An intense course with advance textbook and online preparation covering the optimal design of networked automation and control systems. Centred on PROFIBUS technology, but also covering the use of PROFINET, AS-i, HART, 4-20 mA and IO-Link technologies.
The long awaited accreditation of the PROFIBUS System Design course is now completed. This course has now been accredited by PI and is already recognised by many companies as the minimum requirement for PROFIBUS system designers and those that are associated with PROFIBUS system specification, design and procurement at a technical level.
The course features a substantial amount of on-line tuition and exams together with a practical design project, all intended to be undertaken over the 2 weeks preceding actual attendance at the Training Centre.
A final Contact Day is dedicated to the actual Certified PROFIBUS System Design part of the course, covering assessment of the Design Project and further tuition followed by final exams.
The need for this course
Good quality PROFIBUS, PROFINET and AS-i training has been widely available for installers, maintenance technicians and engineers for many years. Unfortunately, key decision makers – managers, system designers and system integrators are quite often less well trained than others who are involved in the engineering. Many of the errors that can be seen in installations are traceable to fundamental decisions that were taken at the early stages of the project. For example, use of inappropriate fieldbus for an application, lack of awareness of maintenance and fault-finding facilities, over-complex or inappropriate system architecture, design decisions based on equipment purchasing cost rather than whole life-cycle costs, etc.
Who should attend?
This course is aimed at anyone who is dealing with the specification, design or procurement of modern automation and control systems at the engineering or technical level. The course is also suitable for device manufacturers, system integrators and technical sales/marketing people who want to know the best way to put systems together. Certified PROFIBUS Installer and attendance of the Commissioning & Maintenance course are pre-requisite to taking this course.
What does the course cover?
The course provides a top-down approach to designing a modern automation and control system and helps managers and designers to make the correct decisions from the project beginning. The course covers the optimal use of networking and communications systems including PROFINET, PROFIBUS DP and PA, AS-i, and IO-Link.
The PROFIBUS System Design Course is an intense course, leading to a valuable professional qualification.
Whilst there is only 1 day of actual classroom work, there is a large element of on-line work and a textbook to be studied as an essential part of the course, requiring at least 2 hours dedicated work per day over the 2 weeks before the classroom sessions.
After the initial reading and online study, trainees are required to submit a PROFIBUS network design for a chosen application with network layout drawing and calculations. Students need to allow about 2 hours a day over a period of at least 4 days to think about their application, gather relevant information and plan their PROFIBUS network.
The online questions need at least one day to complete.
People booking themselves or others onto this course need to plan well in advance to ensure that sufficient time is allocated for the student(s) to complete the online studies, questions and design example along with all the documents and calculations required for the Certified Designers qualification.
It is recommended that a student’s first sign-on to the on-line training module should be completed no less than 2 weeks before the date of the course.
Company Management and Training Departments are expected to support their employees in gaining this valuable professional qualification by providing sufficient study time in their work schedules to complete their on-line and textbook studies, questions and design example.
This course is also available for delivery on-site for groups of 6 or more. Please contact Ann on +440 207 193 8018 to discuss arrangements.