In partnership with Procentec, I S Systems has released Version 2.8 of ProfiTrace.
The salient feature of this latest ProfiTrace version is the introduction of an Overview tab.
It contains a new 3-colour "traffic light" symbol, as well as a “network summary” table to give the user an at a glance view of the health and status of the Profibus Network.
Managers and junior technicians who may have limited Profibus skills or experience will thus get a better insight into the condition of the network without getting blurred with too many details.
The colours of the traffic light are based on the bus statistics and signal quality. ProfiTrace experts will also find the traffic light useful and appreciate it for a quick check-up during long term logging or commissioning.
As with previous releases of ProfiTrace, this latest version is a free of charge download for registered ProfiTrace users.
According to I S Systems, ProfiTrace is considered the beacon for Profibus commissioning, troubleshooting and maintenance.
Typical failures such as noise, reflections, voltage drops, termination problems, double addresses, wire breaks and configuration faults are easily identified.
Random errors such as overshoots, error telegrams, repeats and diagnostics can also be captured and logged. The results can be exported to detailed reports which are accepted by the industry.