PROFIBUS Commissioning & Maintenance course (VTC)
At Endress+Hauser training facility, Manchester M23 9NF. Also available on-site for groups of 6 to 12 people.
19.09.2017, 24.10.2017
United Kingdom

This course is a one-day addition to the Certified PROFIBUS Installer course. It provides hands-on, practical experience in health checking, fault finding & location, device bench testing and performance monitoring of complex PROFIBUS DP and PA systems.

Attendees build on the knowledge gained in the Installer training to learn how to use modern protocol analysis and waveform visualisation tools to explore the performance and characteristics of a real working PROFIBUS system. Attendees work in pairs using a laptop computer with modern analyser and other tools to explore the symptoms and diagnose various types of fault on a working system. The details of the PROFIBUS protocol are not covered in this course (these are covered in the Engineer course), but this training will provide attendees with the practical skills and confidence to perform health checks on their own systems and to systematically diagnose problems.

Course content includes the hands-on configuration of DP and PA devices and use of a Class-1 master to exercise and test slave devices. An overview of GSD files and the associated features and possible problems. The use of a modern PROFIBUS analyser and waveform visualisation tools to diagnose and locate a wide range of wiring, connection and configuration problems. The use of modern network monitoring equipment that can provide automatic 24/7 health checking and remote notification and reporting.

This course is actually the first day of the Certified PROFIBUS Engineer course, but provides a practical introduction to fault finding and heath checking that will allow most technicians to health check and trouble shoot on their own networks. Those that require more in-depth knowledge are encouraged to extend the training with the full Certified PROFIBUS Engineer course.


Certified PROFIBUS Installer, PROFIBUS Commissioning & Maintenance and Certified PROFIBUS Engineer courses are being delivered by Verwer Training & Consultancy in Manchester at Endress+Hauser's training facility at M23 9NF. Contact Sophe Cotton at E+H Manchester to book a place. Courses are also available on-site for between 6 and 12 people (contact

Comments received from previous attendees

  • “Very practical course, I am sure the techniques that were taught will be useful.”
  • “All I’ve got to do now is convince my company to buy me a ProfiTrace kit!”
  • “The course was excellent, you are a great teacher Andy”
  • “Thank you. Our engineering team have really benefitted from your experience and teaching”
  • “Great course, the extra half-day on our plant was the icing on the cake.”


Registration and booking

Bookings can be made by contacting Sophie Cotton, E+H's Training & Events Coordinator, tel: +44 (0)161 286 5193, Email: Alternatively drop an email to

Verwer Training and Consultancy Ltd
Poynton, Stockport, Cheshire
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1625 871199
+44 (0)7732 625584



Verwer Training and Consultancy Ltd
5 Barclay Road
SK12 1YY Poynton, Stockport
United Kingdom
00 44 1625 871199
+44 1612476326
By: Andy Verwer