We are 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.
Certified PROFIBUS products
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
We 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.
Hardware 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.
5 steps to get a PROFIBUS certificate for your product
PROCENTEC has a 5 step program to get a PROFIBUS certificate for your products. If you want to know how this works please view below page and follow all steps.
First things first
We start with the hardware test because this element is the most critical test procedure. When the hardware is approved, software updates are easy 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.
- Schematic check
- Hardware and electrical test
- Protocol and software test
- GSD file check
- Multi-vendor test/Interoperability test
- Manual check
Required days for the specific implementations
|Device type||ASIC example||Test time|
|Simple DP slave||LSPM2||2 days|
|Standard DP slave||SPC3, VPC3+C||3 days|
|DP-V1 slave||SPC3, DPC31, VPC3+C||4 days|
|RS 485 hardware test||1.5 days|
|Simple PA slave (compact device)||DPC31, SPC4||6 days|
|MBP hardware test||2 days|
For more information about Product Certification please contact our Service & Support desk.