Profibus Troubleshooting & Diagnostic Device

Supports PROFIBUS cable testing, physical signal & protocol analysis

The PROFIBUS Tester 5 (BC-700-PB) is a powerful diagnostic and troubleshooting tool for testing the cables, measuring the signals and analyzing the communication of PROFIBUS networks. It is battery-powered and provides a graphical display, allowing for quick results when working in stand-alone mode. Optionally, also PROFIBUS PA network can be analyzed. In addition, the BC-700-PB supports the export of test results for advanced analysis.

"All our testing with the PROFIBUS Tester 5 took under an hour, including the time it took for us to figure out the functions we were going to use. We were able to get a machine back to 100% capacity that was running an extremely time sensitive job for a customer that was in immediate need of parts.”

~ Charles Comeau, Controls Engineer, Alpha Grainger

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Overview

Test PROFIBUS Cable, Signals, and Data, All-In-One Handheld Tester

  • Combination of PROFIBUS signal tester, oscilloscope, protocol analyzer, master simulator and cable tester functionality in a single handheld diagnostic tool
  • Includes stand-alone mode plus extended PC-based diagnostics
  • Suited for PROFIBUS installation, setup, commissioning, documentation, acceptance testing, network optimization, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting as well as laboratory tests
  • Ideal for first time users as well as for PROFIBUS specialists

Highly Mobile PROFIBUS Tester for Testing Even Without a Laptop

  • Battery-powered operation; testing while unplugged reduces risk of ground loops
  • Graphical display provides easy-to-understand presentation of test results
  • Comprehensive network tests are built-in to PROFIBUS Tester 5 without requiring a laptop PC

Enhanced Diagnostic Features in the Analytical Software

  • Many additional features for executing, analyzing and managing PROFIBUS tests (Trend, Topology Scan, Master Simulator, Oscilloscope, Frame Analyzer)
  • Quick Test and User-Controlled Test for easy network status assessment at the push of a button
  • Generation of test reports describing the actual status of the PROFIBUS installation

Optional Measuring Adapter for MBP (Manchester Coded Bus Powered) Signals

  • Specific signal analysis supporting MBP Physics (feeding voltage, signal deviation, signal polarity, bitrate divergence)
  • Complete protocol analysis directly at the PROFIBUS PA segment

Order Information

Scope of Delivery 
HardwarePROFIBUS Tester 5 (BC-700-PB), power supply unit 100 VAC ... 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz with connecting cables for Europe and USA, adaptor cables, carrying case, measuring adapter BC-700-H1, measuring cable set (for PROFIBUS PA option)
SoftwarePROFIBUS Diagnostics Suite (PC software for Windows on CD-ROM)
PROFIBUS Tester 5 (BC-700-PB) upgrade license (on CD-ROM, for PROFIBUS PA option)
DocumentationDevice manual, “Getting Started“ manual
Order Numbers 
DDL-NL-006018PROFIBUS Tester 5 + Oscilloscope Option + PA-Option (+ cable set)
DDL-NN-006012PROFIBUS Tester 5 + Oscilloscope Option
DDL-NL-006016PROFIBUS Tester 5 + PA-Option (+ cable set)
Additional Products and Services
DDA-NN-006014PROFIBUS Tester 5 (BC-700-PB)
LRA-NN-006017Double license Oscilloscope Option + PA-Option (+ cable set)
LRA-NN-006011License Oscilloscope Option
DDL-NL-006010License PA-Option (+ cable set)
ACA-NN-006033D-Sub to M12 adapter set with T-piece and M12 bus termination for PROFIBUS DP
DDA-ZZ-004010Digital Fieldbus Leakage Current Clamp for Locating EMC Problems, 40 ..1000 Hz, MIN/MAX, Data Hold, Measuring Cables, supplied in a Handy Case (fi ts in Empty Compartment of Carrying Case)
ACL-NN-006037D-Sub Service Interface with Active Bus Termination and 90° Angled Connector for PROFIBUS DP
ACA-NN-006034M12 Service Interface for PROFIBUS DP, Comprising M12 T-Piece, End Cap and M12 Connection Cable (1 m)
ACA-NN-006031EIA-485 D-Sub adapter cable for testing operational networks with reduced influence on segment operation

Accessories

Fieldbus Shield Digital Leakage Current Clamp - Locating EMC Problems

Measures leakage currents, e.g. leakage and fault currents, and current pick-up of instruments without breaking the circuit. Measurements according to DIN VDE 0701/0702 and the German BetrSichV (BGV A3, VBG 4).

  • Reliably Detects Even Very Small Improper Shield Currents Resulting from EMC Problems.

Functionality

  • Leakage current measurement
  • Differential current measurement
  • Voltage and resistance measurement
  • Frequency range for AC current / voltage 40 Hz...1 kHz
  • Acoustical continuity test
  • MIN/MAX and relative value measurement
  • Manual selection of the measurement range
  • Integrated data hold
  • Additional analog bar graph display
  • Clamp opening 30 mm
  • Auto power off

Included in Package

Digital leakage current clamp, 2 batteries 1.5 V IEC LR6, carrying case, measuring cables (1 x red, 1 x black) and user manual.

Order Number

DDA-ZZ-004010

D-Sub Service Interface for PROFIBUS DP

Application example:

Interface for Providing an Access Point to Test PROFIBUS Networks if the D-sub Connectors have no Service Socket or if the Devices are Connected via Terminal Block

Provides an access point for testing PROFIBUS networks if the D-sub connectors have no service socket or if the stations are connected via terminal block.

  • Allows Testing the Bus During Operation
  • Exchange of Bus Devices at the Beginning or End of the Bus Without Causing Problems on the Bus

Application

The service interface is top hat rail mounted. An external 24 VDC power source is required for power supply to the terminating resistor in the PROFIBUS connector included in the package. The service interface can thus be used as an active bus termination at the beginning or end of the bus. If the PLC allows dropping and adding bus stations on the live bus, the service interface offers the possibility to exchange the first and last bus stations without causing problems on the bus.

Included in Package

PBMB adapter and 90° angled PROFIBUS connector with switchable terminating resistor, strain relief and screw terminal technology.

Order Number

BC-PBMB-PB-S

Downloads

Product Insert BC-PB-MB-PB-S

M12 Service Interface for PROFIBUS DP

Application example:

Interface for Providing an Access Point to Test PROFIBUS Networks With M12 Connectors

Provides an access point for testing PROFIBUS networks with M12 connectors.

  • Allows Testing the Bus During Operation

Application

The service interface is inserted between two bus stations. When not in use, the service output of the T piece is closed with an end cap. At baud rates of 1.5 Mbit/s or higher, use the supplied cable to ensure that the required minimum distance between bus stations is maintained.

Included in Package

T piece (protection class IP68) with end cap and a 1 m DP cable fitted with a male/female M12 connector on each end.

Order Number

BC-M12DP-PB

Downloads

Product Insert BC-M12DP-PB

 

 

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