Industrial Networking

Introduction to Industrial networking

  • Introduction to Industrial networking
  • Basic network knowledge, supported by demonstrations and practical assignments;
  • Data communication and networking used in plants
  • Serial connections: RS232/RS422/RS485
  • Sensor and Control-level Networks
  • Introduction to network equipment, Routing, Switching

Introduction to commonly used networking protocols – Fieldbus, Profibus, Modbus, Ethernet, Control Net, HART Communication

  • OSI model
  • Available networks (Master/Slave, Client/Server and producer/Consumer)
  • Communication relations (Point to Point, Multicast and Broadcast)
  • Transmission media (Cables, Wireless)
  • Network Standards

Practical Sessions on Modbus and Profibus protocols

  • Transmission medium
  • Physical characteristics and installation details
  • Data link functions
  • Addressing
  • Master Slave Mode
  • Remote I/O System
  • Sharing / Accessing Data on network


  • Common symptoms, problems and solutions
  • How to quickly identify likely causes
  • Communications issues
  • Grounding/shielding/noise