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Thursday February 27, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM GMT

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Princess Way
Manchester M20 2UR
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 Manchester - 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.

Special Rewards for Attendees

The  PROFIBUS International Competence Centre at Manchester Metropolitan University has recently published 2 new textbooks entitled PROFIBUS in Practice. Written by Dr Xiu Ji, Principal Lecturer, these are excellent study guides for anyone serious about correct installation and commissioning of systems. All attendees to these free seminars will be able to take away with them a free copy of one of these highly informative books, either Vol 1 on Installation or Vol 2 on System Engineering, Troubleshooting and Maintenance
There will also be a special offer of discounted Membership of The PROFIBUS Group - attendees at the event will be entitled to claim a 10% discount from the first year's subscription and pay no joining fee, a saving of at least 150 on the usual cost!

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 and Profibus & Profinet Update                         Mark Freeman

09.55     Practical steps for a successful Profibus project.                Richard Needham

10.35     Benefits of Profinet.                                                                    Derek Lane/ Pete Brown

11.15      Coffee

11.35     Current Trends involving Profisafe.                                          Peter Brown

12.15     PROFIBUS Health checking and monitoring  - Live demo.          Andy Verwer/Dale Fittes

12.55      Lunch

13.35     Features & Benefits Updates of Profinet networks  - Live demo. Dave Walker/Andy Williams

14.15     PROFINET Frame Analysis using available Tools.                      Peter Thomas

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.

PS: We're also running a Process Industry seminar in Manchester on the previous day.

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