Unified diagnostic concept for industrial networks
A trendsetting, unified diagnostics concept that features a combination of remote monitoring and central analysis has been developed.
The diagnostics concept was developed for a global market and in close cooperation with leading competence centres, automation suppliers and end users. The solution is available for the leading networks PROFIBUS, PROFINET and Industrial Ethernet; further networks such as Ethernet IP are in progress. An accompanying field test provided essential feedback with regard to robustness, performance and functional detail enhancements.
- It is crucial that any network problem can be diagnosed easily and reliably.
- The most useful diagnostic systems are permanent, rather than reactive.
- A diagnostic tool is available that will cover around 70% of current fieldbus systems.
One for all: A unified diagnostics concept for all industrial networks
By S Himstedt, Trebing + Himstedt
Electricity+Control, August 2011 (pgs 4 – 6)