PROFIBUS Diagnostics Training

As any engineer responsible for keeping a PROFIBUS network fully functioning and well maintained knows, one of the biggest contributing factors to down-time can be pin-pointing not only WHAT the problem is, but WHERE it is located - especially on larger networks.

This is when the PROFIBUS Tester 5 comes into its own - a hand-held diagnostic tool that is a fast, reliable way to start to get your network back up and running.

Alongside the PROFIBUS Tester 5, the TH Link for PROFIBUS is the perfect companion to the tester and allows you to view the network from afar and predict when maintenance may be required, thus avoiding the breakdown.

This one-day course will ensure that you really get to grips with using these useful tools and getting the most out of them on a day-to-day basis.


During the course we will cover: 

  • An introduction to PROFIBUS networks, design & theory
  • Typical failures in a network
  • Some details on what mysterious things might be interfering with your network
  • The role of permanent monitoring
  • Different types of network test including:
    • Cable checking
    • Topology creation
    • Live status checking
    • Signal quality analysis for DP and MBP (PA) segments
    • Collecting quick tests for analysis later
    • Live testing on the PROFIBUS network
    • Frame recording and a brief analysis (a topic than could cover a day on it's own!)
  • Analysis of the tests both on the device and PC software

Time allowing, we will also spend time analysing your own network to get hands-on experience with the tolls on your own network.

Venues and dates

We can arrange to carry out this training at your own site*, or alternatively the course can be held at the Hitex UK office in Coventry:

Millburn Hill Road
University of Warwick Science Park

Full directions can be found here.

How to book

Hitex-based courses
The training costs £200 per person per day when held in our training facility in Coventry. To book this please click HERE.

Off-site courses
Courses held at your site are charged at £300 per person per day* and also includes some time analysing your network. To arrange training at your site, please contact Dave Tomlin to arrange a quote and discuss your needs.

Both courses are run for a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 8.


*any training held at a site other than Hitex (UK) in Coventry will be subject to mileage and other standard expenses depending on location.