Wednesday, May 20, 2015

PROFIBUS and PROFINET International is 25 years old!

This week, members from PROFIBUS and PROFINET Associations, Competence Centers, Training Centers and Test Labs meet in Ireland to celebrate the 25th year the PROFIBUS International Organisation has been in existence. The meeting has of course a more formal purpose and is split up in four parts:

  1. The Regional PROFIBUS/PROFINET Association (RPA) Chairperson's meeting where the Chairpersons of RPAs from all over the world meet to discuss the direction of PROFIBUS and PROFINET.
  2. The Test Labs meet to discus certification processes for new PROFIBUS and PROFINET devices. 
  3. The Training Centers from around the world consolidate how training should be done
  4. The Competence Centers discuss and share new advances in the PROFIBUS and PROFINET Technologies. 
Hot topics for this year include: 
  • Where does PA fall into the PROFINET family?
  • Building machines with PROFINET - build with a modular approach. Watch this video
  • Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things
  • The accreditation of the PROFIBUS Certified Designer Course
If you are looking to move from hard-wired 4-20mA to digital communications why not contact your local RPA via to find out the benefits of adopting the PROFIBUS or PROFINET technology. You will also be  able to find out about events and training in you region. 

If you are in the Southern African region contact Michael Garnham from  to find out more.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Promotion on the PROFIBUS Troubleshooting Kit Pro!

Save over R7 000 on ProfiTrace now!

Now selling for only R48 000, ProfiTrace is the most powerful mobile analyzer for PROFIBUS networks. Thousands of users benefit daily from this great tool because it is easy to use and combines all required elements in one to detect most PROFIBUS faults trough it's busmonitor, oscilloscope, bar graph and statistics scan. This outstanding tool that fits in your pocket, boosts the capabilities of service, maintenance and engineering technicians. You can now check and troubleshoot the complete PROFIBUS network with 1 software package and 1 piece of hardware (ProfiCore™ Ultra).
Typical issues such as noise, reflections, voltage drops, termination problems, double addresses, wire breaks and configuration faults are easily identified. The results can be exported to detailed reports
"Being able to quickly identify and solve 
PROFIBUS faults can save thousands, 
even millions, for every minute your 
network is down!" - PCC Southern Africa
The fine print:
  • Promotion valid until the end of June 2015 and is valid only in the Sub-Saharan Africa region from IDX.
  • Shipping to major centres within South Africa is free!
  • Prices are in South African Rand (ZAR) and exclude VAT. 

Contact IDX now to take advantage of this great offer!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

IDX at the Africa Automation Fair

If you're interested in certified Profibus and Profinet training, network test equipment, remote monitoring solutions or protocol converters, then come find out more by visiting us at our booth at the Africa Automation Fair at Northgate dome this week...We'd love to meet you!