Actuator Sensor-Interface (AS-i) Training

Course duration: 1 day


Course Overview

The IDX Academy offers stand-alone AS-i training. For many years, AS-i training has been a supplement to the Certified PROFIBUS Installer Course and now, due to popular demand, the IDX Academy has formalised a one-day course on AS-i.


This course provides you with both therocial and practical nowledge of AS-i. It also deals with the gateways to both PROFIBUS and PROFINET and provides the necessary fundamental fieldbus knowledge on AS-i. In the practical section you will connect the AS-Interface components to an AS-Interface network, and configure these with the help of software. The practical exercises will reinforce the theory.


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Course Outline


AS-Interface Training


The course begins with an introduction to AS-interface: where does it fit and when to choose it. Attendees discover the various topology options and network structures. The course then covers how power and data are transmitted and how the masters and slaves interact with each other. The environments in which ASi is implemented with regards to dangerous movements, explosion protection and environmental conditions (noise, etc) are also covered.


CoolThe training covers the features, benefits and limitations of ASi as well as some safety considerations. Course attendees then learn how AS-i can be incorporated into higher-level network structures such as PROFIBUS.


The course then covers how the AS-i slave is coupled to sensors and actuators, and at the same time, the attendees will be introduced to how the AS-i masterworks. The course will cover the transmission phases for controlling data exchange, start-up procedures and addressing.


On the practical side, the IDX Academy has developed demonstration boards where attendees will get the opportunity to build a small AS-i network, giving them hands-on experience on installing AS-i devices. Trainees will also use handheld tools to change slave addresses and read and write values. They will also be allowed to get the devices into data exchange through some fault finding.




The attendee will receive a certificate of attendance on completing the course. 




There are no formal requirements however as a guideline, potential candidates should: Have a good command of the English language Have some experience with operational, industrial systems. Exposure to and understanding of the basics of digital communications is advantageous.




Due to the technical nature of the course and our desire to see a maximum pass rate, training groups may not be greater than 8 people.




The Johannesburg based course will be run from the IDX offices in Fourways. Please contact us if you would like to arrange onsite training.

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