ProfiTrace 
Mobile PROFIBUS Combi-Analyzer

ProfiTrace is an essential tool for maintenance and troubleshooting and is currently the most powerful mobile analyzer for PROFIBUS networks. Thousands of users benefit daily from this tool.

ProfiTrace is easy to use and unites all required elements in one to detect several PROFIBUS faults. The following tools are combined to create one simple solution:

 

Bus monitor

 

Oscilloscope

 

Bar graph

 

Topology scan

 

Reporting

 

DP Master

 

Predictive maintenance and asset management are simple with ProfiTrace. Read more below about product features, statistics, scanning, and reporting.

Fits in your pocket

 

User-friendly

 

Controls and measures the whole installation

 

Product features & application areas

This outstanding tool that fits in your pocket, boosts the capabilities of service, maintenance and engineering technicians. They can check and troubleshoot the complete PROFIBUS network with 1 software package and 1 piece of hardware (ProfiCore™ Ultra). This is an enormous reduction in equipment, weight, costs and required knowledge.

Typical failures such as noise, reflections, voltage drops, termination problems, double addresses, wire breaks and configuration faults are easily identified.

The results can be exported to detailed reports. Predictive maintenance and asset management are really possible with ProfiTrace!

 

Application areas

Product features

Troubleshooting & maintenance of PROFIBUS networks


Commissioning of PROFIBUS networks

 

PROFIBUS product testing and verification

 

Passive cable testing

 

 

I/O testing of PROFIBUS devices

 

Setting up and diagnose PROFIBUS devices

 

Address setting of PROFIBUS devices

 

Interface for bus statistics and device I/O to external apps

 

 

Busmonitor for DP and PA with powerful statistics

 

Oscilloscope - ScopeWare

 

Bar graph

 

Topology scan

 

Reporting

 

3-Color network condition indicator

 

DP master - ProfiCaptain

 

ProfiCore Ultra USB interface

 

OPC server and CommDTM

 

Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 platforms

 

Multi language user interface

 

Measuring 

Live List

"Colors make it easy….."

The Live List is a matrix that continuously lists all the available devices. It is directly visible which devices are ‘troublemakers’. With different background colours the status of the devices is displayed;

 

Green: Device is in Data Exchange

 

Yellow: Device is lost

 

Red: Parameter fault

 

Purple: Configuration fault

 

No colour: Not in Data Exchange

 

Statistics matrix and network condition indicator

"Click and go….."

The statistics matrix and network condition indicator are the most powerful features of ProfiTrace. These fields can really tell what the condition of the installation is without doing difficult operations.

Retry messages

 

Bus cycle time

 

Diagnostic messages

 

Message recording

 

Message recording

"The absolute truth....."

When the user records messages, he has a perfect visual representation on the screen;

FDL, DP, DP-V1, DP-V2, PA and I&M telegrams

 

Messages can be filtered and stored

 

Data interpretation of bits, bytes, words

 

Error detection

 

Bookmarks

 

ScopeWare (PA)

All features of ScopeWare DP

 

Max. 33 VDC

 

Max. 1.2 Vtt AC

 

AC and DC can be displayed simultaneously

 

Detects missing termination

 

PA Probe Ultra is required

ScopeWare (DP)

"The easiest oscilloscope ever....."

With the built in oscilloscope we can detect; noise, reflections, termination problems.....

Differential and single ended measurements

 

Time scale: 50 ns to 500 ms

 

Voltage scale: 0.5 to 5 V per DIV

 

Multiple trigger settings

 

Bit interpretation engine

 

Bar graph

"The bar graph is a helpful utility to get an impression of the overall signal quality of the network."

Selectable types and modes

 

Signal quality in color

 

Sorted on address or Voltage

 

Continuously updated

 

Scanning, Reporting and Solutions

Topology scan

Automatic generation of the network topology

No shutdown required!

No disturbance in the cycle time!

Works on 500 kbps and 1.5 Mbps

On passive and active networks

ProfiCaptain - DP Master

"Test and control your devices....." 

Complete integration of ProfiCaptain

 

Putting slaves in Data Exchange

 

I/O control with automatic patterns

 

Automatic detection of busparameters

 

Brand new concept of 'stealing' slaves

 

Class 2 functions in a Class 1 framework

 

No shutdowns when updating the configuration

 

Deactivating slaves in the configuration

 

Master in ProfiTrace

Reporting

"We have proof….."

The reporting feature creates a detailed report that contains the signals of all devices, their faults, the network topology, bar graph and administrative information.

Generation of a detailed network report

Summary of detected errors

Standard layout for signatures and approvals

Import of company logo

ProfiTrace Reporting

 

ProfiCore™ Ultra

 

ProfiCore Ultra USB Interface12 Mbps (all baudrates)

 

Galvanic isolated PROFIBUS interface

 

Latest RS 485 technology

 

High-speed USB 2.0 interface

 

External power supply possible if required

 

Troubleshooting Toolkit Ultra Plus

Troubleshooting Toolkit Ultra Pro