Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Your path to becoming a PROFIBUS expert in South Africa

The PROFIBUS Competence and Training Centre of Southern Africa (PCC) has been providing internationally certified PROFIBUS training since 2004. The centre is operated by Industrial Data Xchange. The courses are conducted by lecturers that have real on-site experience and have an in-depth knowledge of the content developments of the technology by attending PI Training Centre meetings across the globe. We believe that hands-on training is key and by the end of the course you will feel confident in creating your own network!

We've mapped out the path for you below: 

The entry level stage is for individuals who have no experience with PROFIBUS. If someone has been tasked with installing or maintaining a PROFIBUS network, they should at least have the PROFIBUS Installer certification. This should give the end user some level of confidence that the installation will work reliably. 

Which course is for me?
Installer Course
Engineer Course
PA Engineer Course
Start from the basics and learn how to properly build PROFIBUS networks according to the specification. Most faults can be prevented by building and installing PROFIBUS cable correctly and with care in the first place. Make sure only Certified Installers touch your network!


If you have already obtained the Installer Certification and want to learn more about how PROFIBUS works from first principals, then this course is for you. Network configuration, decoding diagnostic messages, optimizing timing settings, system debugging and troubleshooting are all topics that are packed into this course. 
Once you have the Engineer Certification, learn about PA network design and implementation. Doing the right calculations before commissioning can save a great deal of time and money. We also configure devices using common engineering tools. 
Installer with Troubleshooting Course
Installer with Engineer
Course

System Designer
Course

Identical to the Installer course but with an extra half day of learning how to use test equipment effectively to troubleshoot common PROFIBUS faults. This is where your installer knowledge really gets put to the test! Easily our most popular course!
Fast-track your way to an Engineer certification by doing the Installer Certification on the first day and continuing with the Engineer Certification over the rest of the course. An intensive course, but also the best value for the time and money that is committed to it.
We look at the control system life cycle, the consideration of maintenance, choosing the right technology and components, network layout and design, high availability, redundancy, control system and network timing, safety and documentation and drawing standards. 
What else do you need to know? 

  • There is an exam at the end of each course to help attendees practise what they learnt.
  • There is no need to bring anything! Lunch, equipment and training materials are provided.
  • All scheduled courses are held at the IDX offices in Fourways, Johannesburg, but contact us if you need us to do special onsite training.
Bookings are essential. Please contact us to book your next course or if you need any more information. We look forward to seeing you in the next course!

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