RMIT University is helping industry partners connect with the latest developments in Industrial Ethernet, delivering tailored training sessions in association with Hirschmann distributor, Daanet.
Five students from the Zinfra Group and Emerson Process Management recently attended week-long training sessions at RMIT’s City campus in Melbourne’s CBD.
Bruce Kendall, Senior Educator Business Development in RMIT’s School of Engineering TAFE explained Industrial Ethernet was vital to a range of industries including oil and gas, metals and mining, transport, power, manufacturing, food and building automation.
According to Mr Kendall, Industrial Ethernet goes a step further than data communications equipment for controlled environments, as networks and equipment need to be able to function in significantly harsher environments where temperature, humidity or vibrations would impact on performance.
RMIT is collaborating with Daanet to provide training that is both up-to-date and responsive to real-world industry needs, opening up opportunities for industry to stay on top of the latest technological developments in this field.
Daanet’s Adam Rickards said improved reliability and performance was achieved mostly through Ethernet switching rather than IP routing. Furthermore, integration between SCADA systems and the networks that power them is critical for engineers to quickly respond to faults preventing efficient production.
RMIT’s Industrial Ethernet training is accredited by Hirschmann Automation and Control as part of RMIT Short Courses. Tailored training is also delivered directly to businesses.
RMIT is the sole provider of Hirschmann-certified training courses in Industrial Ethernet for Australia and New Zealand.