PROFIBUS Troubleshooting with Exam for Certified PROFIBUS Installer (2 days)
Softing Industial Automation GmbH: Haar / Nürnberg




Eliminating production process problems which arise due to disruptions in the exchange of data via PROFIBUS is a very complex task. Unnecessarily long downtimes also result in high costs. The correct installation of PROFIBUS components is the first step for an undisturbed communication. Additionally, a structured approach to identifying errors can help eliminate avoidable downtimes, increase communication stability and thus prevent future problems.

Softing's PROFIBUS Competence Center, which is certified by PROFIBUS International (PI), offers practical training which provides a compact introduction to the basics of PROFIBUS. The training concerns all aspects of a correct PROFIBUS installation and focuses on the physical and logical analysis of a PROFIBUS network. Mobile analysis tools such as PROFIBUS Tester 4 (BC-600-PB) and PROFIBUS Monitor (BC-502-PB) are used for this task. On top, the training includes the examen to become Certified PROFIBUS Installer.




Basic elements of PROFIBUS DP and PA


  • Device types
  • Correct cabling, configuration and commissioning
  • Communication process


Physical analysis of DP and PA networks

  • General statements on the bus state (“Is the bus stable?“)
  • Reliable detection and elimination of physical problems
  • Creation of an acceptance certificate


Logical analysis of PROFIBUS communication

  • Analysis of PROFIBUS frames and diagnostics
  • Correction/optimization of PROFIBUS parameters and baud rate
  • Use of filters / triggers to identify sporadic errors


EMC compliant installation and grounding concepts

  • Detection and elimination of EMC problems
  • Prevention of EMC issues already during project planning and configuration


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Softing Industrial Automation GmbH
Richard-Reitzner-Allee 6
85540 Haar
By: Stella Peng