The Fieldbus Foundation Southern Africa Marketing Committee (FFSAMC) is delighted with the success of its presence at the biennial Process Expo 2011 held recently at the NASREC expo centre (Hall 5), Johannesburg, from May 24-26, 2011.
With its 18m² stand, and use of live demonstration systems for its Foundation technology training sessions, the FFSAMC showed prospective end users the functionality and ease of use of Foundation technology and demonstrated the extensive range of Foundation systems, devices and services available.
Process 2011 offered a complete overview of the world of automation by showcasing solutions enabling the control, regulation and automation of processes and operations. In addition to the focus on process automation, instrumentation and control, there was a strong emphasis on education, training and sustainability at the 2011 show.
The 2011 event featured an ‘Automation Theatre' alongside registration as well as a program of presentations at the six dedicated training rooms adjoining the main exhibition area. The daily program included a live one hour demonstration of Foundation technology using the newly commissioned, working demonstration systems. These technology demonstrations were conducted by Bindert Douma, a certified trainer from the STC Group's Brielle facility, the Netherlands-based training centre certified by the Fieldbus Foundation under the Foundation certified training program (FCTP). Formal Foundation fieldbus training opportunities in South Africa will soon be available at the STC-SA facility, the Johannesburg-based training centre affiliated to STC Group - Brielle.
FFSAMC Sponsors of the Fieldbus Foundation stand at Process 2011 include: ABB, Emerson Process Management, Endress+Hauser, Honeywell, MTL/Extech, Pepperl+Fuchs/P+F Products, Samson/Samson Controls, Smar/Allpronix, STC-SA, Turck/RET Automation Controls, Weidmüller/Phambili Interface and Yokogawa.