The PNT – PROFINET Tool is a first-class PROFINET PC analyser for active as well as passive diagnostics of stations and bus communication. It offers unmatched features at an unbeatable price. The analyser supports comprehensive network analysis, report generation, multiple languages including Czech and a hardware key.
The PNT – PROFINET Tool is a top quality software analyser for PROFINET IO RT / IRT networks and communications. It provides you with all the essential information about the health of your PROFINET network. At an unbeatable price, you'll get a program that carries out automatic PROFINET diagnostics, warns you about all problems on the network and provides a diagnostic report. It supports analysis via SNMP requests (active diagnostics), analysis via a switch's mirror port and analysis via the TAP adapter (passive diagnostics).
The program comes with a hardware key that enables you to install the software on any number of computers. Your PROFINET network can be measured only from the computer that the hardware key is plugged into. However, diagnostics results can be viewed offline on other computers without having to have a licence.
The program supports multiple languages and enables you to switch between them while running. It's currently the only software for comprehensive PROFINET communication diagnostics that supports Czech. All analyses can be printed out, exported to MS Excel and compared to other analyses performed earlier.
How to use the PNT – PROFINET Tool to carry out PROFINET diagnostics:
Connect your computer to the PROFINET network in one of the following ways:
Connect the Ethernet cable to a free port on any switch.
Connect the Ethernet cable to a free port on the switch that the PLC (IO-Controller) is connected to. Set the PLC's port as monitored port and your computer's port as mirror port.
Via the TAP adapter that you connect between the PLC and the rest of the network.
Run network diagnostics in the PNT – PROFINET Tool. Depending on the size of the network, it will take from 1 to 15 minutes.
Check the diagnostics results and generate a report.
What information about the network/communication will the PNT – PROFINET Tool provide?
ANALYSIS VIA FREE PORT
1. A LIST OF PROFINET STATIONS
A list of PROFINET stations on the network including their names, IP addresses, MAC addresses, subnet masks, types, etc. You can rewrite the name and IP address of any IO-Device.
A list of non-PROFINET stations on the network including their IP addresses, MAC addresses and manufacturer's names.
2. NETWORK TOPOLOGY
A list of all PROFINET stations on the network and their neighbouring stations (stations must support the LLDP), a graphical layout showing connected stations for each station, plus a general graphical layout of the PROFINET topology.
3. FAULTS AND BUS COMMUNICATION
Communication statistics for each station on the network (i.e. the number of packets for both ports, the number of corrupted packets for both ports, uptime for a given station). In/out data traffic for each port (Mbps) including colour warning when traffic exceeds 1 Mbps.
4. A CHECK ON A GIVEN DEVICE
An online check on a given device including data traffic on both ports (IN/OUT) and the number of IN/OUT packets.
5. HW & SW INFORMATION
A list of PROFINET stations, plus such information as IP addresses, MAC addresses, slot/subslot status, manufacturer's Product IDs, serial numbers, FW/HW versions, etc.
ANALYSIS VIA MIRROR PORT/TAP ADAPTER
1. LIVELIST – AN ONLINE LIST OF AVAILABLE STATIONS
A list of stations including their IP addresses, MAC addresses, names, types, station status, communication cycles (ms), alarms and filtering by station status.
2. COMMUNICATION GRAPH
A general graph showing traffic load on the network, PROFINET communication and other communication (Mbit/s).
3. PROFINET ALARMS
A list of all alarms recorded on the network including filtering by alarm type.
4. COMMUNICATION LOG
Saving PROFINET messages to a file (commonly 30 seconds) or saving them to a file with a message recording trigger set – the file can be displayed as a graph or opened in Wireshark.
5. STATION COMMUNICATION CYCLE & JITTER (OFF-LINE)
The PNT – PROFINET Tool enables you to create a table with all stations, showing stations' communication cycles, jitter (for Analysis via the TAP adapter only), data traffic, minimum and maximum values, etc.
PNT – PROFINET Analyzer
Installation file for PROFINET analyzer software. The program can be used for records offline viewing - otherwise the USB license is required.
PNT – manual
Quick start for work with PNT PN Tool PROFINET Network Analysis Tool.
PNT – validation examples PROFINET
Example of validation from CSMT experts
PNT – datasheet
PNT – quick start
Quick start manual
Analysis of PROFINET networks of any size
Maximum number of devices that can be analyzed with a single acquisition: 2500 devices
Supported operating systems: Windows XP with Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Minimum requirements: PC with Windows XP and 1 GB RAM
Network TAP (Test Access Point) supported (optional):
ProfiTap, ProfiShark 100 M, ProfiShark 1G, Kunbus TAP