JCOM Automation Inc. is first and foremost a training company. We offer specialized training for your company on; PROFIBUS, PROFINET, Ethernet IP, Modbus TCP, Modbus RTU, CAN, HART,  and Foundation Fieldbus. For a quote on a specialized course, please contact us directly.

We are a certified training center for PROFIBUS PROFINET International. We offer both certified and non-certified courses.

These  courses are held at various locations across Canada and can easily be done on-site as well. For on-site courses please contact us for more details and a quotation.

 

 

 

 

 

Currently we are offering the following course:

T001 PROFIBUS troubleshooting and Maintenance course (2 days)

T002 Certified PROFIBUS DP and PA Network Engineering class (4 days)

T003  Introduction to Modbus TCP, Ethernet IP and PROFINET  (2 days)

T004 Certified PROFINET Network Engineering class (4 days) 

T006 Certified PROFIBUS and PROFINET Installers course (1 day) (Call for information)

Class Schedule:

Course Date Location
T001 PROFIBUS Maintenance and troubleshooting (2 days) Nov.  13,14, 2018
Nov.  26,27, 2018
Nov.  28,29, 2018
April   2,3,  2019
April   15,16,  2019
Peterborough, Ontario
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Peterborough, Ontario
Calgary, Alberta
T003 Introduction to Modbus TCP, Ethernet IP and PROFINET (2 days) Nov. 15,16, 2018
April  4,5, 2019
April  17,18, 2019
Peterborough, Ontario
Peterborough, Ontario
Calgary, Alberta
T004 Certified PROFINET Network Engineering (4 days) Feb. 25-28, 2019
June 17-20, 2019
Sept. 23-26, 2019
Peterborough, Ontario
T002 Certified PROFIBUS DP/PA Network Engineering (4 days) Sept. 16-19, 2019 Peterborough, Ontario

Class size is limited so sign up early to avoid disappointment. To register, please contact JCOM Automation Inc.

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PROFIBUS troubleshooting and Maintenance course (2 days)

Having problems with your PROFIBUS network? Then this is the training class for you. Learn the skills you need to find and isolate problems fast. At the end of the training, you will be able to maintain, strategically isolate, analyze and solve problems in PROFIBUS installations. During the class you will learn and practice how to use the latest PROFIBUS Troubleshooting tools including the all-in-one troubleshooting tool ProfiTrace 2 with Scopeware, and permanent network monitor COMBRICK.

The workshop is designed for those who install and maintain PROFIBUS DP or PA installations. The class provides a mixture of theory and hands-on experience to give you the skill set you need, and the ability to put it into practice immediately. Attendees will learn how to analyze, localize and solve PROFIBUS problems. The theory covered includes details about cabling, shielding, and grounding. The practical hands-on examples show you how to use various tools to find and fix your problems fast.

At the end of this workshop, you will have an understanding of PROFIBUS concepts, components, and cabling, and be able to find, analyze and solve problems in PROFIBUS installations. You will also be able to understand and handle troubleshooting and maintenance tools, such as PROCENTEC’s ProfiTrace 2 with its built-in oscilloscope software – ScopeWare, and ProfiCaptain and COMBRICKS

Theory Topics Covered:

  • PROFIBUS DP
  • PROFIBUS PA
  • RS 485 and MBP
  • Cabling techniques
  • Grounding and shielding
  • DP/PA segment couplers, repeaters and OLMs
  • Fault finding strategies
  • Measurement tools

Additional modules for on-site courses:

  • Working with the Molex SST PROFIBUS master card
  • Troubleshooting 12 Meg. networks.

 Hands-on Exercises:

  • Fault finding on both DP and PA
  • Diagnostic messages

 Class Day Information:

  • Attendees will receive: course notes, writing materials and a certificate of participation.
  • Attendees will also receive a digital copy of ‘Catching the process fieldbus – An introduction to PROFIBUS and PROFINET’ co-written by the instructor James Powell
  • Class size is limited to a maximum of 12 people.

Instructor:

Your instructor for this course is James Powell, P.Eng. James has over 20 years of experience with PROFIBUS and has presented technical training in China, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, USA, Canada, UK, Germany and the Netherlands. He is a certified PROFIBUS DP, PA and PROFINET network engineer.

Cost: $1950 CAD per person plus tax

Dates and Locations:

See the schedule at the top of the page.

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Certified PROFIBUS DP/PA Network Engineering class (4 days)

How do I design a PROFIBUS network? How do I install it? How do I configure it? How would I troubleshoot it? If you are asking yourself these questions, then this course is for you!

This is an intense and detailed course on how to design, install, commission, and troubleshoot both a PROFIBUS DP and a PROFIBUS PA network. Besides discussing installation issues, it also gets right down to the protocol/packet level and includes detail information on the bus parameters.

Both the course and the instructor have been certified by PROFIBUS PROFINET International which guarantees a high quality of training. The course ends with both a written and practical test. Successful students will have their names listed on the PROFIBUS website as both a certified PROFIBUS DP and PROFIBUS PA network engineer.

Upon completion of this course, the student shall be able to:

  • Know how to design a PROFIBUS network
  • Know how to install and setup a PROFIBUS network
  • How to decode a PROFIBUS packet and understand how the protocol works
  • Understand the basic bus parameters
  • Know how to troubleshoot common and un-common problems.

 Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to PROFIBUS
  • Overview of PROFIBUS Components
    • Basic definitions
    • Different physical layers
  • PROFIBUS Design
    • Basics of DP/PA design
    • Lab: Design lab
  • PROFIBUS Advanced design
    • What else to consider
    • Proxy, gateways, and repeaters
    • Lab: Design exercise
  • Installation best practice
    • How to approach the installation
    • Grounding and wiring
    • Installation best practice
    • Lab: Wiring
  • Setting up a PROFIBUS Master
    • Setting up master
    • Difference between masters
    • Lab: setting up a master
  • Setting up a PA device
    • Profile standard
    • Overview of configuration software
    • Lab: setting up an instrument
  • PROFIBUS Theory
    • OSI 7-layer model
    • Startup cycle
    • Command structure
    • Bus parameters
  • Applying the theory
    • How to use the theory
  • PROFIBUS Device Diagnostics
    • Diagnostics via cyclic/acyclic
    • Recommended procedures
    • Lab: Device diagnostics
  • Troubleshooting common problems
    • Common problems
    • Lab: Using a bus monitor
    • Lab: Using permanent monitoring
    • Lab: Troubleshooting

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is highly recommended that the student has been introduced to PROFIBUS before.

Class Day Information:

  • Attendees will receive:  course notes, writing materials.
  • PROFIBUS Certification upon sucessfull completion of the examination.
  • Attendees will also receive a copy of ‘Catching the process fieldbus – An introduction to PROFIBUS and PROFINET’ co-written by the instructor James Powell
  • Class size is limited to a maximum of 8 people  (2 students per training rack).

Instructor:

Your instructor for this course is James Powell, P.Eng.  James has over 20 years of experience with PROFIBUS and has presented technical training in China, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, USA, Canada, UK, Germany and the Netherlands. He is a certified PROFIBUS DP, PA and PROFINET network engineer.

Cost: $2,995 USD per person for non PI Members, and $2,495 USD for PI Members

Dates and Locations:

See the schedule at the top of the page.

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Introduction to Modbus TCP, Ethernet IP and PROFINET (2 days)

Are you thinking about an Industrial Ethernet project? What do you need to watch out for? What is the difference between Modbus TCP, Ethernet/IP and PROFINET? How do you choose a good switch? How would you troubleshoot a network?

Learn the skills you need to implement a small system. Learn some of the ins-and-outs. At the end of the training, you will be able to implement a small system, know what you have to watch out for and have some idea on how to troubleshoot a network. This is a quick start for Industrial Ethernet!

Theory Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Industrial Ethernet
  • Ethernet Protocols
  • Introduction to Modbus TCP
  • Introduction to Ethernet/IP
  • Introduction to PROFINET
  • Physical layer and installation
  • Hubs, switches and routers
  • Fault finding strategies
  • Measurement tools (Wireshark)

 Hands-on Exercises:

  • IP addresses and ping
  • Wiring lab
  • Modbus TCP lab
  • Ethernet IP lab
  • PROFINET lab
  • Using Wireshark

 

Class Day Information:

  • Attendees will receive: course notes, writing materials and a certificate of participation.
  • Attendees will also receive a digital copy of ‘Catching the process fieldbus – An introduction to PROFIBUS and PROFINET’ co-written by the instructor James Powell
  • Class size is limited to a maximum of 12 people.

Instructor:

Your instructor for this course is James Powell, P.Eng.  James has over 20 years of experience with PROFIBUS and over 25 years with Industrial Ethernet and has presented technical training in China, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, USA, Canada, UK, Germany and the Netherlands. He is a certified PROFIBUS DP, PA and PROFINET network engineer.

Cost: $1950 CAD per person plus tax

Dates and Locations:

See the schedule at the top of the page.

Contact JCOM Today!

 

 

Certified PROFINET Network Engineers Class (4 days) 

How do I design a PROFINET network? How does it work?  How do I install it? How do I configure it? How would I troubleshoot it? If you are asking yourself these questions, then this course is for you!

This is an intense and detailed course on how to design, install, commission, and troubleshoot a PROFINET network. Besides discussing practical installation issues, it also gets right down to the protocol/packet level and includes detailed information on the bus parameters.

Both the course and the instructor have been certified by PROFIBUS PROFINET International which guarantees high quality training. The course ends with both a written and practical test. Successful students will have their names listed on the PROFINET website as a certified PROFINET Network Engineer.

Upon completion of this course, the student shall be able to:

  • Design a PROFINET network
  • Install and setup a PROFINET network
  • Decode a PROFINET packet and understand how the protocol works
  • Understand the basic bus parameters
  • Troubleshoot common and un-common problems.

Theory Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Industrial Ethernet
  • OSI 7-layer model
  • Ethernet Protocols
  • Hub, switches, routers and firewalls
  • Redundancy
  • Network design
  • Security
  • Physical layer and installation
  • Device model and Profiles
  • Setting up a PROFINET project
  • IRT
  • PROFINET Theory
  • Acyclic communications
  • Diagnostic model
  • Fault finding strategies
  • Measurement tools (Wireshark)

 

Hands-on Exercises:

  • IP addresses and ping
  • Wiring lab
  • Setting up a switch
  • Configuring a PROFINET network
  • Diagnostics lab
  • Using Wireshark and other troubleshooting tools

Class Day Information:

  • Attendees will receive: all course notes, writing materials and a certificate (if they pass the final test)
  • Attendees will receive a digital copy of ‘Catching the process fieldbus – An introduction to PROFIBUS and PROFINET’ co-written by the instructor James Powell
  • Attendees will receive a hard copy of Industrial communication with PROFINET by Manfred Popp
  • Class size is limited to a maximum of 8 people to ensure maximum exposure to the training equipment

 

Training Equipment:

  • IO-Controller is Codesys software running on a Raspberry PI. This is using IEC 61131-3 standard programming which makes it perfect for teaching general concepts without getting confused with proprietary software.
  • IO-Devices include Helmholz TB-20 IO rack, Wago IO rack, Helmholz 4 port managed switch
  • Permanent monitoring system is Atlas by PROCENTEC
  • IO-Supervisor/Monitor is Netilities by PROCENTEC
  • Protocol Analyzer is Wireshark
  • Ethernet cable tester

 Instructor:

Your instructor for this course is James Powell, P.Eng.  James has over 20 years of experience with PROFIBUS and over 25 years with Industrial Ethernet and has presented technical training in China, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, USA, Canada, UK, Germany and the Netherlands. He is a certified PROFIBUS DP, PA and PROFINET network engineer.

Cost: $2,995 USD per person for non PI Members, and $2,495 USD for PI Members

Dates and Locations:

See the schedule at the top of the page.

This course is currently being certified an should be ready by November/December of this year!

Contact JCOM Today!