JCOM Automation Inc.

JCOM Automation is your Industrial Communications training and solutions partner in Canada. We are located in beautiful Peterborough, Ontario, Canada:

JCOM Automation Inc.
1115 Whitefield Dr.
Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 7P4



About JCOM Automation Inc.

JCOM Automation started out in 2015 as an industrial communications consulting company and a distributor for PROCENTEC. It has since grown to include products from Helmholz, and Thorsis Technologies, and a full range of industrial communication training courses.

JCOM Automation Inc. holds a Certificate of Authorization granted by Professional Engineers of Ontario #100507380.

JCOM is a member of PROFIBUS and PROFINET International and is a PROFIBUS PROFINET International Training Center (PITC), and Competence center (PICC) for both PROFIBUS and PROFINET.

JCOM’s principal engineer and owner is James Powell, P.Eng.. He has extensive knowledge of common industrial networks and in depth experience with protocols including; PROFIBUS, PROFINET, Modbus, Modbus TCP, Ethernet/IP, HART and CAN. He is a certified PROFIBUS DP, PA and PROFINET Network engineer. He has over 27 years experience in application design and research, as well as many years of field experience. He has published articles in ISA technical papers, Verfahrens Technik, Electo Industria, PROFIBUS newsletter, and Control Engineering.

James has troubleshot many PROFIBUS networks and has conducted technical training classes around the world. He opened the first certified PROFIBUS training center in Canada in 2011 and is a certified trainer for PROFIBUS DP/PA, and PROFINET.

In March 2009, James along with Dr. Henry Vandelinde, of Siemens, released an introductory level book on PROFIBUS called ‘Catching the Process Feidlbus’. This book has been then translated into German, Spanish and Chinese. In 2015, they released the 2nd edition of this book that expanded it to include PROFINET.

In November of 2019, James will be release his second book called ‘HART – A practical guide’.




About Helmholz

Helmholz offers a comprehensive range of components and systems for automation: At Helmholz you will find sophisticated products for your automation projects ranging from decentralized I/O systems through switches and repeaters, gateways and firewalls to integrated remote maintenance solutions. German quality with North American ease of use. For more information on their products please see their website at:


About Thorsis Technologies GmbH

Thorsis Technologies makes excellent automation equipment. You may know them through their previous name of IFAK Systems. They have a great line of HART interfaces and make a very easy to use gateway.



PROCENTEC is a specialist in PROFIBUS and PROFINET technology and develops products to optimize the production processes of end users. Our innovative solutions ensure that our customers successfully operate in the world of industrial automation and enjoy maximum results from their process.

PROCENTEC globally supplies all the components required to install a measurable and controllable network. Our products measure, signal and connect the various elements of a process installation and ensure it runs optimally. We develop and produce all products in the Netherlands and export them through our worldwide distribution network.

We believe that it is important to communicate with our customers, partners, distributors and suppliers in a transparent and decent way. We are empathetic, truly interested and passionate in everything we do. Quality, continuity, service and sustainability are essential to us. That enables us to provide our customers with groundbreaking and tailor made solutions.


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