Network and Communication diagnostics
The availability of plants is one of the most important goals of any plant operator. An integrated diagnostic concept is necessary to guarantee the availability of a plant. With an integrated diagnostic concept, malfunctions can be detected at an early stage and their cause can be localized. This can minimize failures in the plant. There are numerous different diagnostic procedures in automation technology.
The following questions therefore arise for the user in the search for an optimal diagnostic option:
- What solutions are there?
- How do the solutions differ?
The document in this entry gives you an overview of the options available for diagnosing a SIMATIC controller or a SCALANCE network device, networks and communication. The documentation is divided in two parts: It begins with a general part. Here you will find general information on diagnosis and a rough overview of the common diagnostic options. The general part is followed by a description of selected diagnostic tools. Each diagnostic tool has its own section.
The following picture lists the diagnostic tools that are covered in this overview document and how they are classified in the automation pyramid:
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