|PROCENTEC is an accredited PROFIBUS Test Laboratory
for the certification of PROFIBUS devices. In our laboratory
vendors can have their products tested on PROFIBUS compatibility.
Based upon the positive test reports from the laboratory, PROFIBUS
International issues certificates for the tested devices.
A PROFIBUS certificate is more than a marketing argument for
the manufacturer: It stands for the quality of a product. Many
end-users only use certified products in their plants. Thus,
a certificate is often the reason why a certain product is
chosen. Currently, more than 1500 PROFIBUS products are certified,
so that the end-users can choose from a great variety of products.
The basic tests which are executed at the PROFIBUS Test Laboratory
are described in detail in the Test Specifications for PROFIBUS
DP slaves and PA Field Instruments. The test specifications
can be downloaded for free for all PI members or
obtained from PROFIBUS International.
|Full service formula
have a team of experienced engineers and testers to support
the client. We test the device according to standardized test
specifications, but also give recommendations and advice about
the device on end-user level.
We can also support the client at the start of the development
with consulting services, protocol stacks, product development,
development tools and even ASICs.
adjustments and software updates
Sometimes we discover errors in the hardware or software
of the device. In those cases we try to solve the error at
our location to save precious time for the client. It's our
strategy to support the client as much as possible. If an
engineer is present during the testing, he has the opportunity
to benefit from the knowledge of the experts at PROCENTEC.
We have all kinds of components
(ASICs, active and passive components) on stock, soldering/de-soldering
equipment and specialised personnel who can do hardware adjustments
for the client. The necessary equipment is available to update
EPROMs or Flash.
and electrical test
and software test
We start with the hardware test because this element is the
most critical test procedure. When the hardware is approved,
software updates are easily to do. Some clients certify the
product on hardware first so that they know the hardware is
correct and that they can proceed with the software development,
without losing precious time during final certification.
Required days for the specific implementations
| Simple DP slave
| Standard DP slave
| DP-V1 slave
||SPC3, DPC31, VPC3+C
(VPC3+B is not tested anymore!)-
|RS 485 hardware test
| Simple PA slave (compact device)-
|MBP hardware test
|5 steps to get a PROFIBUS certificate
for your product
| Step 1 - Test Request
Fill in the "Test Request
Form" to specify:
protocol (DP-V0, DP-V1, PA, profiles, etc.)
ASIC (LSPM2, SPC3, VPC3+C, SPC4, etc.)
We will answer your request as soon as possible by sending
a test contract by e-mail or fax in which you can find our
conditions and prices. We will also inform you about our next
possible test date.
Step 2 - Register the device
Register the device at PROFIBUS
International to obtain an "Ident Number".
Step 3 - Preparations
When all conditions meet your schedule, you send us
a filled in test contract by fax or post. When we have received
the test contract we will book the desired test date and send
you a document with the requirements to perform the test. A
week before the test date the necessary items required for
the test must be received by us:
product in the form as it will be sold.
and explanations required to understand the product (manual
would be best).
of the bus interface unit (From the PROFIBUS-ASIC to the connector).
of the assigned Ident Number from the PNO.
device specific GSD file.
of conformity of the manufacturer, that the device under test
fulfils the safety- and interference immunity standards (e.g.,
VDE 01060, EN 50082, UL 1950, UL 508, IEC 80x, ...).
4 - Testing the device
We will test your device and give feedback about the
Step 5 - Apply for a certificate
When the test is finished and every aspect has been
approved, we post you a test report, which has to be forwarded to
PROFIBUS International. Based upon the test report, PROFIBUS
International issues a certificate for the tested device.