Education/Training News Vertical Markets

Phoenix Contact ME and IIPD launch PLCnext Technology course

This comprehensive course caters to a diverse audience, including end users, systems integrators, asset owners, young professionals, and graduates.

Phoenix Contact Middle East and IIPD have unveiled the PLCnext Technology course, in collaboration with Phoenix Contact, marking a significant advancement in PLC education. Tailored for industry professionals and university students, this course offers hands-on experience with next-generation PLC technology and is the first-of-its-kind to be approved by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in the United Arab Emirates. Moreover, Phoenix Contact Middle East is poised to extend its reach to Saudi Arabia in the coming months.

The “PLCnext Technology” course revolves around Phoenix Contact’s next-generation PLC, delving into Industrial Information and Communication Technology (Industrial ICT). Catering to a diverse audience, including end users, systems integrators, asset owners, young professionals, and graduates, the course promises extensive hands-on experience with the PLCnext platform, equipping participants with invaluable skills and insights into the latest advancements in industrial automation.

Speaking about the course, Farooq Mohammed Ali, Managing Partner of IIPD, said: “We are thrilled to unveil this dynamic collaboration and venture into the new frontier of PLC technology equipped with built-in IIoT capability. This course represents a significant addition to our existing curriculum, presenting students and professionals alike with an opportunity to elevate their understanding of PLC and IIoT concepts within a real-world, hands-on teaching environment offered by our state-of-the-art laboratory.”

Pradeep Menon, Segment Manager IMA of Phoenix Contact Middle East, added: “Transferring knowledge and sharing it with others will result in new forms of coexistence and technological progress. Through this collaboration, students will learn to adopt the latest PLC technologies and gain invaluable hands-on experience. As Phoenix Contact continues its focus on developing solutions for electrification, networking, and automation to realise the vision of the All Electric Society, this partnership with IIPD marks a significant milestone in our journey.”

The course modules cover a wide range of topics, including understanding IIoT technology and remote access for industrial field systems, the benefits of implementing remote data acquisition, alarms and data logging, managing and integrating remote data in the cloud, and visualising field data.