Install the board driver software via the Windows “New hardware”- dialog which should pop up automatically after the board is installed. Select the option to install the driver from the specified directory as shown in Figure 1.Figure 1: HW Update Wizard
Select the “Comsoft” installation directory for the driver software as shown in Figure 2. (C:\Program Files\Comsoft GmbH\Profibus VISA Driver\INF)Figure 2: Select the “Comsoft” Installation directory
After Hardware and Software Installation open Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) and check for proper installation of the DF PROFI II boards as shown in Figure 3.Figure 3: MAX Devices and Interfaces
Configure an Alias name for all your boards and save the new alias configuration as shown in Figure 4.Figure 4: MAX Alias configuration
The PROFIBUS-DP configuration is carried out by the “Comsoft” PROFIBUS-DP configuration tool “Configurator II”.
Start “Configurator II” from the Start >> Programs >> Comsoft GmbH >> Profibus Configurator >> Configurator II menu. From the Project Menu choose “New” to create a new bus configuration and drop a DF_PROFI 2 Master board to the configuration window as shown in Figure 5.Figure 5: Configurator II Master Part
From the Online Menu choose “driver selection” and press “VISA-Config” to update the selection window as seen in Figure 6. Choose your Master board or Master Alias and press ok.Figure 6: Configurator II Master Selection
Double-click the Master Icon and configure the master address, baud rate and Profile as shown in Figure 7.Figure 7: Configurator II Master properties
From the PROFIBUS DP >> General Folder drop a DF_PROFI II DP Slave board to the configuration window as shown in Figure 8.Figure 8: Configurator II Slave Part
Double-click the Slave Icon and configure the slave address to “3” as shown in Figure 9 and close the slave properties configuration window again.Figure 9: Configurator II Slave Properties
Frome the Slave parameter configuration table drag your slave memory configuration to Slot 0 as shown in Figure 10.Figure 10: Configurator II Slave memory configuration
Press the Menu >> “Download” button. The “Project save” dialog appears as shown in Figure 11. Name your project and save it to the configurator projects folder. Wait until the download has finished successfully.Figure 11: Configurator II configuration download
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