Profibus tester with enhanced feature set

September 21, 2014 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
The BC-700-PB from Softing is a tool designed for testing and troubleshooting of Profibus installations. In its latest version it comes with additional functionalities; for instance it can be used to test cables.

Vendor Softing highlights the BC-700-PB's capabilities as cable tester. "Hitherto, field technicians had to buy and use diagnosis tools and cable tester separately", says product manager Heiko Nickel. "The BC-700-PB is the first battery-operated tester to combine the functionality of the Profibus Physical Layer, communications, and cable testing in one product." In connection with the related PC software, the product offers the functionality of a storage oscilloscope, signal tester, protocol analyser, master simulator, and cable tester.

The tester features an intuitive usage concept and user interface. For this reasons, even less experienced users quickly achieve meaningful results. For field bus experts, the related PC software contains a multitude of additional features and functions supporting measurement execution as well as data analysis and organisation.

The BC-700-PB will be on display at Softing's booth at the SPS/IPC/Drives trade fair in November.