PROFIBUS Competence Centre

Primary contact

Contact: Michael Garnham

Secondary contact

Contact: Ryan Coetzee

Company details

Parent company:Industrial Data Xchange
Key sector/s:
  • Electronics
  • Embedded software
  • Information technology
  • Instrumentation
  • Mining
  • Power
Tel:+27 (0) 11 548 9977
Fax:+27 (0) 11 465 8890
Postal address:

PO Box 688, Fourways , 2055


Company profile

The PROFIBUS Competence Centre (PCC) of Southern Africa supports local industry in the deployment and maintenance of PROFIBUS fieldbus systems.

The PCC was created as an initiative by the Regional PROFIBUS Association in response to a call by PROFIBUS users in the area for a greater level technical support and training locally. It has developed a strong name for itself when it comes to internationally certified training, doing onsite support and troubleshooting, remote monitoring of PROFIBUS networks and integration to other fieldbuses.

Product & services

The PCC offers internationally certified PROFIBUS training, auditing services, troubleshooting services and PROFIBUS-related support. The training includes the 1.5-day PROFIBUS Installer Course, the highly popular 2-day PROFIBUS Installer with Troubleshooting and Maintenance Course and the respected 4-day Engineers Course. PA extender courses are also available.

Engineers are available to do network callouts and can assist with network design. They are able to highlight potential failure points and will make recommendations based on their assessment. Interfacing to other fieldbuses such as DeviceNet, ControlNet, PROFINET, etc. is also possible through the Anybus range.

The PROFIBUS Troubleshooting kit by PROCENTEC is instrumental in quickly diagnosing PROFIBUS faults and the Nettest II by Comsoft is used at pre-commissioning as a cable tester and as portable handheld troubleshooting device.

The PCC can recommend how to do permanent remote monitoring on PROFIBUS networks through COMbricks and offers a service whereby information is collected from all PROFIBUS networks within an organization and that makes that available in a single overview dashboard.

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