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IDX Industrial Data Xchange

Sean Ogborne

1 Weaver Street, Fourways

2055 Johannesburg

South Africa

Phone: +27 11 648 9960

Fax: +27 11 465 8890

Email: seano(at)idx.co(dot)za

Web: www.profibuscentre.co.za

Competence Areas
  • PROFIBUS
  • PROFIBUS PA
  • PROFIdrive
  • PROFIsafe
  • PROFINET
  • PROFINET PA
  • PROFIdrive
  • PROFIsafe
Profile

Demo-systems:
All demonstration/training units are designed for mobility. The initial configurations are:

  • 9 PROFIBUS DP/PA rigs used for certified installer and engineer training
  • 3 PA Rigs used for PA Engineers Course
  • Vertical demo rig used for shows and demos

Special experience:
Supplier of PROFIBUS testers and analysers, PROFIBUS interfaces and gateway, OPC servers, clients and customer development solutions.

Training, workshops, seminars:

  • OPC and PROFIBUS courses since 2001
  • PROFINET courses since 2011
  • SAIMC Technical Evening Presentations
  • Breakfast events
  • Certified courses
  • Workshops on PA and PROFINET, PROFIBUS to PROFINET Migration, PROFINET and PROFIBUS fault-finding - methodology and tools, FDT/DTM, Connecting between Fieldbuses and Industrial Ethernet Systems
  • Training schedule available here: http://idx.co.za/Default.aspx?tabid=396

Special services:

  • Audit of PROFIBUS and PROFINET installations
  • Development of PROFIBUS software drivers, including OPC servers
  • Development of gateways from legacy systems (eg StarNet HDLC) to PROFIBUS
  • Design assistance and testing of PROFIBUS interfaces
  • Design and testing of gateways between PROFIBUS and other field-buses and Ethernet protocols
Available experts
  • Kyle Roos (kyler(at)idx.co(dot)za):

    • PROFIBUS
    • PROFIBUS PA
    • PROFIdrive
    • PROFIsafe
    • PROFINET
    • PROFINET PA
    • PROFIdrive
    • PROFIsafe
  • Ryan Coetzee (ryanc(at)idx.co(dot)za):

    • PROFIBUS
    • PROFIBUS PA
    • PROFIdrive
    • PROFIsafe
    • PROFINET
    • PROFINET PA
    • PROFIdrive
    • PROFIsafe
  • Alex Thalmann (alext(at)idx.co(dot)za):

    • PROFIBUS
    • PROFIBUS PA
    • PROFIdrive
    • PROFIsafe
    • PROFINET
    • PROFINET PA
    • PROFIdrive
    • PROFIsafe
  • Tzu-Chieh (Jackson) Kao (jacksonk(at)idx.co(dot)za):

    • PROFIBUS
    • PROFIBUS PA
    • PROFIdrive
    • PROFIsafe
    • PROFINET
    • PROFINET PA
    • PROFIdrive
    • PROFIsafe
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Our well-known PI technologies

PROFIBUS is a standardized, open, digital communications system for all areas of application in manufacturing and process automation.

PROFINET is the innovative open standard for Industrial Ethernet. It satisfies all requirements of automation technology.

IO-LINK is an independent sensor / actuator interface solution for use with with all automation technologies.