JCOM Automation’s principal engineer, James Powell, loves sharing his knowledge of industrial communications. When he is not out delivering training courses around the world or helping customers resolve their communications issues he can be found writing articles and books about industrial communications.

Catching the Process Fieldbus

In March 2009, James Powell, Principal Engineer and owner of JCOM Automation Inc., along with Dr. Henry Vandelinde, of Siemens, released an introductory-level book on PROFIBUS called ‘Catching the Process Fieldbus’. This book has been translated into German, Spanish and Chinese.

In 2015, they released the 2nd edition of this book to include PROFINET.

The pdf version of this book is available for free download after subscribing to our newsletter mailing list, see below.

If you would like to purchase a printed copy of this book please contact us.

Catching the process Fieldbus ebook

HART Communications Protocol: A Practical Guide

In 2020, James published ‘HART – A practical guide’.  This book is a practical guide on how to design, install and use HART for process automation.

This book is written for people who work with HART, and it will truly assist in making projects successful. The purpose of this guide is to look at the protocol from a practical point of view and show how to use it properly.

It is available, in English, in either a Kindle or paperback version.

Kindle version: buy from Amazon

Paperback book: buy from Amazon

HART Communication Protocol: A Practical Guide. Author: James Powell

Newsletter and Book Download

JCOM Automation Inc. produces a newsletter a few times a year updating our customers on upcoming training opportunities, interesting applications and new products. Please sign up here, and you can download a free copy of ‘Catching the Process Fieldbus – An Introduction to PROFIBUS and PROFINET,’ as our thank you.

The book is co-authored by our principal engineer and owner, James Powell.

Catching the process Fieldbus ebook
PROFIBUS Troubleshooting and Maintenance Course

We offer training courses

JCOM Automation Inc. offers high-quality, hands-on training. Our courses have a lot of labs, and we have all the latest equipment, including state of the art diagnostic equipment. We offer training on; PROFIBUS, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, Modbus RTU, and  HART. For a quote on a course, please contact us directly.

We are a certified training center for PROFIBUS PROFINET International for both PROFIBUS and PROFINET, which guarantees high-quality training.

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