PROFIBUS is the world market leader in Fieldbus technology. For many years, PROFIBUS development has continued with undiminished enthusiasm and energy. Designed and produced by the combined efforts of many of the field’s top development engineers, PROFIBUS is renowned for its stability and reliability when properly installed. However, poor installation and non-adherence to the installation guidelines account for the vast majority of the PROFIBUS problems.
The PROFIBUS International Certified Installers Course is a 1½ day, hands-on, practical training course targeted at individuals with little or no previous PROFIBUS experience. It is an excellent way to ensure that your staff is competently trained to install and maintain a faultless network, thereby avoiding and minimizing downtime.
Further than this, and following the lead of other countries more and more end users are requiring installations done by certified people to guarantee a certian level of technical competence
The PROFIBUS Certified Installers Course uses international training material and is an internationally recognized certification. The course focuses on providing attendees with the knowledge to ensure that PROFIBUS network installation is performed to the highest standards and avoid common installation errors. The course provides an overview of PROFIBUS network operation and characteristics, covering the theory, practice and common pitfalls of PROFIBUS DP and PA installation.
Using the demonstration boards developed by the Competence Centre which integrate a wide range of standard industrial devices, the student is taken through the basics of topology and wiring an active network through to using diagnostic tools to detect and correct installation faults.
(For a more detailed look at Troubleshooting and Maintenance of DP networks, please see our Troubleshooting and Maintenance course)
Every student is required to demonstrate their new found competence by passing both a practical and multiple-choice theory test. Attendees that do not pass the examination may undertake a single second attempt on a date organized with the PCC.
Although the Installer's course is aimed at technical personnel who have not worked with PROFIBUS before, we have found it necessary to introduce a guideline for prospective attendees. It is most beneficial if the attendee has a technical qualification or good experience with or understanding of digital communications systems. Occasional exposure to cabling PROFIBUS networks has been found to be insufficient in preparing potential candidates. Therefore, as a guideline, potential candidates must:
- Have a good command of the English language.
- Understand the basics of digital communications and what it entails.
- Be able to quickly understand and interpret technical ideas and systems.
While the PCC makes every effort to aid attendees in understanding the subject matter and associated concepts, the course time is limited and therefore the PCC cannot be held responsible for attendees that fail to cope with the material covered.
The course cost is R5 000 (excl. VAT) although 15% reduction is offered to all organizations that are part of the Southern African Regional PROFIBUS Association (RPA). For more information on joining the Southern African RPA contact Carin Barnard 27 (12) 244 3003.
Due to the technical nature of the course and our desire to see a maximum pass rate, training groups may not exceed 8 people.
The Johannesburg based course will be run from the the IDXOnline offices in Fourways. Directions accompany the application form. Onsite training is available on request. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org