Opensoft Systems – 2 Day AC Drives & Networking Course

The key focus of our adapted training is to improve the confidence, troubleshooting & diagnostic skills of front line electrical / mechanical engineers & support staff.


Intended Audience

This course is for Technicians & Engineers who are responsible for installing, maintaining & fault-finding industrial automation plant systems which use AC drives on Networks (Ethernet/IP, Profinet etc).

Hardware Used

Siemens G120 or Rockwell PowerFlex Drives

Course Outline

This course introduces an overview of the drive, which includes hardware & software components, plus system configuration and integration into a PLC system using Networks for communication.

The course concentrates on the software, troubleshooting, diagnostic tools & programming instructions required to enable fast communications between the 2 hardware platforms. The delegate is guided through the management of a realistic application.

The course format is a combination of instruction & hands-on exercises. Demonstration exercises are included & allow delegates to practice tasks such as testing, debugging & using diagnostic tools.

Course Objectives

The course consists of instructor-led tuition & discussions which focuses on examples from a workbook, backed up by practical hands-on sessions. Demonstration exercises are included & allow delegates to practice tasks such as testing, debugging & fault finding using diagnostic tools. The course is hands on with great emphasis on the practical aspects of Drives and the configuration software.


Brief Description

  • Identify the components & performance characteristics of the Drive
  • Configure the drive, including the cabling & wiring of I/O
  • Configure and connect the drive to the PLC over Profinet
  • Operate the Drive using the relevant software to make it perform certain tasks.
  • Perform system diagnostics when a problem occurs.
  • Debug software issues
  • Document, test, & troubleshoot an application program.
  • Replace hardware & modules when a fault occurs.
  • Understand basic configuration parameters & be able to make minor modifications.
  • Backup & restore the configuration when required.
  • Utilise Monitoring, Diagnostics, Dynamic Braking, Skip Frequencies etc

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