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Wednesday October 14, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM BST

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AMRC Sheffield 
Wallis Way,
Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 5TZ
United Kingdom

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Practical Aspects of PROFIBUS and PROFINET - Sheffield, October 14

Practical Aspects of PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link comes to Sheffield - be among the first to claim your free place!


Back by popular demand, this free-to-attend seminar addresses the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing and process industry applications.

Covering the use of PROFIBUS and PROFINET - and now IO-Link - in key application areas such as pulp & paper, chemical, utilities, pharmaceutical, packaging, printing, electrical and electronics assembly, robotics, automotive engineering, mechanical handling and logistics, control systems and energy management, it focuses on the practical aspects of using PROFIBUS and PROFINET from system design and safety considerations through to maintenance and fault-finding.

Supported by 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 design, operation and maintenance of modern automated factories and process plant.

Standardised in IEC 61158, PROFIBUS and PROFINET provide 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.

IO-LINK is an independent sensor/actuator interface solution for use with several industrial fieldbus and industrial network solutions, including PROFIBUS and PROFINET. The presentation will provide an introduction to this technology, the types of devices available, how they are parameterised and how they are integrated within a programmable control system.

This seminar is ably presented by fieldbus specialists from The PROFIBUS Group 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 plant. The event will provide delegates with an excellent networking opportunity and the ability to speak to our experts whom, we promise, will not force you to buy anything.

“Very well presented and a lot of useful information” “Fantastic as always and very informative”

“Superb day for experience and information” 

If you’d like to learn how to simplify your PROFIBUS or PROFINET application … don’t miss this one-day Seminar!  

Draft Programme - subject to change 


Coffee and Registration



Introduction and Profibus & Profinet Update

Mark Freeman


PROFIBUS – Commissioning and Maintenance

Richard Needham


PROFINET Network Acceptance Testing

Peter Thomas





Current Trends involving PROFIsafe

Peter Brown


PROFIBUS – System Design

Andy Verwer





Device Calibration and Maintenance on a PROFIBUS PA Network

Andy Verwer


PROFINET for IoT, IIoT and Industry 4.0

Xiu Ji


An introduction to IO-Link and its integration with programmable control systems

Peter Thomas








The event will provide delegates with an excellent networking opportunity and the ability to speak to our experts whom, we promise, will not force you to buy anything.