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An internationally accredited in-depth 3-day course covering PROFINET network operation, design, and commissioning.
This course is designed for everyone who wants to know the theoretical and practical aspects of PROFINET, for example:
• Advisors and consultants,
• System integrators,
• Project leaders,
• Hardware engineers,
• Suppliers, and
Those who pass the written examination and practical test will gain a valuable and internationally recognised certificate of their competence to design and trouble-shoot PROFINET networks.
This is an in-depth course that teaches the details of what goes on in a PROFINET network. It incorporates the Certified PROFINET Installer Course in the first day. You will learn about the telegrams that pass between PROFINET devices, how the network is configured and started up, how the network deals with conflicts and other errors. You will learn how to use PROFINET tools to capture and interpret telegrams and quickly locate a wide range of conflicts and faults. You will see first hand the effects of failed devices, wiring and layout faults, and configuration errors, etc.
Students on the course work in pairs, each with a laptop PC running PROFINET applications and freely available analysing software, Wireshark. In addition each pair has a dedicated rack of PROFINET devices.
Because this certification is recognised worldwide as a mark of quality training, the course test is not trivial. However, the instructor will provide you with all the information and practice that you need to pass the examinations. You will also get plenty of hands-on practice with the analyser and other tools to help you through the practical test. A small percentage of delegates will unfortunately fail to achieve a pass grade; however we will provide the opportunity to retake the failed tests at a later date, free of charge.
The first day is the Certified PROFINET Installer Course. The whole course covers:
• Current PROFIBUS situation
• Why PROFINET?
• Application areas of PROFINET
• Device types
• RT and IRT
• IO and CBA
• Performance and cycle times
• Configuration steps
• GSD files
• Access method
• Frame structure
• MAC and TCP/IP addresses
• Cabling guidelines for 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps
• Cable types
• MLT-3 and 4B/5B coding
• Fibre Optic
• Setting Device Names and IP addresses
• Send cycles
• Hardware and software of a device
• Certification of devices
• Available tools
• PROFINET versus other Ethernet systems
• Cost comparison between PROFINET and PROFIBUS
• Peek in the future
• Assembling connectors
• Testing cables
• Configuring switches
• Analysing messages
• Configuring a PROFINET installation
• Integrating a PROFIBUS segment