PI Testlab

Consulting, Technology Transfer, Certification

Consulting, Technology Transfer, Certification

ifak has been running an authorized PI test laboratory since 1998. In this role interoperability tests for devices supporting PROFINET RT/IRT, PROFIBUS DP, PROFIBUS PA and PROFIsafe are offered. The test results are the pre-requisite for granting PI certificates.

Test enables Confidence

As a device manufacturer you can demonstrate the high quality of your product to your clients by means of a PROFINET and PROFIBUS certificate respect­tively! The market success of a product strongly depends on its proven qualitative characteristics. The full interoperability of a device equipped with a PROFINET and PROFIBUS interface can be reached most rapidly, when tests based on approved test spe­cifications become part of the quality management for the device development. An essential component of such a quality system is certification testing by an independent authorized PI test laboratory. 

Test scope

  • PROFIsafe Slave / Device

Take benefit from the detailed technical knowledge and the wide experience of our testlab staff. The ifak test­lab offers you the possibility to arrange short term dates for interoperability tests, which allows a rapid launch of your certified device onto the market.

ifak PI test laboratory is a Contract Partner Laboratory of TÜV SÜD Rail for the PROFIsafe Device Test and undergos  corresponding laboratory audits.

Test tools

ifak in cooperation with PI provides the test tools PROFIBUS DP Tester and PROFIBUS PA Tester. These tools are used by accredited PI testlabs for certification of PROFIBUS devices. Device manufac­turers can use the test tools for accompanying the development process of their products or for in-house testing in order to prepare a smooth certification process. The test software is based on commercially available PROFIBUS computer interfaces. The software includes script based test case libraries to verify the PROFIBUS conformance according to the latest version of test specifications published by PROFIBUS & PROFINET International.

The PROFIBUS DP Tester contains the test suite to verify PROFIBUS DP Slaves. Therefore it is also used to verify the DP communication layer of PA devices.

The PROFIBUS PA Tester contains the supplemental test suite to verify the profile implementation of a PA device.

Your contact person

Dipl.-Ing. David Hasler
Telephone: +49 391 9901-462

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