PROFIBUS Maintenance Book
This book is an invaluable guide to Faultfinding, Maintenance and Monitoring of PROFIBUS DP Networks
"How to avoid downtime and keep your network in optimum condition."
Since PROFIBUS is a very mature technology none of the typical main failure modes result from a deep technical problem. Often the real problem is simply a faulty connector or rogue terminator.
However finding the root of the problem on a real network can be exceptionally difficult. The Fieldbus may only occasionally malfunction or errors may appear in an unrelated part of the network.
Long term earthing faults may be slowly damaging network nodes creating a general distrust of the whole network. In this section I want to look at some specialist tools that make diagnosing and locating faults as easy as possible.
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