Where can you find resources to learn when in-person training is not possible? It’s not a new question –even before the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a strong desire from individuals, for whatever reason, unable or unwilling to travel for hands-on PROFIBUS or PROFINET training.
What follows is a recap of resources you can use to educate yourself until travel becomes easier again.
Technology Specific Resources
The main Technology page on the PI website contains ten subsites:
- Industrie 4.0
- PROFIdrive & Encoder
The PI North America hosts a number of readable (White Papers, etc.) and watchable (Webinars) resources.
With video being one of the most effective forms of media, two YouTube channels are available for perusal.
- ProfiTelevision – the official PI YouTube channel
- MinutePROFINET – short format videos quickly explaining a specific topic
Specifications and Documentation
If you’re already fairly advanced in your PROFIBUS or PROFINET knowledge, or are a device manufacturer searching for specifications, then the Download section on the PI website is comprehensive.
- Download Section – Files range from simple forms to executables to help you engineer and commission PROFIBUS and PROFINET devices. Much of it is free, although some files require joining PI for access.