Distance - Real Time Networking (1.2 CEU's)


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This course is approximately 3 weeks in duration.

Learning Method:

  • The PDDP program is more of a self-guided learning style.

  • You are required to read the notes and materials given, complete the follow-up assignments on your own, send in your questions prior to your 1 hour webinar meeting (if required) and be involved in live discussion via the internet.

  • Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate of completion

Majority of the industrial process applications require real time deterministic networks which are the backbone of the industrial applications, automations and robotics distributed on the manufacturer floor or on a wide area e.g. oil industry.
This course will focus on understanding the real time communication networks functionality, requirements and implementation. The practical approach of the course is guaranteed by having the students perform hands on work on cutting edge technology communication networks.
This course will:
  • Provide in depth explanation of the functionality of the most important real time communication networks; protocols and convertors.
  • Explain the RS-Networks Function to setup Device Net
  • Explain the RS-Networks to setup Control Net
  • Provide technical hands on exercise to schedule Control Net network
  • Explain how to setup the SERCOS Network
  • Describe the best practices to achieve the desired performance, e.g. redundancy; speed; volume of information; distance
  • Demonstrate the superiority of Industrial Ethernet Network
  • Define the most important applications for different types of networks
  • Provide the Hands On Demonstration to debug a faulty Control Net Keeper
  • Provide the Hands On Demonstration to debug a Faulty SERCOS Network
Throughout the course consideration will be given to the economic aspects of Real Time & Deterministic Network Systems. The course will also contain several exercises that will assist in the understanding of much of the information presented.
To provide an understanding of the fundamentals, and basic techniques to select, Setup and test the real time & deterministic communication network
Who Should Attend
Plant and facilities managers, engineers, technicians and supervisors who need to be familiar with the fundamentals associated with Real Time Networking; Plant and facilities operations personnel; Managers, engineers, consultants, technicians and supervisors responsible for plants and facilities containing Real Time Communication Systems.
After participating in the seminar, you will be able to:
  • Understand the major types of real time & deterministic Networks
  • Understand Data Highway Plus and Remote I/O-Allen Bradley Real Time Networks
  • Understand Device Net Network Application and Functionality
  • Understand Control Net Real Time Network Operation
  • Understand SERCOS Real Time Network, operation and Application
  • Understand Industrial Ethernet Protocol, using STRATIX Router
  • Understand HART Protocol for the SCHEDULING Process
  • Select the Proper Real Time Network for an Application
  • Select the proper configuration of the Real Time Network to ensure minimum information traffic and maximum reliability
  • Specify the hardware required to implement a Real Time Network based on Control Net
  • Schedule the Real Time Network using RS-Networks
  • Perform Optimization on the information traffic
  • Perform Testing of the Real Time Network, and Debugging configuration Errors
  • Set up the Keeper for Control Net
  • Setup the TAGS for Device Net
  • Troubleshoot a multiple real time network communication system 

The PDDP Distance Education program works as follows:

  • Once you register for this course, you will be sent a login username and password for our online distance website.

  • You will receive the course notes in hard copy through the online website, you will receive a set of notes each week covering the course material.

  • A one hour video-conference session will be conducted by your instructor each week (if required). The objective of this session is to assist in solving the assignments, as well as answer student questions that should be sent to instructor early enough prior to the meeting time. In addition with being able to communicate with the instructor, you will also be able to communicate with other students in the same class and watch their questions being answered as well. (A high speed internet connection is strongly recommended for this feature).

  • Each set of exercises can be completed and submitted by the indicated date and your completed exercise will be marked online and and returned by your instructor.

  • To gain the most from your course, it is highly recommended that you participate fully in all discussions and exercises. Please remember that each course has a form of quiz or exercise at the end to test your understanding of the material. You will be informed of these dates when you receive the course schedule.

*Course commencement date is subject to instructor availability.

Dr. Eduard Loiczli

Eduard Loiczli is currently a Nuclear Integration Senior Electrical Engineer for Ontario Power Generation. He has more than 26 years experience in Electrical Engineering and Controls and has made many achievements in the industry. He has designed programming applications for nuclear applications, SCADA and DCS. He has also created programming and integration solutions for oil extraction and an automated line for the glass industry. In addition to programming solutions, Mr Loiczli has been project leader for design in many electrical projects.
Mr Loiczli is a member of IEEE, Ontario Fire Association and APEO. He is a Certified Nuclear Engineer.


Day I: 
  • Introduction to Real Time Networking
    • General topology of real time application
    • Redundancy requirements for real time applications
    • Data flow in a deterministic network
  • Typical requirements and applications for deterministic networks
    • Motion control application
    • Safety industrial loops and Safety Systems
    • Real time measurements and control
  • Most important Protocols used in Real Time Networking
    • DH+; RIO; Device Net; Control Net; SERCOS; MODBUS; PROFIBUS; LANWorks; Industrial Ethernet
  • Parameters and Settings of Allen Bradley Real Time Networks
    • Parameters of DH+ and Remote I/O
    • Hardware incorporating the Allen Bradley network
    • Bridges to Eth to RIO or DH+
  • Applications of Allen Bradley Networks
    • PLC Communications via Allen Bradley Networks, MSG instructions
    • Touch Screens communicating on Allen Bradley network
    • Computer adapters for Allen Bradley network
  • Parameters of Rockwell Real Time Networks
    • Parameters and settings of Device Net
    • Parameters and settings of Control Net
    • Parameters and Settings of SERCOS Network
  • Implementation and structures of Allen Bradley & Rockwell Networks
    • Real time network implementation example using Allen Bradley and Rockwell Networks
    • Scheduling the Rockwell Networks: Control Net & Device Net
    • Parameter Optimization for Rockwell Networks
  • Hardware Selection; Topology and Software required to implement Rockwell Real Time Network
    • Configuration of the Control Net Network based on requirements
    • Selection of the transmission Media
    • Duplex Networks Setup and advantages
    • Interconnection of Control Net Network to other Networks
  • Bridges and Convertors for real time Networks
    • Setting up RIO & DH+ Networks for communication with ETH Network
    • Optimisation and applications of DH+ and RIO Networks
  • Modbus Networks and applications
    • Parameters of Modbus Communication
    • The five types of MODBUS Network
    • Selection of MODBUS Network
  • Profibus Networks and applications
    • Profibus Network Parameters and Solutions
    • Profinet Network parameters and implementation
    • Interconnecting Profibus and Profinet
  • Software protocol convertors
    • Hardware solutions for network convertors implementation: AnyBus Convertor
    • Software solution for network convertors implementation: Keep Sever
  • Keep Server example of implementation for Oil Extraction Application
    • Flow Boss S600 Emerson to Rockwell PLC communication example
  • HART communications and applications
    • Smart Metering and interconnection to the data acquisition card via HART Protocol
    • HART Network scheduling devices and procedures
    • HART Network parameters and optimization
    • Application of HART Network in OIL Industry
Day II
  • Implementation of a Control Net Real time network
    • Demonstration of the Control Net Functionality using a Demo Box
    • Parameters visualization for a Control Net Network
  • Hardware planning and configuration for Control net
    • Selecting RG-6 or Fiber Optic based on Speed and volum of information
    • Configuration of the Control Net, length of cables, amplifiers, end of line Caps
    • Calculation of the Control Net Media Based on distance of communication
  • Setting up the Keeper for Control net
    • Demonstration of a new Keeper Setup using RS-Networks for Control Net
    • Parameters –setup and validation using RS-NETWORKS for CONTROL NET
  • Using Real Time Networks in a Plant PAX Application
    • Setting up the PLANT PAX for floor communication
    • Real Time Data Acquisition for Plant PAX Application
  • Other Real time Networks and Applications:
    • Backnet; Lan Works parameters and applications
    • Fire Systems and Building Automation Systems
  • Industrial Ethernet, parameters, performance and applications
    • Industrial ETH devices: ETAP Card
    • Motion Drives using Industrial ETH
    • Configuration of Industrial ETH Networks using RS-NETWORKS for ETH
  • RS-Networks for Device Net and ETH, application
    • Rs-Networks for Device Net parameter settings
    • Configuration and requirements for Device Net Network
  • Debugging Control net Network
    • RS-Networks for Control Net used for fault identification
    • Erasing the Keeper
    • Setting up a Backup Keeper
    • Fault Handler for device Net in RS-LOGIX 5000
    • Maintenance and firmware upgrade for Control Net
    • Using KFC-15 for Control net setup and CIP verification
  • Debugging Device net Network
    • Capturing Device Net Faults using RS-Networks for Device Net
    • Fault Handler for Device Net in RS-Logix 5000
    • Maintenance of the Device Net Network, firmware upgrade
  • Stratix 8000 and CISCO Routers for real time applications
    • Applications of industrial ETH Router
    • Accesing Tags directly in STARTIX 8000
  • Integrating a multiprotocol Real Time network
  • Example of integration of a multi network Real time network
  • Wireless; Blue Tooth and Radio communication pros and cons

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