WWEM 2018

WWEM 2018 - Profibus Workshop

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ProfilbusPI UK was founded in 1993 to promote the use of PROFIBUS in the UK. More recently it has added PROFINET and IO-Link to the range of technologies supported by the group and is now known as PROFIBUS and PROFINET International UK, or PI UK for short. It is a very active organisation representing the needs of members and users throughout the United Kingdom and other English-speaking countries, providing much-needed certified training in PROFIBUS & PROFINET for designers, engineers and installers. The group also presents a number of free-to-attend seminars around the country covering practical aspects of PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link in process automation as well as subjects such as functional safety and system security.

Profibus Workshop on Wednesday 21st November

Workshop Location, Time: Room 4, 10:00 - 12:00

  • Derek Lane, WAGO - PROFINET for IoT, IIoT and IND 4.0 (30 min)
    A short journey to explain IIoT The Industrial Internet of things, IND4.0 from IND1.0 and Big Data. How PROFINET is placed as the ideal Industrial Fieldbus to fulfil the above, how its implemented and why you should consider it. Some of the myths explained.
  • Peter Thomas, Control Specialists - New PI Guidelines for Functional Bonding and Shielding of PROFIBUS and PROFINET (30 min)
    The ever-increasing use of high frequency switching devices in industrial automation can result in high frequency currents circulating in an equipotential bonding network that was not designed for this purpose. The absence of a proven low-impedance bonding network can result in these currents taking alternative, and often undesirable routes. Occasionally these will be the shields of industrial network cables such as PROFIBUS and PROFINET that in turn can lead to intermittent communications problems. This presentation will discuss the issues in more detail and will explain the relevance of the recently released PI guidelines "Functional Bonding and Shielding for PROFIBUS and PROFINET".
  • Chris McComb, iTech - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Profibus within the Water & Wastewater Industry (30 min)
    iTech are currently on the Scottish Water E&M Framework. This presentation will address the following areas of concern, education and remedial action:
    • Concept Design - How to, when to and where to
    • Installation - Show, tell and do
    • Training - Design, installation, and overall engineering
    • Non-conformance/failure - test, modify, test
  • Dave Evans, Balluff - IO-Link Technology (30 min)
    This presentation will be covering what a typical IO-Link solution consists of, how it interfaces to the control system and the benefits that can be derived from this increased level of communication with IO-Link devices. These include: easier handling of measurement signals, remote and automatic device parameterisation, smart sensor diagnostic functions, safety over IO-Link whilst also being an enabler for Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 strategies.
Profibus Workshop on Thursday 22nd November

Workshop Location, Time: Room 4, 10:00 - 12:00

  • Derek Lane, WAGO - PROFINET for IoT, IIoT and IND 4.0 (30 min)
    A short journey to explain IIoT The Industrial Internet of things, IND4.0 from IND1.0 and Big Data. How PROFINET is placed as the ideal Industrial Fieldbus to fulfil the above, how its implemented and why you should consider it. Some of the myths explained.
  • Peter Thomas, Control Specialists - New PI Guidelines for Functional Bonding and Shielding of PROFIBUS and PROFINET (30 min)
    The ever-increasing use of high frequency switching devices in industrial automation can result in high frequency currents circulating in an equipotential bonding network that was not designed for this purpose. The absence of a proven low-impedance bonding network can result in these currents taking alternative, and often undesirable routes. Occasionally these will be the shields of industrial network cables such as PROFIBUS and PROFINET that in turn can lead to intermittent communications problems. This presentation will discuss the issues in more detail and will explain the relevance of the recently released PI guidelines "Functional Bonding and Shielding for PROFIBUS and PROFINET".
  • Dave Evans, Balluff - IO-Link Technology (30 min)
    This presentation will be covering what a typical IO-Link solution consists of, how it interfaces to the control system and the benefits that can be derived from this increased level of communication with IO-Link devices. These include: easier handling of measurement signals, remote and automatic device parameterisation, smart sensor diagnostic functions, safety over IO-Link whilst also being an enabler for Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 strategies.
  • Richard Needham, HiPort Controls - PROFIBUS Commissioning and Maintenance - Essential Tools and Training (30 min)
    Special tools are needed to help ensure that new PROFIBUS connected installations provide robust, long lasting operational reliability and resilience, and later that the originally achieved levels of performance are being maintained. We outline what can be expected of such tools, how and when they should be used and the important network performance indicators that can be checked. Formal reports from the tools, taken at or soon after first system acceptance, then provide an extremely valuable benchmark against which to compare future measurements in the years ahead. The need for comprehensive training in PROFIBUS basics and how to use each tool effectively is emphasised.