Flexible PROFIBUS Interface for Mobile Applications
Quickly connected to a notebook and ideal for flexible use on different PCs, PROFIusb connects applications on the PC with a PROFIBUS network. As a DP Master Class 2, PROFIusb provides the basis for typical parameterization and maintenance tools. PROFIusb can also perform active control functions as a DP Master Class 1 or via the lowest protocol level (FDL).
Easy, Convenient and Reliable
PROFIusb is very simple and easy to use. To install this compact, rugged device all you do is plug it into the USB port on your PC. The interface runs entirely on USB power so that no external power supply is needed. Thanks to an active electronic coupler inside the bus cable, the connected PROFIBUS segment is not extended. This reliably eliminates disturbances caused by reflections.
Rapidly Integrated Using the Right Software Interface
Using the PROFIBUS API, PROFIusb can be operated directly from the application. Commented sample programs show how this is done. A matching Softing OPC Server, which is available as an optional standard interface, quickly and easily connects any application that has an integrated OPC client. Typical applications include visualization, SCADA or MES systems. FDT compliant parameterization tools use the PROFIdtm Communication DTM from Softing as a link to PROFIusb. Used with the free STEP7 driver, the device can also provide a PG/PC adapter for programming Siemens controllers.