Monday, April 29, 2013

PROCESS Expo 2013


We are excited to announce that IDX will be present at the 2013 Process Expo, held at Nasrec, Johannesburg, 21-23 May. Come visit us at the IDX/Procentec stand O10-O16 (our biggest ever) to see live demonstrations of PROCENTEC PROFIBUS and PROFINET devices such as PROFITrace and COMbricks in action. The IDX Academy will be available to show how our field bus experts can assist you in training, troubleshooting and related services. In addition, we will be hosting the following training sessions, of approximately 1 hour each, on every day of the show covering a variety of field bus communications-related topics :
  • Remote Monitoring and Troubleshooting of PROFIBUS Networks
  • Foundation Fieldbus - Practical implementation insights
  • Integration between PROFIBUS and PROFINET and other field bus networks.
  • Open forum sessions where you are free to ask any field bus and industrial communications related questions
If you are interested in one ore more of the above topics, or just plan to visit the show, please make sure you register on the Process Expo website - the training is booked when you register as a show visitor on a first-come, first-serve basis - don't be disappointed! 

We hope to see you there!

Friday, April 19, 2013

OSIsoft PI Datalink and ProcessBook Training




IDX now offers a 1-day OSISoft training course covering PI Datalink (Excel) and ProcessBook.
The course takes delegates through the basics of what the PI system is, an overview of all of the components such as Application Framework (AF), PI archives, interfaces, etc. as well as how data is stored in the system, how to search for tags. Once the delegates are up to speed with the basics, delegates are shown how to use Datalink to build Excel reports and analyze process data.
Finally, delegates are shown how to use Processbook, and how to build their own custom displays.The final outcome of the course is to empower users to be able to build and edit PI Processbook displays, as well as to be able to effectively extract process data for analysis in Microsoft Excel.  

A delegate learns to build PI Processbook displays