Training (Cities, Classes Added)

In North America, additional cities have been confirmed for no-charge PROFINET one-day training classes and additional Certified Network Engineer classes are announced. Free PROFIBUS and PROFINET training is coming to the UK. PI Australia formalizes its Automation Innovation Summit. In Germany IO-Link, PROFIBUS, and PROFIsafe training is scheduled.

PROFIsafe training in Germany

(in the English language)

There are three different training classes being offered specifically for PROFIsafe Designer Certification in 2016. All three take place in Karlsruhe/Germany.

PROFIsafe has an installed base of over 4 million nodes with huge growth in recent years. The workshop is aimed at users, planners, systems integrators and original equipment and component manufacturers.

  1. PROFIsafe Certified Designer Training Course (English language), March 1 – 3, 2016
  2. PROFIsafe Certified Designer Refresher Seminar (English language), October 6, 2016
  3. PROFIsafe Certified Designer Training Course (English language), October 11 – 13, 2016

The quality of PROFIsafe products and systems depends on the quality of the know-how of the development teams and on the deployed methods and procedures. The responsible PI working groups, in cooperation with TÜV, developed a Certified Designer Training Course (March 1-3; October 11-13), which is available to all employees in charge of PROFIsafe and safety. The Refresher Seminar (October 6) is targeted toward existing Certified Designers needing an update within 3 years to prolong their certificate according to the PROFIsafe policy.

PROFIBUS and PROFINET free training in UK

Practical Aspects of PROFIBUS and PROFINET (and IO-Link) – Feb 25, 2016 in Coventry

Back by popular demand, this free-to-attend seminar addresses the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing and process industry applications.

Details and Registration

North America PROFINET no-charge classes

San Diego, CA Feb 2
New Orleans, LA Feb 18
Silicon Valley, CA Mar 1
Kansas City, MO Mar 15
Greenville, SC Mar 29
Oklahoma City, OK Apr 12
Portland, OR Apr 26
Philadelphia, PA May 10
Cleveland, OH Jun 7
Milwaukee, WI Jun 22
Boston, MA Sep 1
Detroit, MI Oct 6
Nashville, TN Wk 43
Cincinnati, OH Nov 3
Houston, TX Wk 47
Jacksonville, FL Wk 49

For North American Certified Network Engineer classes visit this training page.

PI Australia Automation Innovation Summit

During the combined 2016 PROFIBUS and PROFINET Global Forum and Automation Innovation Summit, PI Australia will aim to create an understanding of industrial network technology as an integral support tool for innovation in automated systems, and as an avenue for revitalizing Australia’s mature industries and raise productivity output.

We will reveal the innovation potentials for industries such as manufacturing, food and beverage and mining that have long existed, but needed the right tools and thinking to yield improved productivity outcomes. May 25 in Sydney, Australia

For details visit PI Australia

IO-Link training in Germany

Dates have been set for the first two user workshops of the IO-Link member community in 2016. Interested parties will receive comprehensive insight into the IO-Link technology in Germany on March 3 in Bad Rappenau and on June 23 in Essen.


PROFIBUS training in Germany

ABB Workshop Z2160 – PROFIBUS made easy
Dates (1-day):

  • Tuesday,   April, 19, 2016 in Leipzig, Germany
  • Thursday, April, 21, 2016 in Ratingen (near Düsseldorf), Germany

Workshop language: German!
The workshop teaches you PROFIBUS in theory and in practice from the field device to the controller. You will learn the basics of PROFIBUS so that the design, calculation and commissioning of a bus system is no longer a challenge. In practical exercises you will learn by your own to select the right PROFIBUS network components and to calculate the bus topology. Another focus is the collective start up of a small PROFIBUS application: from the physical build-up via the bus diagnostics, parameterization of a field device up to the integration into an ABB control system.

The workshop is intended for decision makers, planning and project engineers, commissioning engineers, and service staff. Prerequisites are knowledge of basic process measuring and control technology.


  • PROFIBUS DP and PA basics*
  • Network component selection
  • Layout calculation (Physics and cycle times)
  • Build-up a small network including bus diagnostics
  • Device parameterization via DTM
  • Integration of a field device into an ABB controller (Freelance) up to the visualization

* PROFINET is not part of the workshop

Link to register