ProfiTrace 2 is the most powerful analyzer for PROFIBUS fieldbus networks available. The ProfiTrace 2 PC software with the ProfiCore Ultra PROFIBUS interface module combine to create the best solution for:
The ProfiTrace 2 software package consists of base features and optional features, organized into “tabs” in the software. The hardware consists of the ProfiCore Ultra PROFIBUS interface module, and the optional tap cables (both DB9 and M12) to connect to PROFIBUS DP segments, and an optional “PA Probe” to connect to PROFIBUS PA segments.
The advanced ProfiCore Ultra is internally equipped with a high speed digital oscilloscope and is able to capture bus signals running up to the maximum PROFIBUS speed of 12 Mbps. It connects to the PC / laptop running the ProfiTrace 2 software via a USB cable.
The software is available for free download and can be freely installed on any Windows PC, but the features within ProfiTrace 2 are activated through the use of a “license file”. The license file is tied to the serial number of the ProfiCore Ultra, so in this way only the person in possession of the ProfiCore will actually be able to utilize the software features.
The ProfiTrace busmonitor tab and Overview tab are the base features included with all purchases.
The Scopeware and Bar graph tabs are available with the Scopeware option. In addition, the Network Manager tab is useful with the Scopeware feature since its primary purpose is measuring multi-segment PROFIBUS networks to create a seamless network report.
The Topology tab draws a network topology diagram of the PROFIBUS Network for 500kbps and 1.5Mbps networks, and is available with the Topology Scan option. In addition the Network Manager tab can be used to create the topology for the entire network when measuring multi-segment networks.
Lastly the ProfiCaptain tab provides the PROFIBUS Class 2 Master tool. This can be used for installation and commissioning networks, as well as for bench testing devices and advanced troubleshooting. It is available with the ProfiCaptain 2 option.
Grid Connect offers onsite training and onsite troubleshooting to customers across the USA using ProfiTrace 2 with the ProfiCore Ultra and other great PROCENTEC products. As a PROCENTEC Gold Distributor, we have the product expertise and PROFIBUS knowledge to help customers with all aspects of PROFIBUS fieldbus networks.
By itself (without the optional ScopeWare, TopologyScan and ProfiCaptain 2), ProfiTrace 2 software provides multiple "views" of your network, including the "Live List", the "Messages" view, the "Station Statistics View" and the "Data Inspection" view. This enhanced version of of the original ProfiTrace allows you to quickly find: Repeats, Fall-outs, Corrupted messages, Diagnostics, Cycle time, and more.
Station Statistics View:
Data Inspection View:
Helps you further break down captured messages into more meaningful representations.
Can be used to permanently show the latest captured data in a variety of formats and views
The optional ScopeWare is the major breakthrough in the new ProfiTrace 2 family. The oscilloscope hardware is built into the new ProfiCore Ultra, and the ScopeWare software allows you view the integrated scope right on your PC screen.
ProfiCore Ultra features:
Bar Graph Features:
The optional TopologyScan is a key feature in the ProfiTrace 2 family, allowing you to diagram your network and give you an accurate picture of where to go in your network when trouble arises. TopologyScan must be purchased with ScopeWare.
OPC Server Features:
The optional OPC Server is the latest feature in the ProfiTrace 2 family. Using the OPC Server, you can display ProfiTrace tags in a SCADA/HMI package or link it to an SMS/email client and sent a message when something happens with the PROFIBUS installation or even generate your own report in MS Word/Excel. Every application that acts as OPC client can utilize the ProfiTrace tags. It does NOT corrupt the PROFIBUS cycle time because the information comes from busmonitoring (listening).
Available Tags include:
The optional ProfiCaptain 2 software is now completely integrated within ProfiTrace 2.
Complete Package Features:
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