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PROFIdrive - Test Specification



PROFIdrive is a PROFIBUS and PROFINET profile for Motion Control devices, to have a standardized behavior and interface (access technique to drive data), independent from a manufacturer.

Depending on drive types the minimum supported functionality of PROFIBUS or PROFINET is mentioned as well as the usage of that functionality.

That minimum functionality and the defined usage is to be checked at a profile test. Also the supported optional functionality according to the profile is to be tested.




Certificate mandatory for all PROFINET-based PI profiles from 01/01/2022


The certifying test of the PROFINET devices is an essential component of PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) quality assurance. This leads to compliant and interoperable devices in the machines and plants. The profiles are integral parts of the device applications and determine the accessible information and part of the device behavior. Therefore, the certifying test will also be mandatory for the missing profiles PROFIdrive and  Encoder from 01/01/2022. The certifying test for the PA profile will get mandatory as soon as available. The corresponding stipulations were made in the new version of the document "How to get a certificate for a PROFINET device" (Order No .: 2.922n V1.9 from June 2021). The document is part of the PN test bundle.


Version: 2.0
Order No.: 2.382
Language: English


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12/01/2023 TestSpec-PROFIdrive_2382_V20_Aug22.pdf pdf 1 MB