Diagnostics software

Softing introduces Analyzer PRO, an enhanced version of the PROFINET commissioning and diagnostics tool Analyzer IE: it allows the measurement of passive parameters that give a more detailed insight into the network. Analyzer PRO includes a TAP (Terminal Access Point) device called profiTap, which records network communication such as jitter, load ratio and device update rate. These so-called passive parameters cannot be determined via actively communicating to devices. With the help of profiTap, all packets traveling to and from the controller are analyzed and network communication is recorded. Eventually, the parameters are integrated in the acceptance report. Analyzer PRO combines Softing’s products TH SCOPE software and TH LINK PC. It monitors and diagnoses the health of industrial networks so that field devices continue to communicate with PLCs. It is tailored to the needs of maintenance and production operations and requires no IT or network expertise on the part of the user. EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP and PROFIBUS are also supported.