Regional News – April 2016


The Taste of Innovation with PROFIBUS & PROFINET

PROFIBUS and PROFINET Day Italy, the meeting dedicated to the latest technological developments in Industrial Communication, is returning for 2016. This year the stopovers of the Roadshow will be Alba (13th April), Florence (28th June), and Bari (9th November).

Foto_Fontanafredda_promoThe first event will take place in the Alba countryside, an area well-known for its vineyards and cuisine. At the prestigious “Fontanafredda” wine cellar, PI Italia invites engineers, installers, and system integrators to discover the taste of innovation. Visitors will be able to meet important national experts, who will cover themes like Operating Excellence, Energy Efficiency, and Security. Moreover, important companies will share their experience with PROFIBUS & PROFINET applications.

A spectacular location, high-technology themes, prestigious speakers –all the ingredients for a tasty, unforgettable event.

Participation is free of charge. Register at the PI Italia website:

IO-Link Workshop Coming to Piacenza on May 12th

After a successful IO-Link Workshop in Milan, Piacenza will be the venue for a new workshop on May 12th. See the details at the end of the training article.

United Kingdom

2nd UK PROFIBUS / PROFINET / IO-Link Seminar Proves Great Success


“Speakers excellent and provided relevant knowledge without the company blurb!”

That was the comment from Kris Hardaker of United Utilities, reflecting the overall opinion of the nearly 70 delegates that registered for our PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and IO-Link seminar held on Feb 25th at the Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry.

The second event of its type in the UK, this free-to-attend seminar addressed the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing and process industry applications. It was supported by a table top exhibition of the latest products from 10 member companies, who were kept very busy in the breaks.

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

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