VT101 - Valve Terminals 1

VT101 - Valve Terminals 1

Valve terminals are banks of pneumatic valves placed conveniently in one place. They can dramatically reduce piping and wiring on machines and help to keep the pneumatics of complex systems simple and accessible. Valve terminals can be controlled by means of PLC's or through higher level communication protocols. Considering the high density of technology packed into these devises, they can appear complex.  This course serves to break down their function and control and give candidates the insight required to confidently understand, service, repair, modify, configure and troubleshoot terminals.

Target Group

Anyone exposed to pneumatic valve terminals.


  • Valve terminal anatomy
  • Types of valves in valve terminals
  • Special functions of air channels
  • Control methodology
  • Discrete IO
  • Fieldbus protocols including:
  • Profibus
  • CanOpen
  • Profinet
  • EthernetIP
  • EtherCAT
  • ASI
  • IO link
  • Trouble shooting of valve terminals
  • Tools for analysis of devices


The Participant:

  • Will get exposure by means of practical Exercises of:
  • Profibus Connection and Configuration to PLC’s
  • CanOpen Connection and Configuration to PLC’s
  • IO link
  • Can dismantle and repair a valve terminal
  • Can troubleshoot a valve terminal
  • Can configure software to connect to a PLC using Profibus and CanOpen
  • Can use online diagnostic tools to troubleshoot and configure valve terminals (FMT)


Basic Pneumatics (PN101) and Electro Pneumatics (PN211)


Modern Industrial Pneumatics (PN111)

Duration: 2 days

Part No: 12309283

World Skills