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SAIMC: Durban branch

July 2018 SAIMC

The June technology meeting of the Durban branch of the SAIMC was held on 6 June, as usual at the Durban Country Club. Krzysztof Lapacz, business development manager for the Industrial Networking department at IFM, presented on the subject of IO-Link solutions for factory automation. Judging by the record attendance at the evening, this topic certainly aroused people’s interest and Krzysztof’s presentation didn’t disappoint, covering:

Chairman Hennie Prinsloo (right) thanks Krzysztof Lapacz.
Chairman Hennie Prinsloo (right) thanks Krzysztof Lapacz.

• What is IO-Link

• Features of IO-Link

• Previous technology

• Future technology

• IO-Link master modules

• Parameterisation of IO-Link sensors

• IO-Link network architecture

• Industry 4.0 and IoT with IO-Link

• Real-time maintenance with Industry 4.0

• A small live demo of IO-Link sensors and IO-Link masters

Krzysztof Lapacz started his career in instrumentation at Sasol Secunda in 2005. As a process and analytical instrumentation technician, he was responsible for the maintenance of pneumatic and electronic process instrumentation loops all the way from the DCS systems down to the final control elements such as valves. In 2012 he joined Rand Instruments as a service and technical engineer before joining IFM ZA in 2015 as a product specialist in the Industrial Networking department, focusing on the pre-sale, in-sale and after-sales of ASI and IO-Link networking solutions. In 2017 he was appointed as the business development manager for the Industrial Networking department and he was still focused in the area of ASI and IO-Link networking solutions but also overseeing the activities of the department, so he was well qualified to present to us.

We’d like to thank IFM for its kind sponsorship of the evening.



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