The PROFIBUS/PROFINET Association South East Asia has conducted it’s first successful PROFIBUS/PROFINET Seminar of the year 2013. The seminar was conducted in Cikarang, Indonesia and a total of 110 people attended.
The Seminar was supported by Siemens, Pepperl + Fuchs, Procentec, VEGA, Leoni Cable and Turck. These companies provided live demonstrations of their products and solutions at a Microfair, giving Seminar participants the chance to discuss these face to face with experts.
The brand new PROFINET multivendor demo was introduced. This showed the wireless integration of PROFIBUS-DP/PA into PROFINET, also the integration of different products and protocols. The live engineering of an IO-System was demonstrated along with PROFINET’s web diagnostic functions and remote services.
The Seminar had three parts; news and market updates on PROFIBUS/PROFINET; a PROFIBUS Block, with presentations on installations and best practices; and a PROFINET Block with presentations on innovative Industrial Ethernet solutions as well as the new features available.
Bernd Lieberth, President of the Regional PROFIBUS/PROFINET Association, presented latest news, including the world sales figures. PROFIBUS increased its installed base by 5 Mio nodes in 2012, which means the total installed base is now in excess of 40 Mio nodes. PROFINET also grew, from 3 Mio nodes last year in 2011 to 4,2 Mio nodes in 2012. He also introduced the PROFIenergy profile, which is the first networking standard for energy management and energy saving. It runs on PROFINET.
Teo Puay Yong (Pepper + Fuchs) presented best practice and regulations for setting up a PROFIBUS network based on his many years of experience with real installations.
The day ended with presentations on PROFINET from Mr Bernd Lieberth (Siemens) and Gunther Ehlert (Procentec). With PROFINET, PI has developed a comprehensive Industrial Ethernet networking standard from the experience gained from PROFIBUS. The result is open and manufacturer-neutral. PROFINET meets all of the requirements for using Ethernet at all levels, and in all automation applications. It is flexible, reliable and robust in any industrial environment. PROFINET offers new possibilities too, such as redundancy, shared device, intelligent devices, wireless connectivity and much more.
The Seminar in Cikarang is part of a continuing Seminar series in ASEAN countries. Bernd Lieberth said: “We achieved a high participation rate thanks to the support of our members. We will continue our Seminar Series this year, with Malaysia and Vietnam on the schedule.”
For more details about the next Seminars visit www.sea.profinet.com