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Industrial Data Networks


This course provides an insight in the variety of networks that can be applied in an industrial automation system, modification methods to optimize production, network specifications and how to react appropriately to errors and alarms. The course discusses possible causes for a network not functioning properly, such as poor design or poor installation. Industrial data networks are crucial for a total automation solution; it is in fact the backbone of production continuity.

The complexity of data communication, but also the user demands, has lead to a wide variety of industrial networks. Many companies have chosen for different network systems throughout different hierarchical layers within the organisation. This course covers the most common networks that can be found per layer, such as sensors/actuators, buses, fieldbuses and local networks (LAN).

Target Group

This course has been designed for people who need to design, install, control (fault finding, security, configuration and performance) and modify industrial data networks. This training is the bases for becoming a good designer (further training is required to achieve this) and covers installation, control and modification techniques.

(Pre) Knowledge

In addition to general experience with industrial automation systems, participants should have basic electro technical skills as well as MS Windows.

Global Contents

All skills required to install, modify and maintain network components will be addressed. Installation topics include cabling (installing and separating), mounting connectors, etc. This course covers the various skills required to maintain a data network such as protocol analysis, network configuration tools and diagnostics tools.


Each network follows the following training cycle:

  • Network introduction
  • Basic network knowledge, supported by demonstrations and practical assignments;
  • Orientation skills;
  • Practical skills.

This cycle doesn’t count for the general introduction.

Specific Contents

  • Introduction industrial data networks
  • Serial connections: RS232/RS422/RS485
  • Profibus / AS-I bus
  • Devicenet / ControlNet
  • Modbus and ModbusTCP
  • Foundation fieldbus and HART
  • Industrial Ethernet


You can accentuate your personal preference by indicating the networks you are using in your applications prior to the course. The course can then be modified to suit your needs.



Industrial Data Networks: Price

1740 (USD excl. VAT / per person)

Industrial Data Networks: Training Seats - USA

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Industrial Data Networks: Training Seats - International

flag 5-8 June 2018
Melbourne (AU) Registration
flag 3 t/m 6 juli
Dalfsen (NL) Registration
flag 21-24 August 2018
Brisbane (AU) Registration
flag 4 t/m 7 september
Haarlem (NL) Registration
flag 30 oktober t/m 2 november
Dalfsen (NL) Registration
flag 13-16 November 2018
Melbourne (AU) Registration
flag 4 t/m 7 december
Weert (NL) Registration

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