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technology and process control systems to work together in machines and systems. In these cases, all components behave as a single integrated unit.

Training Modules:

TM920 – Diagnostics and service

Errors from many different sources can lead to machine downtime. Fortunately, there are also many ways to troubleshoot the immediate surroundings and control system. B&R's website and user's manuals provide all of the information needed to do this effectively.

Objectives and content

  • B&R system overview and topologies
    • Serial numbers and model numbers
    • Checklist for B&R contact
    • B&R user's manuals
  • Sources of errors on machines
    • Maintenance guidelines for B&R systems
    • Ordering replacement parts and contacting the manufacturer
  • Diagnostics without a PC
  • Diagnostics using the System Diagnostics Manager
  • Runtime Utility Center
    • Backing up and restoring
    • Online connection and instruction lists
  • Module replacement and documentation
  • Functions of the B&R website
  • Exercise examples and their application


TM923 – Diagnostics and Service with Automation Studio

The functional scope of machines which are equipped with integrated automation includes control systems, decentralized I/Os, drive technology, safety technology and visualization. These components are networked using a field bus such as POWERLINK. The comprehensive range of options provided by Automation Studio are used for programming, configuring and diagnosing of the machine. Gaining an overview of the control system, making configuration changes and recording process variables are all typical tasks carried out when commissioning, maintaining and servicing a machine.

Objectives and content

  • Automation Studio installation and licensing
  • Opening and creating projects
  • Automation Studio work area and help system
  • Configuring the online connection
  • Reading system information
  • Configuration and runtime behavior
  • Compiling and downloading
  • Monitoring and analyzing process values
  • Recording information about the drive technology
  • Using the trace function in NC Test
  • Establishing a connection to SafeLOGIC / SafeLOGIC-X
  • Diagnostics tool in SafeDESIGNER


TM950 - POWERLINK Configuration and Diagnostics

The settings and optimization possibilities in Automation Studio for the POWERLINK real-time Ethernet network are taught in this training module. Tools and aids for design, analysis and diagnostics of a POWERLINK network are also introduced.

Objectives and content

  • You will learn the basics of POWERLINK technology.
  • You will find out about the "CANopen" application interface for POWERLINK.
  • You will learn how to use service and diagnostics options.
  • You will learn how POWERLINK functions and is displayed in Automation Studio.
  • You will learn how to use the POWERLINK library in Automation Studio.
  • You will learn the meaning of the parameters for setting up networks.
  • You will learn about the possibilities for optimizing the POWERLINK network in Automation Studio.
  • You will learn how to integrate 3rd-party devices using a device description file (XDD).


B&R Automation - Training modules