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New Lucas-Nülle course provides knowledge and action competence.

A typical automation task might involve controlling a conveyor belt via a PLC. Connection of the equipment components with bus systems has made electrical assembly child’s play. The new training system shows that configuration and planning in the TIA portal isn’t a problem either.

The multimedia course uses practical experiments to guide the trainees through the basics of AS-i bus and PROFI NET. In the first step, they learn to control the conveyor belt via the PLC’s digital inputs and outputs. In the second step, the trainees plan all the bus systems shown, which involves them having to implement the right configurations in the TIA portal.

“The new equipment is compact yet covers a large amount of content. This allows all the important basics regarding bus systems to be conveyed and investigated while keeping the space requirement to a minimum,” explains Marijan Naglic, Product Manager for Automation Technology at Lucas-Nülle.

The students are required to work on smaller sub-projects for each bus system, which means that they acquire the expertise needed for larger projects in small steps.

“This know-how is important for any student or trainee who wants to work with automation technology,” says Naglic.

You can find out more about the new Industrial Bus Systems course here.