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ProfiTrace – Mobile PROFIBUS Combi-Analyser

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

The PROFIBUS Troubleshooting Toolkits are the ideal cases for troubleshooting and maintenance in PROFIBUS networks.

The ProfiCore Ultra and all necessary supporting products are included to help you do your work in the most efficient way possible.

Product Information

This outstanding and portable tool boosts the capabilities of service, maintenance, and engineering technicians. You can check and troubleshoot the complete PROFIBUS network with simply one software package and one 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 simple with ProfiTrace.

Product features

  • Bus monitor 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
  • Ambient conditions: isolation class: IP 20 (DIN 40 050)
  • Works with ProfiTrace V2.2.1 and higher

Application areas

  • 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
  • Education

Live List

“Colours 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 (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 ms to 500 ms
  • Voltage scale: 0.5 to 5 V per DIV
  • Multiple trigger settings
  • Bit interpretation engine

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

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

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
  • Topology Scan


“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
  • The standard layout for signatures and approvals
  • Import of company logo
  • ProfiTrace Reporting

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 bus parameters
  • 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

ProfiCore™ Ultra

  • ProfiCore Ultra USB Interface12 Mbps (all baud rates)
  • Galvanic isolated PROFIBUS interface
  • Latest RS 485 technology
  • High-speed USB 2.0 interface
  • External power supply possible if required

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We are fully committed to providing our customers with the very best products and customer service. We believe in going the extra mile to ensure that each customer is satisfied with our products and solutions. We have the experience and the reputation in the field to deliver the products customers need to expedite their projects and assure quality every step of the way.


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