Training and Events – October 2016

Highlighted this month: Australia has 30 certified PROFINET and PROFIBUS training classes scheduled for the remainder of 2016. PI Middle East has an upcoming seminar focused on food and beverage in their Dubai office. IO-Link has enhanced their workshops. And many classes are on the schedule for the balance of 2016.


Small class sizes. Personalized instruction.

In cities throughout Australia, PAA has 30 classes scheduled for 2016 including Certified Profibus Installer, Profibus Commissioning & Maintenance, Certified Profibus Engineer, and Certified PROFINET Engineer.

Get the detailed schedule here.



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PROFIBUS and PROFINET are growing in the food and beverage industry as it moves towards the Industrial Internet of Things and Industrie 4.0. PI Middle East welcomes you for this Event to meet the experts. Details and a link to registration are here.


Did you know that IO-Link has reorganized their user workshops?

The practical relevance has contributed to the great success of IO-Link. This is driven by the close collaboration between users, developers, and manufacturers, for example, in free user workshops. In the past 3 years, well over 1,000 users have attended the beginner’s workshops of the IO-Link Community. Due to the growing interest in IO-Link, the proven user workshops have now been restructured. The practice-oriented presentations will impart basic knowledge to participants about standardized point-to-point communication with sensors and actuators in the field. Accordingly, the workshops will start with a general overview of IO-Link and the integration of IO-Link in the automation landscape. Specific problem solutions with experience-based reports supplement the morning session.

In the second and third blocks of presentations, two parallel sessions have been newly introduced in order to address user questions more specifically. While one of the sessions deals mainly with technologies, e.g., takes up aspects of planning and commissioning, speakers in the second session present the specific benefits, such as in maintenance, diagnostics, and for Industrie 4.0. Other focal points are device profiles, IODD, and engineering, and the replacement of devices during operation. The day is rounded off with user reports and product presentations.

Check out the upcoming workshops.

Rest of the World

Globally, many more classes are still available this year including PROFIsafe classes in Germany (conducted in English) and three remaining PI North America free PROFINET one-day training classes (Nashville, Cincinnati, and Jacksonville). See the full list and filter by your region and interest.