Siemens Profibus

This course is designed to familiarize students with Profibus connections, troubleshooting and a 'hands-on' practical approach to reinforce the theoretical aspects of the training.  


  • Upon completing this Communication systems course from IIPD, the candidate should be able to perform the following functions at the site,  
  • Install and troubleshoot Profibus DP Networks  
  • Install and troubleshoot Profibus I/O, ET200M and ET200S  
  • Configure a CPU as a DP Master or as an Intelligent DP Slave  
  • Integrate different diagnostic software blocks into an existing program  
  •  Configure and troubleshoot S7 connections  
  • Configure and troubleshoot Send/Receive connections  

Course Outline:  

Check out the following information & Course outlines on Siemens Profibus:

Introduction to Profibus:  

  • Overview of Profibus and its applications.  
  • Comparison with other industrial communication protocols.  
  • Understanding the Profibus network architecture.  

Profibus Basics:  

  • Profibus communication layers (physical, data link, and application).  
  • Profibus network components (masters, slaves, and repeaters).  
  • Introduction to Profibus DP (Decentralized Periphery) and Profibus PA (Process Automation).  

Profibus Network Configuration:  

  • Planning and designing a Profibus network.  
  • Profibus network topologies (line, star, tree, and ring).  
  • Addressing and device identification.  

Profibus Network Installation:  

  • Guidelines for Profibus network installation.  
  • Wiring considerations and best practices.  
  • Power supply requirements.  

Profibus Device Integration:  

  • Configuring Profibus devices (masters and slaves).  
  • Adding devices to the Profibus network.  
  • Device parameterization and diagnostics.  

Profibus Communication:  

  • Configuring communication profiles (DPV0, DPV1, DPV2).  
  • Data exchange between Profibus devices.  
  • Acyclic communication for configuration and diagnostics.  

Profibus Diagnostics and Troubleshooting:  

  • Profibus diagnostic tools and software.  
  • Analyzing bus faults and troubleshooting techniques.  
  • Identifying and resolving common Profibus communication issues.  

Profibus DP and Profibus PA Integration:  

  • Understanding the differences between Profibus DP and Profibus PA.  
  • Interfacing Profibus DP and Profibus PA segments.  
  • Configuring DP/PA couplers and link devices.  

Profibus Network Commissioning:  

  • Commissioning and startup procedures for Profibus networks.  
  • Checking network health and performance.  
  • Verifying device communication and data exchange.  
  • Profibus Safety and Redundancy:  
  • Safety considerations in Profibus networks.  
  • Implementing Profisafe for safety-related communication.  
  • Redundancy and fault tolerance in Profibus networks.  

Profibus Network Maintenance:  

  • Profibus network maintenance best practices.  
  • Periodic checks and preventive measures.  
  • Updating firmware and software versions.  

Advanced Profibus Topics:  

  • Profibus diagnostics with online analyzers.  
  • Profibus integration with other communication protocols (e.g., Profinet).  
  • Profibus troubleshooting case studies.  


  • Prior experience with programming in Siemens  
  • Knowledge about Automation Systems  
  • Basic understanding of networks and Fieldbus systems  
  • Engr/Technician Level candidates  


  • One to One – Hands-on sessions  
  • On-Line Sessions(Batch)  

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