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Ann Squirrell 
0044 207 193 8018 


Wednesday August 21, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM CEST

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

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Practical Aspects of PROFIBUS and PROFINET in Factory Automation

Practical Aspects of PROFIBUS and PROFINET in Factory Automation comes to Coventry - be among the first to claim your free place!

This seminar addresses the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing and advanced engineering applications. Covering the use of PROFIBUS and PROFINET in 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 practical aspects of using PROFIBUS and PROFINET in factory automation applications from system design and safety considerations through to maintenance and fault-finding. Supported by live demonstrations of actual tools used in configuration and maintenance, the programme will be of great value to Designers, Production Engineers and System Engineers involved in design, operation and maintenance of modern automated factories and machinery.

Standardised in IEC 61158, PROFIBUS and PROFINET provide state of the art digital communications which address all the needs of the manufacturing and materials handling industries, significantly lowering capital expenditure on installation, commissioning and maintenance. These technologies offer unprecedented, integration of automation, control, monitoring and safety protection systems by using standardised and widely supported communications and networking solutions.

This 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.

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.

If you'd like to learn how to simplify your PROFIBUS automation application don't miss this one-day Practical Aspects of PROFIBUS in Factory Automation Seminar!

Draft Programme - subject to change 

09.00     Coffee and Registration
09:30     Introduction to the Manufacturing Technology Centre
09.45     Profibus & Profinet Update. - Mark Freeman
09.55     Practical steps for a successful Profibus project. - Xiu Ji
10.35     Introduction to Profinet. - Derek Lane
11.15        Coffee
11.35     Safety & Security on PROFINET & Profibus networks. - Peter Brown
12.15     PROFIBUS Health checking and monitoring  - Live demonstration. -  Andy Verwer/Dale Fittes
12.55        Lunch
13.35     Features & Benefits of Profinet networks  - Live demonstration. - Dave Walker/Andy Williams
14.15     PROFINET Frame Analysis. Demonstration showing the use of WireShark to look at PROFINET frames. - Peter Thomas
14.55     Summary/Questions
15.00     Close followed by (optional) tour of the MTC workshops

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.

PS: We're also running a Process Industry seminar at the same venue on the previous day.

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