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Conference 'The Smart way to Industry 4.0' - Coventry

  • LLoyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre Pilot Way Ansty Business Park Coventry CV7 9JU United Kingdom (map)

Conference day

'The Smart way to Industry 4.0
with PROFINET technologies'


Organized together with PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI UK), these 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 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.

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:

  • Overview of PI’s current and developing technologies for Industry 4.0

  • PROFINET basics

  • Ethernet’s copper physical layer finally unveiled

  • IO-Link for the “last metres” communication

  • Process Automation networks with PROFIBUS and PROFINET

  • Network Safety & Security

  • Cybersecurity

  • PROFIBUS DP / PA diagnostics

  • EMC for networks

  • PROFINET diagnostics

  • Redundancy for PROFINET networks

  • Designing & virtual commissioning: co-simulation with Siemens NX

  • PROFINET’s “oversampling” and “I-Device” features: industrial cases for control and signal processing

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, i.e. 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.

More information can be found on the website of the co-organisation, click here.