ProfiTrace Training


Course duration: 1 day


This free training is fully concentrated on ProfiTrace 2. The main goal is to master the ProfiTrace platform to be able to quickly identify what is a good and what is a bad network?. 


In a full day, the participants will learn how to use ProfiTrace in order to analyse, localise and solve PROFIBUS faults. With a hands-on approach, the participants will put theory into practice.


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Course Outline


Theory subjects:
  • Structure of the ProfiTrace software

  • Structure of the ProfiCore Ultra and PA Probe hardware

  • Contents of the Troubleshooting Toolkits

  • Software installation procedure and upgrades

  • License structure

  • Connecting the ProfiCore to a DP and PA network

  • Live List (colours, ID numbers, names)

  • The definition of statistics (retries, syncs, lost, etc.)

  • The measurement principle of the Bar graph and the Topology scan

  • DP and PA oscilloscope (termination problems, short circuits, noise, AC/DC)

  • Network manager


Practical exercises:
  • Installing the software

  • Installing a license

  • Installing GSD files

  • Live List

  • Statistics


Message recording
  • Recording messages

  • Triggering, capturing and filtering

  • Saving and exchanging files


Signal analysis
  • Oscilloscope and Bar graph

  • Generating reports


  • Generating the network topology (passive- and running installation)

  • I/O and device testing with ProfiCaptain (passive- and running installation)



We limit training groups to a maximum of 8 people. Training will only take place if more than 4 people have booked.



The Johannesburg based course will be run from the IDX offices in Fourways.