ProfiCaptain - DP master platform
ProfiCaptain is a PC based PROFIBUS DP master that has been designed for applications like: I/O tests, commissioning, parameterization and demonstrations. It fills the gaps that other products leave open and makes working with PROFIBUS a lot easier, faster and more fun.
The main platform is a configuration environment in which the user can setup his slaves with the respective modules and parameters. After setting up the network, the user puts them online without compilation or download. The I/Os can simply be watched and manipulated. If needed, class 2 functions can be used on all addresses in the network, even if they are not configured or belong to another master. The software runs on the USB communication processor (ProfiCore) that is the same as the Analyzer.
- I/O testing and address setting for
- Manual override for process operators
- Product testing for integrators
- Product evaluation
- Product demonstration
This tool has been developed because of high investments in hardware and software just to test, evaluate or demonstrate PROFIBUS products (PLCs, PC cards, power supplies and cables). If people have the means to invest, than not all communication functions are available and it requires knowledge about tools and programming. ProfiCaptain is a perfect solution for a small and easy to handle master system.