ASM accredited as Profibus Competence Center in Saudi Arabia

  • June 27, 2011
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June 27, 2011 - ASM Establishment has been accredited by Profibus International (PI) as the first Profibus International Competence Center (PICC) in Saudi Arabia. ASM Establishment is Saudi’s largest manufacturer and System integrator company which deals with Siemens Systems.

Ali Maqboul, ASM Establishment General Manager & the Manager of PICC Saudi Arabia, explains: "It is a stringent accreditation process and ASM worked hard to meet all the criteria. The demand for automation is growing rapidly in Saudi Arabia and Middle East. The ASM Competence Center will play a major role in spreading the technology throughout this region." For both industrial developments and plant refurbishments, introducing Profibus will save time and money during the design and engineering phases. With Profibus, more and better data are available during operation, which means plant management can be improved significantly. This leads to better plant utilisation, higher throughputs and more predictable quality. Advanced asset management strategies can be employed – such as predictive maintenance – avoiding downtime in the future and reducing maintenance costs still further. Profibus is witnessing tremendous adoption rates and is expected to exceed 30 million nodes worldwide in 2012. The ASM Competence Center will support companies in new product development, provide technical support for Profibus manufacturers and users, allow demonstrations of interoperability of products and provide a comprehensive range of certified training programmes. The Center’s support framework includes the availability of at least three Profibus experts, hardware equipment from various vendors and system test lab operations. ASM will commence their training and it will be scheduled on ASM website The course will be suitable for engineers and technicians and will cover the layout, installation and testing of Profibus DP and PA networks. A certified Profibus Engineers course covering network design, commissioning and live fault finding will be scheduled for early 2011. Course information and enrolment forms can be obtained from our website of the new Saudi Arabian Competence Center. Also, those who wish to receive regular news and information on developments within Profibus may register on the website.  

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