Training and Events – June 2017

PI Germany held their largest ever IO-Link Workshop. PI Middle East has just completed a series of PROFIBUS and PROFINET certification training classes throughout the Middle East with a class on Food and Bev scheduled for September. PI UK has free PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and IO-Link classes scheduled for the fall. PI North America continues its free PROFINET one-day training classes with a total of 17 to be completed in 2017. PI has scheduled a PROFIsafe Certified Designer Training for October 10 – 12, 2017.

PI Germany IO-Link Workshop

On March 23 the biggest IO-Link workshop so far was held near Stuttgart, Germany. More than 100 visitors attended and had the chance to visit a microfair with 19 exhibitors showing their products and services. The lectures were split into parallel sessions. The participants could choose between advantages and technology, depending on their interest.

PI Middle East

Classes completed in May and early June included:

  • PROFIBUS Maintenance & Troubleshooting
  • Certified PROFIBUS Engineer
  • Certified PROFIBUS Installer
  • PROFINET Maintenance & Troubleshooting
  • Certified PROFINET Engineer

AUTOMATION DAY in F&B Riyadh is scheduled for September 6. Details here.

PI UK Announces PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link Autumn Training Days

The two new free training events:

  • Glyndwr University, 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 Industrie 4.0.

Covering key application areas such as mechanical handling and logistics, robotics, automotive engineering, electrical and electronics assembly, control systems and energy management, pulp and 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.

To register click here, where you will also find a list of other upcoming training classes.

PI North America

PI North America’s free PROFINET one-day training classes continue with a lighter schedule through the summer, then go full force in the fall (click a city for details and registration):

Minneapolis Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 Register
Toronto Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 Register
NY / NJ Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017 Register
Grand Rapids Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 Register
Silicon Valley Thursday, Oct 05, 2017 Register
Houston Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 Register
Greenville Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017 Register
Dallas TBD

The PROFI Interface Center and PI North America also jointly present PROFINET and PROFIBUS Certified Network Engineer training. See the schedule here.

PI in Germany

The next PROFIsafe Certified Designer Training takes place on October 10 – 12, 2017 in Karlsruhe/Germany. The training is held in English language and is developed from PI together with the TÜV. It is available to all individuals in charge of PROFIsafe and safety. This three days session includes a written test at the end of each day. Experts having passed all tests will receive a TÜV certificate ‘Certified PROFIsafe Designer.’ Further information here.

The certificates are valid three years. After this time the Certified PROFIsafe Designer can refresh his knowhow. The Refresher Training this year for the first time is an online meeting to be held on October 5, 2017. For detailed information click here.

Rest of the World

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