Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Diagnostics demoday!

ProfiBus Ireland held a one day demo in two sessions  on diagnosing ProfiBus networks using Procentec products.  The demo was on portable diagnostic tool Profitrace and continuous monitoring tool Combricks. Over 25 participants from industry participated on the day.
The session on Profitrace covered the basics of ProfiBus technology followed by the demo of using Profitrace, to identify issues such as missing or additional terminations, shorted or broken lines. Training kits were used to provide the participants with hands on sessions.

Second part of the demo concentrated on continuous monitoring using Combricks. A newly built demo wall consisting of ProfiBus DP, ProfiBus PA, and ProfiNet was used to highlight the operation of Combricks.  The integration of a number of different communications systems such as ProfiBus DP, ProfiBus PA, and ProfiNet was shown using Combrick’s backplane technology. Also included in the demo wall was the use of Fiber optic transmission and use of Profiswitch X5 to enable different transmission speeds on the same ProfiBus network. The participants had a opportunity to connect remotely to Combrick and see the electrical waveforms of devices, bar graphs, Email notification of faults, amongst others.



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