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Manchester Metropolitan University

Mrs. Xiu Ji

John Dalton Building Chester Street

Manchester M1 5GD

United Kingdom

Phone: +44 161 247 6273

Fax: +44 161 247 6326

Email: x.ji(at)


Competence Areas
  • PROFIdrive
  • PROFIsafe
  • PROFIdrive
  • PROFIsafe

The PI Competence Centre has extensive working DP and PA demonstration systems including:

  • Various automation rigs (including the conveyor systems, pneumatic cylinder systems, and pick & place robot systems with sensors, actuators, WAGO controllers, drives and AS-i safety protection.
  • PROFIBUS DP, PA and PROFINET networks and devices linked with Siemens and Phoenix Contact controllers, engineering software systems, ProfiTrace andFDT/DTM tools. Remote heating rigs comprising a boiler, electric heaters and fans using Siemens PROFINET controllers, implementing PID loops and fuzzy logics, controlled via the Internet.
  • Training equipment for Certified PROFIBUS and PROFINET Installer and Engineer Courses.

Further experience of the PICC:
Extensive experience with on-site consultancy, fault finding and health checking of DP and PA installations. Accredited for AS-i and Open PLC training: IEC61131-3.

Demo Systems:
Extensive range of PROFIBUS DP and PA demonstration and training equipment including various automation rigs with PROFIBUS and AS-i technology.;

Extensive range of PROFINET demonstration and training equipment including remote controlled heating systems.


  • Siemens, WAGO and Phoenix Contact PROFIBUS and PROFINET Controllers, remote I/Os, PA insturments, DP/PA couplers, links and gateways, ETHERNET and PROFINET switches, etc.
  • P&F, Couplers and PA devices
  • E&H, PA instruments, asset management hardware/ Software
  • Phoenix Contact, PROFINET IO controller and IO devices
  • Burkert, PROFIBUS valves and remote IOs

Training, Workshops:

  • 1-day certified PROFIBUS Installer Course, typically 10 per year run at MMU and on-site
  • 1-day PROFIBUS Commissioning and Maintenance Course, about 10 per year at MMU and on-site
  • 1-day certified PROFINET Installer Course, typically 2 per year run at MMU and on-site
  • 5-day Certified PROFIBUS Engineer Course, DP and PA, typically 2 per year run at MMU
  • 3-day Certified PROFINET Engineer Course, DP and PA, typically 2 per year run at MMU
  • Hosting and participating in workshops, seminars, conferences on PROFIBUS and PROFINET Technology
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PROFIBUS è un sistema di comunicazione digitale standardizzato ed aperto, utilizzabile in tutte le aree di applicazione, dal manifatturiero al processo.

PROFINET è l'innovativo standard aperto per l'Industrial Ethernet. E' in grado di soddisfare tutti i requisiti necessari per le applicazioni di automazione industriale.

IO-LINK è la prima tecnologia IO standardizzata a livello mondiale (IEC 61131-9) per comunicare con sensori ed attuatori sotto il livello di comunicazione del bus di campo. Può essere integrata con PROFIBUS e PROFINET.