Agenda announced for PROFINET, PROFIBUS and IO-Link seminar

Free-to-attend training opportunity – June 26, Manchester

Presented by PROFIBUS and PROFINET International and hosted by Endress+Hauser, this event addresses the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing and process industry applications, with particular attention 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, mechanical handling and logistics, robotics, automotive engineering, electrical and electronics assembly, packaging and printing, it focuses on the practical aspects of using PROFINET, PROFIBUS and IO-Link, from system design and safety considerations through to fault-finding and maintenance.

Draft Agenda – subject to change

Time Item Presenter
09:15 – 09:30 Welcome and introduction to exhibitors Andy Smith, E+H
09:30 – 10:00 PROFIBUS International and basics of PROFIBUS & PROFINET Mark Freeman, Siemens
10:00 – 10:30 PROFIBUS network design for Process Industries Andy Smith, E+H
10:30 – 11:00 PROFINET network design Andy Williams, Siemens
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee and exhibition
11:30 – 12:00 Industrial network commissioning and testing Dave Tomlin, Hitex and Xing Ye, Ideal Networks
12:00 – 12:30 PROFIBUS and PROFINET device configuration tools. Phil Waterworth, Endress + Hauser
12:30 – 13:00 IO-Link for the “last metres” communication Derek Lane, WAGO
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and Exhibition
14:00 – 14:30 Industrial networks safety & security Peter Brown, CSA Group
14:30 – 15:00 Update on Industry 4.0, IIoT, TSN and APL Derek Lane, WAGO
15:00 – 15:15 Summary, questions & close Andy Smith, E+H


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Live Demonstrations

Supported by live demonstrations and an exhibition with demonstrations of actual tools used in configuration and maintenance, the seminar will be of great 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.


With nearly 80 million nodes installed worldwide, PROFINET, PROFIBUS and IO-Link are truly market leaders, providing state of the art digital communications addressing all the needs of manufacturing and process industries, significantly lowering capital expenditure on installation, commissioning and maintenance. They offer unprecedented integration of automation, control, monitoring and safety systems using standardised and widely supported communications and networking solutions.


This seminar is ably presented by specialists from PI UK member companies. Attendance is free of charge to pre-registered delegates from the User community, i.e. companies that own, operate, design, build or maintain automated process plant and manufacturing facilities. The event will provide delegates with an excellent networking opportunity and the ability to speak to experts.


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