PROFINET is based on the international Ethernet cabling standard (ISO11801). The cables are tested in compliance with this standard.
Set the test profile below in the measuring instrument to test the cables installed in a PROFINET network.
- ISO/IEC 11801 Edition 2.0, connector min. Category 5
In this example, LANTEK and LANTEK II from IDEAL are used to test the cables in the PROFINET network.
Use the latest firmware of the LANTEK and LANTEK II measuring instruments.
How to do a firmware update is described in the measuring instrument manual.
The latest firmware of the LANTEK and LANTEK II measuring instruments is available for downloading on the home page of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC or together with the software update of the IDEAL DataCENETER.
You need the accessories below for measuring with LANTEK and LANTEK II.
- LANTEK CAT6 or CAT6A Universal Adapter
You need the additional accessories below depending on the system to be measured.
||IDEAL Test Set
||IE Connecting Cable
M12-180/IE FC RJ45 Plug-145 (2m, for example)
|IE Connecting Cable M12-180/M12-180 (2m, for example)
|IE FC TP Standard Cable GP 4x2 (2m, for example) and
IE FC RJ45 Plug 4x2
Make the settings below on LANTEK or LANTEK II prior to cable testing.
- Setting to save test details
- Assignment of name for the measurement
- Create a project
- Perform a null measurement
Setting to save test details
Make the settings below on LANTEK and LANTEK II in order to save the details of each measurement.
||Select the "Test Standards" option in the main menu.
||Select the "ISO" menu.
||Select the "Twisted Pair Channel" menu.
||In the "Twisted Pair Channel" menu you mark the "ISO D STP 2nd Chan" option and press <F2> to create.
||Select the "Pin selection" item.
||Deselect the items below and press <ENTER>:
||Select the "Customer-specific name/NVP" menu and and press <ENTER>.
||In the "Customer-specific name/NVP" menu you enter a name, "PROFINET CHANNEL", for example.
You can set the NVP value for the SIEMENS SIMATIC NET cable types.
Press <F4> to save the settings.
Assignment of name for the measurement
Proceed as described below to assign a name for the measurement.
||Select the "Cable ID" option in the main menu.
||Select the "Select Cable ID" menu.
||In the "Select Cable ID" menu you enter the cable name and current value. Confirm the settings with <ENTER>.
You also have the option of creating a project or job. Proceed as follows.
||Select the "Stored Tests" option in the main menu.|
||Press <F2> to open the options and select the "New Job" item.|
Enter a name for the job and press <ENTER> to apply the setting. All measurements are now stored in that folder.
||Optionally you can assign a name to each end of the link. For this you select the "Double Cable ID" option.|
||Optionally you can select the following settings in the menu "Settings > Autotest Preferences":
- You can switch off the "Simple Cable ID" option. In this way you can use more complex automatic numbering like 21A, 21B.
- If you enable the "Stop on Fail" option, then the tester stops the test as soon as the first failure is discovered.
- If you enable the "AutoSave" option, any passed AUTOTEST results are automatically named and saved.
- If you enable the "Auto Increment" option, the counter is incremented automatically with each passed measurement.
Run a field calibration if:
- No field calibration has been performed in the last 7 days. The user has received a message informing that a field calibration is required.
- The test adapter has been replaced.
- A patch cable has been replaced.
To perform the field calibration in RJ45 systems, follow the instructions of the IDEAL Set 1019-00-1116. The instructions are included in the Set.
Proceed as described below to perform a field calibration in M12 systems.
Perform the steps below with an RJ45 patch cable.
||Use the arrow keys to navigate to the "Field Calibration" display and press <ENTER> to open the job list.
The patch cables for the Display Handset (DH) and Remote Handset (RH) must not be mixed up and are to be used as such for cable testing.
We recommend that you mark the patch cables accordingly.
||Connect the Display Handset (DH) and Remote Handset (RH) as shown in the figure on the display with the RJ45 patch cable.
Press <Start> softkey to start field calibration.
||Leave the RJ45 patch cable plugged in and press the <Start> softkey again.
||Now disconnect the Display Handset (DH) and the Remote Handset (RH).|
Perform the steps below with an RJ45/M12 patch cable.
||Connect an RJ45/M12 patch cable to the Display Handset (DH).|
||On the Display Handset (DH) press the <Start> softkey to start the last step of the field calibration.
||Connect the second RJ45/M12 patch cable for the Remote Handset (RH) to the Remote Handset (RH).|
||On the Remote Handset (RH) press <Autotest> to start the last step of the field calibration.|
||Press <ENTER> to confirm the settings.
If the latest version of the firmware is not available, you can set ISO 11801 Class D Channel, twisted pair shielded.
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