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Ann Squirrell 
0044 207 193 8018 


Tuesday April 23, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 3:15 PM CEST

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The Manufacturing Technology Centre 
Pilot Way
Ansty Park
Coventry CV7 9RD
United Kingdom

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Safety and Security with PROFIBUS and PROFINET

This one-day seminar addresses the key safety and security issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing and advanced engineering applications. Covering key application areas such as packaging, printing, electrical and electronics assembly, robotics, automotive engineering, drives, mechanical handling and logistics, control systems and energy management, it focuses on the safety aspects of system design and operations.

Supported by live demonstrations and case studies the seminar will be of great value to Designers, Production Engineers and System Engineers involved in design, operation and maintenance of modern automated factories and machinery.

The seminar is ably presented by safety and fieldbus specialists Stephen Park and Harriet Gibbons of BAe, Derek Lane of Wago, Mark Freeman, Peter Brown and Ian Curtis of Siemens Automation & Drives. 

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. Seminars in this series always attract much praise:

If you’d like to learn how to simplify your system operation and maintenance … don’t miss this one-day Seminar!

Draft Programme - subject to change 

09:30  Tea / Coffee / Registration

10:00  Introduction incl. PROFIBUS and PROFINET Update (Mark Freeman - Siemens)

10:10  PROFIBUS and Intrinsic Safety (TBA) 

10:30  Basics of Functional Safety Standards (Ian Curtis - Siemens)

11.10 Tea / Coffee

11.25  The Basics of PROFIsafe (Derek Lane - Wago)

11.45  Simple good practice for Industrial IT Security (Peter Brown - Siemens)

12:05  Safety strategy for C&I Systems (Stephen Park - BAe)

12:45  Lunch 

13:25  Security and its application to C&I networks (Harriet Gibbons - BAe)

14:05  PROFIsafe Demonstration incl. security considerations (Peter Brown - Siemens)

14:55  Summary / Questions

15:00  Close

 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.

10:00  Introduction including PROFIBUS and PROFINET Update
10:10  What is PROFIsafe and how does it work?
10:30  iPAR and TCI to serve you
11.10 Coffee
11.25 Cyber security for the industrial world
12:05  Industrial Ethernet Security
12:45  Lunch
13:25  Functional Safety Standards - A Bluffers Guide
14:05  Writing Safety Related Application Software
14:45  Summary / Questions

What delegates said about previous of these events:


  • Very interesting!
  • Very good, presentations clear. Stand presentations good
  • Excellent informative event, venue good.
  • Venue very good, content pitched at a good level with enough detail.
  • Very good presentations covering a wide range of topics.
  • Well organised, informative, good pace.
  • Very good, organised, nice environment.