Training and Events – September 2016

PI North America hosts its annual members meeting starting September 27. Seats are still available. A new webinar “Introduction to PROFINET” has been archived. Free PROFINET one-day training classes in the USA continue after a summer break. PROFIsafe Certified Designer Training and PROFIsafe Refresher Seminar are scheduled in Germany but in the English language. Germany will be hosting a number of German language classes.

PI North America General Assembly Meeting

News, reports, plans, and user stories feature in this year’s meeting. Details for this member-only event are online.


PI North America and the PROFI Interface Center hosted a live webinar on August 30, Introduction to PROFINET. It has been archived and can be viewed anytime here.

PROFINET One-day Training Classes

Free PROFINET one-day training classes continue after a summer break. Houston, Detroit, Nashville, Cincinnati, and Jacksonville are still to come. A full list is here.

PROFIsafe Classes

PROFIsafe Certified Designer Training

The required quality of PROFIsafe products and systems highly depends on the know-how quality of the development teams and on the development methods and procedures. An adequate range of training courses can assure the necessary level. Thus, the responsible PI working group in cooperation with TÜV developed a training scheme, which is available to all interested PI members for their employees in charge of PROFIsafe and safety.

This three days session comprises a written test at the end of each day. Experts having passed all tests will receive a TÜV certificate “Certified PROFIsafe Designer.” The next PROFIsafe and safety training activity takes place from October 11 to 13, 2016, in Karlsruhe/Germany. For more information and registration. Training will be held in the English language.

PROFIsafe Refresher Seminar

The next PROFIsafe Refresher Seminar for all who need to refresh their knowledge and to prolong their PROFIsafe Designer certificate takes place on October 6, 2016 in Karlsruhe/Germany. For more information and registration. Training will be held in the English language.

PROFIsafe User Workshop

PI Germany has scheduled a PROFIsafe User Workshop for machine builders and device manufacturers on September 27, 2016 in Bad Pyrmont/Germany. This workshop is kindly hosted by Phoenix Contact. Participation is free. The workshop is held in the German language. For more information and registration.

PROFINET Developer Workshop (in German)

PI Germany has scheduled a PROFINET Technology Workshop for developers and product managers on October 18, 2016 in Stuttgart/Germany.

The level of development of PROFINET enables fast and cost-effective implementation in applications. This requires a comprehensive line of products from numerous manufacturers. To make implementation as easy and efficient as possible for all companies, several companies offer corresponding development environments/kits. The objective of the workshop is to provide information on developing PROFINET products and to present implementation options. To this end, some of the leading technology companies will present their development support options.

The workshop is held in German language and participation is free of charge. For more information and registration.

PROFIBUS made easy

1-day Workshop (German language) in Germany:

  • November, 08, 2016 in Alzenau (near Frankfurt/Main
  • November, 10, 2016 in Hamburg

The workshop teaches you PROFIBUS in theory and practice from the field device to the controller. You will learn the basics of PROFIBUS so that the design, calculation, and commissioning of a bus system is no longer a challenge. In practical exercises you will learn on your own to select the right PROFIBUS network components and to calculate the bus topology. Another focus is the startup of a small PROFIBUS application: from the physical build-up via the bus diagnostics, parameterization of a field device up to the integration in an ABB control system.

The workshop is intended to decision makers, planning and project engineers, commissioning engineers and service staff.

Prerequisite are knowledge of basic process measuring and control technology.


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