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UK Certified PROFIBUS System Design course

Icon Written by Andy Verwer on 7 February 2015 – 6:23 pm

The long awaited accreditation of the PROFIBUS System Design course is now completed. This two-day course has now been accredited by the UK PROFIBUS Group and is recognized by many companies as the minimum requirement for PROFIBUS system designers and those that are associated with PROFIBUS system specification, design and procurement at a technical level.

Favorable Euro exchange means lower Procentec prices for the UK

Icon Written by Andy Verwer on 4 February 2015 – 10:12 am

The increasing strength of the British pound means that the prices of VTC’s Procentec products has decreased for the second month in a row. Our Procentec products are now 4½% lower than just before Christmas and 11½% lower than a year ago.

Netilities 1.5.4 released

Icon Written by Andy Verwer on 16 January 2015 – 9:10 pm

Procentec have just released the latest version of their Netilities PROFINET tool. The latest version incorporates the decoding and display of PROFINET Alarm messages. These are also incorporated in the Netilities report.

Training dates for Endress+Hauser

Icon Written by Andy Verwer on 9 January 2015 – 3:18 pm

Dates have now been finalised for our forthcoming training courses at Endress+Hauser’s new training centre in Wythenshawe, Manchester. Please note that the dates have changed slightly from those previously published.

ProfiSwitch X5 – 5 Channel Customizable Baudrate Hub

Icon Written by Andy Verwer on 30 December 2014 – 10:18 am

The new ProfiSwitch X5 outclasses all existing repeaters and hubs in the PROFIBUS market. This transparent hub has the ability to use different bit rate on each channel.  Normally, the transmission speed is fixed and becomes an obstacle when PROFIBUS segments require their individual speed setting because of design requirements or bug fixing.

Certified PROFINET training

Icon Written by Andy Verwer on 1 December 2014 – 9:00 am

VTC has extended its accreditation with PI to cover Certified PROFINET Engineer training. We are therefore able to offer fully certified on-site PROFINET training with the same practical, hands-on approach used for delivering our well-known PROFIBUS courses. Please see the Certified PROFINET Engineer page.

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New – ProfiHub B5+RD Diagnostic repeater with redundancy

Icon Written by Andy Verwer on 16 July 2014 – 8:10 pm

PROCENTEC are launching a brand-new product known as the ProfiHub B5+RD. This is the first ProfiHub that comes with a built-in PROFIBUS DP slave functionality which can forward diagnostic data directly to your PLC.

NEW – Transparent PROFIBUS PA link for 12 Mbit/s

Icon Written by Andy Verwer on 3 January 2014 – 11:12 am

PROCENTEC’s transparent PROFIBUS PA link/coupler enables seamless high speed integration to PROFIBUS PA. It powers the attached devices and fully emulates all PA devices as DP devices on the PROFIBUS DP side. It does not require adjusted busparameters and is therefore suitable for all DCS and PLC systems, even ones running on 12 Mbps.

Successful Australia PROFIBUS training trip

Icon Written by Andy Verwer on 11 December 2013 – 8:39 pm

The recent VTC training trip to Brisbane and Perth Australia saw 42 new Certified PROFIBUS Installers and 16 new Certified PROFIBUS Engineers qualified.

VTC are presenting at Sensors & Instrumentation, NEC, Wednesday 29 September

Icon Written by Andy Verwer on 20 September 2013 – 4:15 pm

The PROFIBUS Group are at the Sensors & Instrumentation exibition which is being held at the National, Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, on 25 & 26 September. Andy Verwer will be presenting a seminar at this exhibition at 3:00pm on Wednesday 25.