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M11AN Manchester
United Kingdom

PROFIBUS and PROFINET International (PI) is the largest automation community in the world with over 1,400 member companies working closely together promoting PROFINET and IO-Link, the building blocks of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things.

The PI UK is very active in promoting PROFIBUS and PROFINET education and training throughout the United Kingdom. Established in 1993, it services the needs of its members who include many manufacturers, suppliers, integrators, service providers and users of PROFIBUS and PROFINET.

With our world-renowned Competence Centre at Manchester Metropolitan University we run many events including Certified PROFIBUS and PROFINET Engineer and Installer courses, Commissioning & Maintenance courses and free-to-attend Process and Factory Automation seminars up and down the country.

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  • PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link Autumn Seminars

    Advance notice of two new training events ...

    Wrexham, North Wales, 26 September
    Cambridge, 11 October

    These free-to-attend seminars will address the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing and process industry applications, with particular attention to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0

    The Cambridge event is sponsored by a European Interreg Project named "Industry 4.0 via Networked Control Applications and Sustainable Engineering" - aka INCASE, while the Glyndwr event is sponsored by Glyndwr University and will feature a presentation from cyber security expert Dr Paul Comerford. There will also be a prize draw for a chance to win a 20 minute flight in Glyndwr’s state of the art Merlin flight simulator.

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

    Supported by demonstrations of actual tools used in configuration and maintenance, these seminars will be of great value to Designers, Production/System Engineers, Instrument Technicians/Engineers and C&I Engineers involved in the design, operation and maintenance of modern automated factories and process plant.

    Market Leading Technologies

    With nearly 80 million nodes installed worldwide, PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link are truly market leaders, providing 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.

    These seminars are ably presented by specialists from PI UK 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. These events 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.