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All in One Device: Test of Bus Physics and Communication

*New Fault localization in fieldbus networks!

Areas of Application

  • Installation, commissioning and inspection
  • Troubleshooting and field device testing
  • Analyzing sporadic errors
  • Optimization and protocol analysis
  • Preventive maintenance and services
  • Documentation and acceptance testing

The PROFIBUS-Tester V5 is a powerful diagnostic and troubleshooting tool for testing cables, measuring signals and analyzing the communication of PROFIBUS networks. It is battery-powered and has an integrated graphics display, that allows direct visuals of measured results while in “stand-alone” mode. Additionally, the PROFIBUS-Tester V5 also supports the export of test results for advanced analysis!

Measuring Functions

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

While operating in “stand-alone” mode, the PROFIBUS-Tester V5 immediately gives an overview of the cable (i.e. segment length, unwanted reflections, bus termination and etc.), bus status and signal quality. The cable test can also provide a detailed “failure description” and the estimated distance, between the failure and testing location.

The PROFIBUS-Tester V5 allows full testing of live PROFIBUS segments with minimal influence on its operation. However, the integrated master simulator still allows bus testing, even if the PLC is not in operation and a single "suspicious" bus devices still can be checked.

Special Features

  • Built-in battery for stand-alone operation
  • Graphics display
  • Network status assessment at the push of a button (also continuous measurement)
  • Extended PC-based diagnostics
  • Generates detailed test reports describing the status of the PROFIBUS network
  • Easy to use

For long-term tests, the PROFIBUS-Tester V5 can remain “stand-alone” at the measuring location without a PC. The tool’s reliably detects and analyzes transient faults that occur sporadically.

The PROFIBUS-Tester V5 helps save “commission time” and regular preventive tests, ensures continuous reliable operation and increased plant productivity. If a problem does occur, PROFIBUS-Tester V5 is reliable and will locate the reason quickly – unplanned systems 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 included software "PROFIBUS Diagnostics Suite," creates test reports (of the current status of the PROFIBUS system) in no time and a visual/detailed analysis of the measured result on your PC

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

Optional Accessories

  • PROFIBUS-PA Adapter
    Enables the measurement of PROFIBUS-PA networks with PROFIBUS-Tester V5
    (Art.-Nr. APT5010E)
  • Reaction optimized PROFIBUS D-Sub adapter cable especially for measurement during operation
    (Art.-Nr. APT5020E)
  • Adapterset for M12-connection technology for connecting field devices with M12-connectors, including terminating resistor
    (Art.-Nr. APT5050E)
  • Digital Leakage Current Clamp
    for detection of improper shield currents resulting from earthing, equipotential bonding or EMC prob-lems, 40 - 1,000 Hz, MIN/MAX, DATA HOLD, ever-ready case, measuring cables (fits in empty compart-ment of aluminum case for PROFIBUS-Tester V5)
    (Art.-Nr. APT5070E)
  • 5 pcs. D-Sub-service adapter PROFIBUS-DP
    The D-sub service interface provides an access point for testing PROFIBUS networks if the existing D-sub connectors have no service socket or if bus stations are connected via a terminal block. It is rail mounted like a terminal block and supplied with 24 VDC by an external power source, 90° angled PROFIBUS connector with screw terminal technology and a switchable terminating resistor included
    (Art.-Nr. APT5085E)
  • 5 pcs. M12- service adapter PROFIBUS-DP
    M12 T-connector (IP68), sealing cap for service jack of T-piece and 1m PROFIBUS-DP cable with M12-jack/plug
    (Art.-Nr. APT5095E)