1 Introduction In This Chapter. . . .

1 Introduction In This Chapter. . . .
In This Chapter. . . .
— Manual Overview
— Introduction to PROFIBUS
Manual Overview
Overview of this
This manual describes the installation and
operation of the H2–PBC Profibus Slave
Base Controller. You will find the
necessary information for installing and
configuring the module for use on a
Profibus network.
The following manuals are essential to the proper use of your H2 Profibus Slave
Base Controller.
• DL205 Installation and I/O Manual part number D2–INST–M
• The PLC/PC software manual
• The PROFIBUS software (if separate) manual
• The PROFIBUS networks manual
If you have a working knowledge of the PROFIBUS network, the PROFIBUS
software and PLC or PC which you are using, this manual will help you configure and
install your H2–PBC Profibus Slave Base Controller.
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The beginning of each chapter will list the
key topics that can be found in that
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Introduction to Profibus
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
Profibus (Process Field Bus) is a vendor–independent, open field bus standard that
is supported by leading manufacturers of automation products. A host of certified
Profibus products are available, offering an array of products including sensors,
motor drives and starters, PLCs, remote I/O systems, etc.
Here are some Profibus concepts that you may find helpful.
• Profibus offers three types of profiles.
• Process Automation (PA)
• Fieldbus Message Specification (FMS) communication profile
• Decentralized Periphery (DP)
• Profibus – DP is the most frequently used communication profile.
• The H2–PBC is a DP slave
• Master and slave devices, max. 126 stations on one bus
• Connection oriented communication
• Transmission rate up to 12 Mbps
• Peer–to–peer (user data communication) or multicast (control
• Cyclic master–slave user data communication
• Control commands allow synchronization of I/O
• Methods for diagnostic and error detection are built into the system
PROFIBUS International (PI) maintains the PROFIBUS standard and provides
certification to EN 50170 and IEC 61158 standards for devices. The main purpose of
certification is to provide users with the assurance that devices from different
manufactures will work in the same network. Certification is issued by the
PROFIBUS Certification Centre in Karlsruhe, Germany.
PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V.
Haid–und–Neu–StraBe 7
D–76131 Karlsruhe
Phone ++49 721 96 58 590, Fax ++49 721 96 58 589
The PROFIBUS Trade Organization (PTO) is a member of PROFIBUS
International. For more detailed information about Profibus, visit the PTO website
where technical descriptions and Profibus specifications are available.
PROFIBUS Trade Organization
16101 N. 82nd Street, Suite 3B
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone 480–483–2456, Fax 480–483–7202
Their website is: www.profibus.com
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DP Communication Profile
The DP Communication Profile is designed for efficient data excahnge at the field
level. The central automation devices, such as PLC/PC or process control systems,
communicate through a fast serial connection with distributed field devices which
can be I/O, drives and valves, as well as measuring transducers. Data exchange
with the distributed devices is mainly cyclic.
The master controller cyclically reads the input information from the slaves and
cyclically writes the output information to the slaves. The bus cycle time should be
shorter than the program cycle time of the central automation system, which for
many applications is approximately 10 msec. In addition to cyclic user data
transmission, DP provides powerful functions for diagnostics and commissioning.
Data communication is monitored by monitoring functions on both the master and
slave side.
DP requires only about 1 msec at 12 Mbit/sec for the transmission of 512 bits of input
data and 512 bits of output data distributed over 32 stations. The chart below shows
the typical time, depending on number of stations and transmission speed.
Transmitting the input and output data in a single message cycle with DP, results in a
significant increase in speed compared to FMS.
Bus Cycle Time
500 kbps
1.5 kbps
Bus cycle time of a DP mono–master system.
For a more complete description and specification of the Profibus DP
communication profile. visit the Profibus Trade Organization web site,
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Mini Glossary
Below is a small glossary of terms used in this manual.
Only one Profibus master active on the bus during
operation of the bus system of which the
H2–PBC is a slave. This can be either a PLC
module or a card in your PC.
Several Profibus masters are connected to one
bus. These masters represent either independent
subsystems or additional configuration and
diagnostic devices.
a peripheral device (I/O devices, drives, HMI,
valves, measuring transducers) which collects
input information and sends output information to
the peripherals. The H2–PBC is a slave which is
also referred to as a controller in a Profibus
I/O sub–system.
One bus structure with a maximum of 32 stations
(master or slaves) or nodes. A maximum of 9
segments is possible with the use of repeaters.
A node. Can be a master or a slave.
An RS485 device that amplifies data signals on
bus lines and is the link between individual bus
segments. Used to increase the number of nodes
or to extend the cable lingth between two nodes.
The unique device address on a Profibus
network. There are a maximum of 126 (0–126).
The master is usually node 0.
The bus access right which is assigned to each
master within a precisely defined timeframe.
Node Address
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