics in action.
The third learning option is to attend the Exhibition, which will showcase relevant equipment from major suppliers, with their experts on hand to answer questions and explain how to apply their products and systems on your plant application.
The User Conference is an excellent opportunity for plant managers, engineers, instrument technicians and automation professionals to meet Profibus and Profinet users from different companies or industries, to discuss the benefits and techniques that have been applied in different situations: it is also a good way to introduce colleagues to the technology, and for them to learn about the practical aspects of applying and using Profibus on a typical plant, in advance of their own projects.
To find out more about the Profibus User Conference, go to www.profi-bus.co.uk, where the full programme of presentations and a registration form are available.