Events and Links

Process Automation event to be held at Endress+Hauser, Manchester on Wednesday 29 June 2016

  • This free to attend seminar is put on by the UK PI Group and hosted by Endress+Hauser in Manchester. The seminar addresses the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in process and hybrid industries. Covering application areas such as Pulp & Paper, Chemical, Utilities, Pharmaceutical, Oil & Gas, the seminar focuses on the practical aspects of using PROFIBUS and PROFINET in the process industry and covers system design through to maintenance and fault-finding.
  • Andy Verwer is giving two presentation at this event: “System Design for Process Industry” and “PROFIBUS – Commissioning, Maintenance and Monitoring”. A full list of the presentations and registration details are available at

Scheduled Training

Forthcoming training events for 2016 at Endress+Hauser, Manchester

  • Three-term Control (PID) basic tuning and advanced optimisation courses  – week commencing Monday 4 July.
  • Certified PROFIBUS Installer, Commissioning & Maintenance and Certified PROFIBUS Engineer courses – week commencing Monday 19 September.

Please follow this link to E+H web site for booking these courses


  • Home of ProfiTrace and COMbricks™
  • PROFIBUS International
    Lots of good stuff here: free technical downloads, product searches, regional associations etc.
  • PLC Open
    The International organisation for Open PLC software using IEC61131-3 and related standards.

The following books are available covering modern automation and control system technology:

  • Ronald W Mitchell: “PROFIBUS – A pocket guide”, ISA, 2004. Available from Siemens Ltd.
  • Manfred Popp: “The new rapid way to PROFIBUS DP”, PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. Available from PROFIBUS International.
  • Manfred Popp & Karl Weber: “The rapid way to PROFINET”, PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. Available from PROFIBUS International.
  • James Powell & Henry Vandelinde: “Catching the Process Fieldbus”, published by Siemens Miltronics Process Instruments, Canada, available form PROFIBUS International.
  • Christian Diedrich & Thomas Bangemann: PROFIBUS PA – Instrumentation Technology for the Process Industry, Oldenbourg Industrieverlag Munchen, 2007.
  • R W Lewis: “Programming industrial control systems using IEC 1131-3”, 1995, IEE.
  • Karl-Heinz John & Michael Tiegelkamp: “IEC61131-3: Programming Industrial Automation Systems”, 2001, Springer.

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