Good quality PROFIBUS 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 mistakes 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 technology 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 lifecycle costs etc.
This 3-day course is aimed at anyone who is dealing with the design, specification 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.
The course is aimed at the professional engineer level and a basic familiarity with control system terminology and the ability to perform simple engineering calculations is assumed. Attendees must have previously attended the one-day Certified PROFIBUS Installer course. For those that have not previously taken the Installer course, this can be taken together with the System design course as a 4-day option.
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 is applicable to all sectors of industry from factory automation to process control. Examples and case-studies used on the course are from a wide range of industries including manufacturing, process plant water-treatment, materials handling and automated part sorting storage and retrieval.One of the aims of the course is to cover the design of modern control systems that are maintainable and which minimise the impact of control system and network failures which will inevitably occur during the life time of the plant. The aim is to minimise the footprint of failures in terms of restricting the extent of the effects of failures and also the time to locate and repair faults.
Certified PROFIBUS Installer and Certified PROFIBUS System Design courses are being delivered by Verwer Training & Consultancy in Manchester at Endress+Hauser's training facility at M23 9NF. Contact Sophie Cotton at E+H Manchester to book a place. Courses are also available on-site for between 6 and 12 people (contact Enquiries@VerwerTraining.com)
Bookings can be made by contacting Sophie Cotton, E+H's Training & Events Coordinator, tel: +44 (0)161 286 5193, Email: Sophie.Cotton@uk.endress.com. Alternatively drop an email to Enquiries@VerwerTraining.com).Verwer Training and Consultancy Ltd