PROFIBUS-Tester BC-700

Product information "PROFIBUS-Tester BC-700" The effective and universally applicable diagnostics tool The PROFIBUS-Tester BC-700 is a measuring device which allows a full and reactionless testing of PROFIBUS segments during operation. Thus, even sporadic interferences are detected. Furthermore, the integrated master simulator allows testing the bus without the need for an operational readiness of the PLC. Thus, even single »suspicious« bus devices can be tested.
Manufacturer: DELTA LOGIC
SKU: 15BC-700-PB
Delivery date: 1 week

Product information "PROFIBUS-Tester BC-700"

The effective and universally applicable diagnostics tool

The PROFIBUS-Tester BC-700 is a measuring device which allows a full and reactionless testing of PROFIBUS segments during operation. Thus, even sporadic interferences are detected. Furthermore, the integrated master simulator allows testing the bus without the need for an operational readiness of the PLC. Thus, even single »suspicious« bus devices can be tested.

Perfect fields of application

  • Installation, bringing into service, documentation, acceptance and optimization of PROFIBUS networks
  • For preventive maintenance
  • Debugging and testing field devices

Varied ranges of application

On connection to a PROFIBUS-DP segment, the baudrate respectively the idle voltage is automatically detected.
The PROFIBUS-Tester BC-700 can either be operated via PC/Notebook or alternatively self-sufficiently via a four-line display and the four function keys.
The display and detail analysis of the measuring results is effected on the PC with the free operating software PB DIAG Suite.
With the PROFIBUS-Tester BC-700, bringing into service times can be reduced. Later in service, the plant availability can be ensured and therefore be increased due to regular preventive testings. And if there are interferences anyway the PROFIBUS-Tester BC-700 will locate the problem fast and securely. In this way, an unscheduled idleness can at least highly be reduced.

Convincing and varied

The PROFIBUS-Tester BC-700 provides extra-reliable measuring results by what field bus problems can simply and securely be detected and solved. It is the first measuring device which differs accurately if there are physical problems, e.g. with cables or connectors, or if there is a communication problem with the PLC or a bus device.

Technical highlights

  • Supporting simultaneous protocol analysis and diagnostics of the signal quality of all bus devices
  • Device-relevant measuring of the signal characteristics with integrated storage oscilloscope
  • Detection of the electric signal quality of the single bus devices
  • Telegram decryption for FDL, DP-V0, DP-V1, DP-V2
  • Comprehensive online analysis of all essential parameters of a PROFIBUS network
  • Free, intuitively operable software PB DIAG Suite (Easy-To-Use)
  • Comfortable creation of testing and acceptance protocols
  • Self-sufficient recording without PC is possible

Functionality of the test tools

 Test  functions
PROFIBUS Tester BC-600-PBPROFIBUS Tester BC-700-PB
 Test features
Battery poweredX
Graphical color displayX
Galvanic isolationXX
Suitable for PROFIBUS PA Adapter (MPB)X
Master simulatorXX
Trigger Input/OutputXX
 Stand-alone mode without PC
Test with results
Bus statusXX
Signal analysisXX
Station localization (Topology)X
Oszilloscopeoptional
Cable testX
Recording
Quick testX
TrendX
Operation with PC and PROFIBUS Diagnostics Suite
Network status
Quick and User-controlled testXX
Overview Bus physics and communicationXX
Protocol analysisXX
Signal analysis (EIA-485)XX
Signal analysis (MPB)optional
TopologyXX
Trend
Signal qualityXX
Critical eventsXX
Experten mode
Frame recordingXX
OszilloscopeXX
Test reportXX

Delivery scope

The BC-700 carrying case contains:

  • Measurement device with RS485 interface
  • Rechargeable battery pack (internal battery)
  • Wide-range power supply with European and US mains power cables
  • RS485 D-sub adapter cable BC-600-PB-CB-DSUB-2 “Standard” (cable petrol blue, light connector) for PROFIBUS DP
  • USB cable, 2 m
  • Terminal block for trigger input/output
  • CD-ROM with driver software, PC software and detailed integrated help system in English and German
  • Documentation for BC-700 and for the PROFIBUS Diagnostics Suite PC software

Technical Details

Weight in kgCa. 0.45 (measuring device without cable)
Ca. 3.9 (complete device case, without accessories)
Dimensions (W x H x D) in mm35 x 170 x 110 (measuring device without cable)
Supply voltageVia included external AC adaptor (100 VAC to 240 VAC 50/60 Hz) or direct connection to 24 VDC ±20 % approx. 0.5 A
Power consumptionCa. 500 mA
Operating temperature5 °C to 50 °C
Allowed relative humidity10 % to 90 % (no bedewing)
Connection to the PC480 Mbps (USB 2.0), galvanically isolated, self-powered device
Protection typeIP 20
Topology scanActive, maximum distance 230 m, accuracy ±2 m
Oscillogram displayTest range ±5 V, resolution 40 mV, sampling rate 192 MSamples/s, for signal details 2400 sampled points, for oscillogram analysis 8192 sampled points
Signal analysisPROFIBUS DP, DP-V1, FMS and MPI; signal quality index 0 to 5000 determined from signal waveform as well as signal/noise ratio and rise time, signal sampling with 8/16 samples per bit
Protocol and frame analysisPROFIBUS DP and DP-V1, automatic baudrate detection 9.6 kbps up to 12 Mbps
TriggerIN: Pulse L = 0 to 0.8 V, H = 2.4 to 24 V
OUT: Pulse H = 5 V
Device operationVia PC/Notebook or alternatively via four-line display and four function keys