An essential course for electrical engineers and technicians needing to upgrade their skills to include fieldbus installation, commissioning and maintenance. This two-day, hands-on course teaches the design, installation and testing of complete PROFIBUS networks including DP, PA and optical fibre technology. It covers in depth the practical techniques of faultfinding on 'operational' PROFIBUS networks.
Day 1 covers bus layout and termination, grounding rules and practices, the course will teach delegates how to avoid common, but potentially expensive, installation problems. The course provides theoretical and practical training in PROFIBUS network technology using a hands-on approach. The course finishes with multiple-choice and practical tests that ensure the competence of the trainees. Successful candidates will be awarded Certified PROFIBUS Installer status. The training provided by this course is an essential requirement for companies who are engaged in fieldbus installation. Certified PROFIBUS Installers are the first step to achieving reliable and trouble-free fieldbus systems. Click here for in-depth information including Learning Outcomes for the Certified PROFIBUS Installer element of this course.
Day 2 follows on to teach techniques including the use of a modern PROFIBUS analyser, Class 1 and Class 2 master functions (engineering tools such as ProfiTrace) to diagnose network faults, device faults and I/O problems. Students also learn how to use a soft digital storage oscilloscope in conjunction with these tools to diagnose and accurately locate cable, connection and device faults.
Since November 2013, most of the theory training has been converted to an on-line system with accompanying text book enabling trainees to get a much better understanding of the course content before arriving at the Training Centre. The textbook, "PROFIBUS in Practice - System Engineering, Troubleshooting and Maintenance", is posted to you after registration and is also available on Amazon.
Course Content - Certified Installer
Course Content - Commissioning & Maintenance
This is a practical course based around a working PROFIBUS network with operational devices. Each pair of students has a modern notebook computer with hardware and software for PROFIBUS device exercising and fault-finding. It covers:
2. Bus Analyser
3. Troubleshooting and Health Checking
4. Class 2 Master Services
5. PA Engineering Tools
A sample of comments from previous attendees:
PROFIBUS in Practice, installing PROFIBUS devices and cables
Published by Manchester Metropolitan University, this new textbook covers guidelines and good practice for installing PROFIBUS systems and is a valuable and portable reference for anyone who is involved in PROFIBUS systems design and installation.
After booking a place on one of MMU's Certified PROFIBUS Installer courses, students are posted a copy of the textbook which is used for preparation and revision.
Students that have already used the text book have reported that together with the preparatory on line study it has been of great assistance in helping them prepare for, and pass, the rather intensive full days training and examination.
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.