Description

The PROFIBUS-Tester V5 is a powerful diagnostic and troubleshooting tool for testing the cables, measuring the signals and analyzing the communication of PROFIBUS networks. Battery-powered and with an integrated graphical display it allows direct display of measurement results in stand-alone mode. In addition, the PROFIBUS-Tester V5 supports the export of test results for advanced analysis.

Measuring functions

  • Analysis of bus physics, communication
  • Cable tester
  • Signal test
  • Protocol and frame analysis
  • Storage oscilloscope
  • Topology-Scan
  • Long-term trend
  • Live-Status of all bus devices

Operating in stand-alone mode the PROFIBUS-Tester V5 immediately gives an overview of the cable (segment length, unwanted reflections, bus termination…), the bus status and the signal quality. The cable test provides a detailed failure description and an estimation of the distance between failure and test location.

Special features

  • Built-in battery for stand-alone operation
  • Graphical display
  • Network status assessment at the push of a button (also continuous measurement)
  • Extended PC-based diagnostics
  • Generation of detailed test reports describing the actual status of the PROFIBUS network
  • Easy to use for less experienced users as well as for specialists

PROFIBUS-Tester V5 map
PROFIBUS-Tester V5: sample configuration for measuring

The PROFIBUS-Tester V5 allows full testing of live PROFIBUS segments with minimum influence on their operation. The integrated master simulator allows bus testing, even if the PLC is currently not in operation. Also single “suspicious” bus devices can be checked.

profitester_open_cable
PROFIBUS-Tester V5: Measurement result on integrated LCD display

For long-term tests PROFIBUS-Tester V5 can remain stand-alone at the measuring location without PC. The tool reliably detects and analyses even transient faults that occur only sporadically.The PROFIBUS-Tester V5 helps to save commissioning time. In addition, regular preventive tests ensure continuous reliable operation and increase plant availability. However, if a problem occurs, PROFIBUS-Tester V5 will locate the reason quickly and reliably. Unplanned system downtimes will be minimized. The included software “PROFIBUS Diagnostics Suite” creates test reports of the current status of the PROFIBUS system in no time. The optional feature “oscilloscope function” allows an informative oscilloscope display even in stand-alone mode without a PC. The included software “PROFIBUS Diagnostics Suite” allows the visualising and detailed analysis of measurement results on the PC.

PB-DIAG Suite Screenshot
PROFIBUS-Tester V5: convenient analysis with the “PROFIBUS Diagnostics Suite”

The included software “PROFIBUS Diagnostics Suite” allows the visualising and detailed analysis of measurement results on the PC.

Device and software are easy to operate. So even less experienced users can achieve excellent measuring results.

Scope of delivery

  • PROFIBUS-Tester V5
  • Wide-range power supply for Europe and USA
  • D-sub PROFIBUS adapter cable
  • USB cable
  • Terminal block for trigger input/output
  • “Getting started” guide
  • PC-Software „PROFIBUS-Diagnostics Suite“ CD
  • User manual
  • Practical aluminum case
  • License oscilloscope-function:
    P/N APT5005E: included / APT5000E: w/o

PROFIBUS-Tester V5 - Koffer
PROFIBUS-Tester V5: practical aluminium case included

Technical features

  • Diagnosis
    Protocol- and Frame-Analysis:
    PROFIBUS DP-V0 and DP-V1, automatic baudrate detection in the range of 9.6 kBit/s .. 12 MBit/s
    Signal-Analysis:
    PROFIBUS DP-V0, DP-V1, FMS and MPI; signal quality index 0 .. 5,000, determined from signal waveform, signal/noise ratio and rise time; signal sampling with 8/16 samples per bit
    Oscilloscope:
    Test range: ±5 V at 10 mV resolution (differential), 0 V .. 15 V at 15 mV resolution (A or B to DGND); sampling rate: up to 384 Msamples/s; sampled points: 2,400 (signal details), 8,192 (oscilloscope analysis)
    Topology Scan: Active, maximum distance: 230 m, accuracy: ±2 m
    Cable Test:
    Active, supported cable segment length:
    5 m .. 1,500 m, accuracy: 5 %
  • Internal Memory Capacity
    3 user-definable network directories (segment and test location) for storing quick tests, trend logs and cable test results, trend logging: max. 99 hours
  • Trigger
    IN: L = 0 V .. 0.8 V; H = 2.4 V .. 24 V; pulse > 10 μs, active high; OUT: approximately 5 V, active low (connection to storage oscilloscope)
  • Connectors
    PROFIBUS D-sub connector, 9 pins, power supply for external bus termination, USB V 2.0, high speed 480 Mbit/s, galvanically isolated
  • Power Supply
    Built-in battery or 24 VDC or external AC adapter 100 VAC .. 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz with mains cable Europa / USA
  • Dimensions
    H x W x D: 35 x 220 x 110 mm
  • Weight
    Tester w/o cable: approximately 0.75 kg; complete carrying case: approximately 4.2 kg
  • Operating/Storage Temperature
    Operating temperature 0 .. 50 °C
    Storage temperature -20 .. 70 °C
    Air humidity 10 .. 90 % without condensation
  • Conformity
    CE, FCC, VCC

Downloads

DescriptionTypeDownload
Data sheet PROFIBUS®-Tester V5pdf
Overview

Description

The PROFIBUS-Tester V5 is a powerful diagnostic and troubleshooting tool for testing the cables, measuring the signals and analyzing the communication of PROFIBUS networks. Battery-powered and with an integrated graphical display it allows direct display of measurement results in stand-alone mode. In addition, the PROFIBUS-Tester V5 supports the export of test results for advanced analysis.

Measuring functions

  • Analysis of bus physics, communication
  • Cable tester
  • Signal test
  • Protocol and frame analysis
  • Storage oscilloscope
  • Topology-Scan
  • Long-term trend
  • Live-Status of all bus devices

Operating in stand-alone mode the PROFIBUS-Tester V5 immediately gives an overview of the cable (segment length, unwanted reflections, bus termination…), the bus status and the signal quality. The cable test provides a detailed failure description and an estimation of the distance between failure and test location.

Special features

  • Built-in battery for stand-alone operation
  • Graphical display
  • Network status assessment at the push of a button (also continuous measurement)
  • Extended PC-based diagnostics
  • Generation of detailed test reports describing the actual status of the PROFIBUS network
  • Easy to use for less experienced users as well as for specialists

PROFIBUS-Tester V5 map
PROFIBUS-Tester V5: sample configuration for measuring

The PROFIBUS-Tester V5 allows full testing of live PROFIBUS segments with minimum influence on their operation. The integrated master simulator allows bus testing, even if the PLC is currently not in operation. Also single “suspicious” bus devices can be checked.

profitester_open_cable
PROFIBUS-Tester V5: Measurement result on integrated LCD display

For long-term tests PROFIBUS-Tester V5 can remain stand-alone at the measuring location without PC. The tool reliably detects and analyses even transient faults that occur only sporadically.The PROFIBUS-Tester V5 helps to save commissioning time. In addition, regular preventive tests ensure continuous reliable operation and increase plant availability. However, if a problem occurs, PROFIBUS-Tester V5 will locate the reason quickly and reliably. Unplanned system downtimes will be minimized. The included software “PROFIBUS Diagnostics Suite” creates test reports of the current status of the PROFIBUS system in no time. The optional feature “oscilloscope function” allows an informative oscilloscope display even in stand-alone mode without a PC. The included software “PROFIBUS Diagnostics Suite” allows the visualising and detailed analysis of measurement results on the PC.

PB-DIAG Suite Screenshot
PROFIBUS-Tester V5: convenient analysis with the “PROFIBUS Diagnostics Suite”

The included software “PROFIBUS Diagnostics Suite” allows the visualising and detailed analysis of measurement results on the PC.

Device and software are easy to operate. So even less experienced users can achieve excellent measuring results.

Scope of delivery

  • PROFIBUS-Tester V5
  • Wide-range power supply for Europe and USA
  • D-sub PROFIBUS adapter cable
  • USB cable
  • Terminal block for trigger input/output
  • “Getting started” guide
  • PC-Software „PROFIBUS-Diagnostics Suite“ CD
  • User manual
  • Practical aluminum case
  • License oscilloscope-function:
    P/N APT5005E: included / APT5000E: w/o

PROFIBUS-Tester V5 - Koffer
PROFIBUS-Tester V5: practical aluminium case included

Technical features

Technical features

  • Diagnosis
    Protocol- and Frame-Analysis:
    PROFIBUS DP-V0 and DP-V1, automatic baudrate detection in the range of 9.6 kBit/s .. 12 MBit/s
    Signal-Analysis:
    PROFIBUS DP-V0, DP-V1, FMS and MPI; signal quality index 0 .. 5,000, determined from signal waveform, signal/noise ratio and rise time; signal sampling with 8/16 samples per bit
    Oscilloscope:
    Test range: ±5 V at 10 mV resolution (differential), 0 V .. 15 V at 15 mV resolution (A or B to DGND); sampling rate: up to 384 Msamples/s; sampled points: 2,400 (signal details), 8,192 (oscilloscope analysis)
    Topology Scan: Active, maximum distance: 230 m, accuracy: ±2 m
    Cable Test:
    Active, supported cable segment length:
    5 m .. 1,500 m, accuracy: 5 %
  • Internal Memory Capacity
    3 user-definable network directories (segment and test location) for storing quick tests, trend logs and cable test results, trend logging: max. 99 hours
  • Trigger
    IN: L = 0 V .. 0.8 V; H = 2.4 V .. 24 V; pulse > 10 μs, active high; OUT: approximately 5 V, active low (connection to storage oscilloscope)
  • Connectors
    PROFIBUS D-sub connector, 9 pins, power supply for external bus termination, USB V 2.0, high speed 480 Mbit/s, galvanically isolated
  • Power Supply
    Built-in battery or 24 VDC or external AC adapter 100 VAC .. 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz with mains cable Europa / USA
  • Dimensions
    H x W x D: 35 x 220 x 110 mm
  • Weight
    Tester w/o cable: approximately 0.75 kg; complete carrying case: approximately 4.2 kg
  • Operating/Storage Temperature
    Operating temperature 0 .. 50 °C
    Storage temperature -20 .. 70 °C
    Air humidity 10 .. 90 % without condensation
  • Conformity
    CE, FCC, VCC
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Data sheet PROFIBUS®-Tester V5pdf
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