Regional News – March 2017

The complete list of available training and events is hosted on the website. Here we highlight a few past and upcoming events from Ireland, Japan, and Germany.

Germany: PI Konferenz

The program of the 5th PI conference on March 22 and 23, 2017, at the Commerzbank-Arena football stadium in Frankfurt, Germany is finalized. Under the leading theme “Network of the Future – Shaping today the production of tomorrow”, PI will present its technologies and applications relating to PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and IO-Link as well as application profiles and integration technologies against the background of the Industrie 4.0 trend.

Technologies, requirements, and solutions for the planning, development and operation of networked production systems will be the primary focus.

The goal of the presentations at the 2017 PI Konferenz will be, not to speculate about the future, but rather to show on the basis of concrete scenarios what paths are possible with PI technology in future production.

The conference will be conducted primarily in the German language.

Ireland: Certified PROFINET  Training

Dr. Hassan Kaghazchi, Chairman of PI Ireland successfully conducted a Certified PROFINET Engineers course for Siemens, Turkey in December 2016. Siemens Istanbul is a Research and Development facility for Siemens Germany and mostly made up of young motivated engineers.

As well as the normal syllabus for the course, additional PROFINET features such as shared-device, ring redundancy, and Configuration in Run were also covered. The use of S7 controllers allowed the demonstration of the full functionality of PROFINET in industrial communications. All participants successfully completed and passed the course.

Further information:

Japan: IO-Link Promotion

Interest in IO-Link is increasing in Japan. Automobile companies and machine builders are implementing IO-Link aggressively. The Japanese PROFIBUS Organization (JPO) has organized several IO-Link seminars with member companies since June 2016.

The first IO-Link seminar took place in Nagoya on June 6, 2016, where 159 engineers attended. Another was held in Tokyo on June 9, 2016, where 180 participants attended. Due to their success and market demand, JPO organized further IO-Link seminars in Osaka in December 2016 where 95 people attended. In the beginning of this year another seminar in Tokyo in January attracted 105 people and in Nagoya on February 1, 2017 another 71 people were trained.

Currently IO-Link development seminars are scheduled for October 2017 in Nagoya and Tokyo with the support of IO-Link Competence Centers TEConcept and TMG.
Due to the market demand for more IO-Link information, JPO will accelerate the promotion of IO-Link in Japan!

Germany: PROFIBUS Made Easy

ABB Workshop Z2160 – PROFIBUS Made Easy
1-day Workshop (German language) in Germany
May, 09, 2017 in Leipzig
May, 11, 2017 in Ratingen

These workshops teach you PROFIBUS in theory and in 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 will be the collective start up of a small PROFIBUS application: from the physical build-up via the bus diagnostics, to the parameterization of a field device, up to the integration into an ABB control system.

Link to Register Here

Germany: PROFINET Plugfest

New date of the PROFINET Plugfest : July 12-13, 2017

The PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation (PNO) invites all developers of device, controller and tool manufacturing companies to the upcoming PROFINET Plugfest on July 12-13 in Esslingen. This plugfest is kindly hosted by Festo.

More Details and Registration Here