To be held in Manchester on March 29th, this highly informative training day addresses the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing applications.

With particular emphasis on Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things , the event will cover the use of PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link in key application areas such as utilities, pharmaceutical, packaging, printing, electrical and electronics assembly, robotics, automotive engineering, mechanical handling and logistics, control systems and energy management, from system design and safety considerations through to maintenance and fault-finding.

Supported by demonstrations of actual tools used in configuration and maintenance, the seminar will be of great value to Designers, Production/System Engineers, Instrument Technicians/Engineers and C&I Engineers involved in design, operation and maintenance of modern automated factories and process plant.

This seminar is ably presented by network specialists from member companies of PI UK, the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to support of advanced manufacturing technologies for the benefit of UK industry. Attendance is free of charge to pre-registered delegates from the User community, i.e. companies that own, operate, design, build or maintain automated plant. The event will provide delegates with an excellent networking opportunity and the ability to speak to PI UK’s experts.

More information and online registration can be found at:  or in case of difficulty by contacting Ann on tel: 00 44 207 193 8018, or email

And specifically for companies in the Process & Hybrid Industries …

Companies involved in the Process Industries may be interested to attend another of PI UK’s events, to be held in Manchester the following day, March 30th. Entitled Practical Aspects of PROFIBUS and PROFINET in Process, the event specifically addresses the key issues involved in the use of advanced network communications in Process and Hybrid Industry applications.

More information can be obtained following this link: or in case of difficulty by contacting Ann on tel: 00 44 207 193 8018, or email