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Modbus Integration II

Course Overview

The Modbus protocol can be found in many industrial controls, from energy metering to variable frequency drives. In this course a student will learn the theory behind the Modbus protocol and how to integrate third-party Modbus devices into a WebCTRL system. Students will utilize EIKON, Networking, and ViewBuilder skills to read and write to/from Modbus registers while following a sequence of operation to incorporate them into a WebCTRL system without stressing the network. A successful integration is never complete without the programming, graphics, and network. The student will be equipped with tips and tricks to streamline integration to multiple pieces of equipment and fine-tune their Modbus integration to achieve a healthy WebCTRL system, all with emphasis on efficiency.

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Course Objectives

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Create control programs/graphics to integrate with third-party Modbus devices.
  • Fine tune your network traffic.
  • Seamlessly integrate third party devices into a WebCTRL system.

Prerequisites

Who Is This Course For?

The Modbus II course has been developed for individuals that are required to read data from or write data to a Modbus third party device as part of a WebCTRL® system installation or retrofit. Learners will receive a deep insight of the Modbus protocol and how this language communicates within a Building Management System.

Course Formats

Traditional Classroom

A live instructor will lead up to 12 students (course dependent) in hands-on exercises with minimal lecture in between. Using the situated learning techniques of the Kirkpatrick Model, this methodology fosters a collaborative learning environment where students are positioned to maximize knowledge retention. This course is 1-day event.

Instructor-Led eLearning

A live instructor will lead students using video conferencing and remote access software. The student will have remote access to a training station to complete hands-on tasks, giving them a virtual classroom experience from many miles away. This course is hosted in the same 1-day timeframe and manner as the traditional classroom format.

Video-Led Virtual

The video-led virtual training allows the student to take up to 9 business days to complete the equivalent of a 1-3-day, instructor-led course. Using video tutorials as the instructor, students will execute the workbook tasks and upload assignments using the Automated Logic Training Portal, asking questions through the discussion board where a dedicated instructor will facilitate. This format also offers “instructor hours” where students have live contact with a certified instructor and other registered students.

Course Outline

Integration overview

  • Integration process
  • Support documents

Physical layer

  • Verify hardware settings

Modbus driver

  • Download and install Modbus driver
  • Assign Modbus driver properties

Modbus addressing

  • Decipher real world point lists
  • Modbus RTU addressing
  • Modbus TCP addressing

Analyzing Modbus captures

  • Reading Modbus traffic using the diagport
  • Capturing Modbus RTU traffic with SeriCap®
  • Capturing Modbus RTU traffic over a network
Class Requirements

To receive a certificate for this course student must be present for the entire course, complete all workshops and receive a grade of 70% on graded final.

The Modbus II course has been developed for individuals that are required to read data from or write data to a Modbus third party device as part of a WebCTRL® system installation or retrofit. Learners will receive a deep insight of the Modbus protocol and how this language communicates within a Building Management System.

Traditional Classroom

A live instructor will lead up to 12 students (course dependent) in hands-on exercises with minimal lecture in between. Using the situated learning techniques of the Kirkpatrick Model, this methodology fosters a collaborative learning environment where students are positioned to maximize knowledge retention. This course is 1-day event.

Instructor-Led eLearning

A live instructor will lead students using video conferencing and remote access software. The student will have remote access to a training station to complete hands-on tasks, giving them a virtual classroom experience from many miles away. This course is hosted in the same 1-day timeframe and manner as the traditional classroom format.

Video-Led Virtual

The video-led virtual training allows the student to take up to 9 business days to complete the equivalent of a 1-3-day, instructor-led course. Using video tutorials as the instructor, students will execute the workbook tasks and upload assignments using the Automated Logic Training Portal, asking questions through the discussion board where a dedicated instructor will facilitate. This format also offers “instructor hours” where students have live contact with a certified instructor and other registered students.

Integration overview

  • Integration process
  • Support documents

Physical layer

  • Verify hardware settings

Modbus driver

  • Download and install Modbus driver
  • Assign Modbus driver properties

Modbus addressing

  • Decipher real world point lists
  • Modbus RTU addressing
  • Modbus TCP addressing

Analyzing Modbus captures

  • Reading Modbus traffic using the diagport
  • Capturing Modbus RTU traffic with SeriCap®
  • Capturing Modbus RTU traffic over a network

To receive a certificate for this course student must be present for the entire course, complete all workshops and receive a grade of 70% on graded final.