PROFINET 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 9960
Fax:+27 (0) 11 463 3937
Postal address:

PO Box 688, Fourways, 2055


Company profile

The IDX Academy became certified as a PROFINET Competence Centre in 2011 and offers certified training, network callouts and audits and can recommend how to interface PROFINET to other industrial Ethernet protocols and industrial fieldbuses.

Product & services

The 3 Day PROFINET Engineers Course starts from a basic introduction of PROFINET and works its way up to designing, building and troubleshooting your own mini PROFINET system. The course ends with both a practical and theory examination. Attendees can earn 3 CPD points for attending the course.

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.

As a distributor of the PROCENTEC and HMS Anybus range, The Center can recommend and sell PROFINET to PROFIBUS gateways and couplers, PROFINET test tools and gateways that allow for the interfacing of PROFINET to other fieldbuses such as PROFIBUS, DeviceNet, ControlNet, MODBUS, etc.

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