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Siemens Profibus

Training Target Group

This course is designed for engineers who would like to develop their knowledge on Profibus industrial fieldbus network and through this knowledge be able to configure and analyse Profibus networks.

Training (Pre) Knowledge

A general knowledge of HMI, PLC and network systems is advantageous but not essential. A good working experience with a PC in combination with Microsoft Windows is required.

Training Global Contents

During this course, an overview will be given of Profibus development, past history, philosophy, different important notions, characteristics and use. Notions like Profibus-DP and Profibus-FMS will be explained through representative example exercises.

Training Methods

ATS courses are given by highly qualified trainers, with practical knowledge, in professional ATS training centres or On-Site. Prior to the course an intake conversation can take place to define the participant(s) and the company's requirements. Presentations (theory and examples) as well as practical exercises bring the courses to life. ATS courses are interactive, the trainer will always make sure the training contents link back to your situation.

Training Specific Contents

  • Profibus as open fieldbus system – relationship to the ISO/OSI model
  • Transmission medium: RS485, fibre-glass and/or IEC 1158-2 technology
  • Physical characteristics and installation details
  • Profibus services: FDL, DP, FMS and PA
  • Data link functions: SDA, SRD, SDN and CSRD
  • Token passing principle: TTH, TTR, TRR parameters…
  • Addressing: Profibus address (FDL) and Service Access Point (SAP)
  • Active versus passive Profibus partners
  • FMS service details:
      - Client server model
      - Virtual Field Device (VFD)
      - Object dictionary (OD)
      - Communication Relations List (CRL)
      - Standard and user defined data types
  • DP service details:
      - Master slave model
      - Remote I/O system: distributed peripheral
      - Multi-DP sub-network on one cable
  • Configuration software: Siemens COM-Profibus, Siemens STEP 7, SST-Profibus configuration tool


If a complete group of participants is interested in a specific Profibus application, the course contents can be adapted accordingly with agreement of the customer. If customers are normally working with specific Profibus products this will be taken into account while practising through exercises.



Siemens Profibus: Price

1305 (USD excl. VAT / per person)

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