Measuring device for modular and flexible data acquisition

With a ProfiMessage D device, you can immediately begin using a optinal PROFINET interface as well as communicating to third-party systems via an OPC UA Server/Client. The device is also equipped with a display to show important configuration and measurement data. Other special features include universal sensor inputs, high-level data security, and a diverse range of interfaces.

Modular measuring, monitoring and automation

The device utilises faster processor technology to provide the resources needed to realise any application. Its modular design is based on the use of master and slave devices. These can be equipped with one or two I/O modules. A large number of I/O modules means systems can be adapted to different sensor types as well as to the number of channels required. The I/O modules are equipped with 8 to 24 analog or digital inputs and outputs. In addition to these modules, a range of fieldbus interfaces are also available. Easy connections are possible to PLC control systems for data exchange purposes. With such a diversity of features and functions offered by ProfiMessage D devices, you gain instant benefits:

  • Cost savings – just one system for measuring, monitoring and automation
  • Time savings – easy to configure and practical to use
  • Compatible for future needs – with OPC UA, ready for the IoT

ProfiMessage D enables you to easily develop applications according to your requirements, whether for measuring processes at machines, systems or test stands.

Product highlights

  • Acquisition, signal conditioning and recording of measurement values
  • Monitoring functions with limit values and alarms
  • Universal analog inputs with high measurement precision
  • High level of galvanic isolation between channels
  • Simple and intuitive configuration and operation
  • Ethernet interface for online operation
  • USB interface for data read out
  • PROFINET (optional), ModBus, CAN Bus and serial interfaces
  • Two PROFIBUS interfaces
  • Optional WLAN interface
  • Compact and modular design
Modular measuring, monitoring and automation in one device.

ProfiMessage D - Illustration of the exchangeable I/O module cards (left) and the removable terminal blocks (right)

Autonomous data storage

ProfiMessage D devices record measurement data independently to an internal data storage capability of up to 16 GB, large enough for several hundred million measurement values including precision time stamps. A USB interface is available to extend the data storage capability via a USB stick.

Measurement data can be instantly read out online via an Ethernet interface during runtime. This can be performed manually on request or automatically according to a set time schedule. For stand-alone, network-independent operation, recorded measurement data can be transferred at the press of a button to a USB device for offline analysis.

Integrated IoT compatibility

Connecting a ProfiMessage D device to the cloud is possible for a range of application scenarios. Online measurement data can be transferred to a PC connected to the internet. The PC can then be used to access both current and historical data and to portray such data in trends (online applications). If the ProfiMessage D device is used as a stand-alone device for recording measurement data, the data can be automatically and regularly transferred to a cloud drive (offline applications). The data can then be accessed from the cloud and evaluated offline using the ProfiSignal software.

I/Os and interfaces

Modular measuring, monitoring and automation in one device.

Here you will find an overview of the standard and optional hardware interfaces and protocols Learn more about the variety of interfaces of our measurement technology software.

Solutions

  • Modular data acquisition
  • Monitoring systems
  • Process data acquisition and preprocessing
  • Fault-data acquisition and fault diagnostics
  • Acquisition, processing and recording of PLC and field bus signals
  • Automation device for experiments and test stands
  • Remote monitoring device for plant and machinery
  • Laboratory measurement acquisition and automation

Functions

Diverse fieldbus interfaces

The range of ProfiMessage D interfaces makes it extremely easy to communicate with external systems. Setting up interfaces and exchanging data is simple whether for a PLC, frequency converter or intelligent field device.The number of ProfiMessage D interfaces has been further extended compared to its predecessor model. In addition to PROFIBUS, a optional PROFINET interface is available. There is also an option for WLAN.

LAN/TCP

The LAN interface transmits all measurement data at high speed across an intranet or the internet. Any networked PC can access a ProfiMessage D via this interface. Other TCP services such as NTP, SFTP, HTTP and SMTP are supported. Internally stored data can also be read out via the LAN.

RS232/RS485

These serial interfaces can function with individual and proprietary protocols. The protocols can be created either directly by the user or by Delphin. Applications include the control of climate chambers, laboratory devices, power measuring units and GPS reception.

CAN bus

The CAN bus interface can be programmed as required. Any identifier can then be read, scaled, processed and recorded.

OPC UA

All Expert devices are equipped with an OPC UA Client/Server interface. This equips the ProfiMessage D series devices for universal measurement-data exchange at field level and therefore meets Industry 4.0 requirements. Measurement data and threshold violations can be immediately transmitted to subsystems via OPC UA. The OPC UA interface also provides data exchange to PLC systems and connections to process management systems.

USB interface (master/slave)

The USB interface (type C) can be used to read out the internally stored data to a USB data stick or connect a PC.

PROFINET (optional)

ProfiMessage D supports different PROFINET topologies, e.g. ring, line and topologies, while adhering to the CC-B conformance class.

PROFIBUS

ProfiMessage D also has two separate PROFIBUS DP slave interfaces and is integrated into PROFIBUS via a GSD file. Any analog or digital signal can then be read or written to from PROFIBUS. There is the option to switch operating mode to redundant PROFIBUS (according to PNO 2.212 V1.2).

Expansion bus

The expansion bus enables up to 20 slave devices to be connected to the master device.

Modbus TCP/RTU

The LAN and RS485 interface can exchange data via Modbus TCP/RTU. ProfiMessage D supports this operation as a Modbus master or slave.

Here you will find an overview of the standard and optional hardware interfaces and protocols Learn more about the variety of interfaces of our measurement technology software.

Flexible for any sensors and actuators

Modular measuring, monitoring and automation in one device.

Depending on the I/O module being used, each input can be individually configured for measuring mV, mA, RTDs and thermocouples. Universal inputs for voltage, current and temperature measurement make ProfiMessage D devices extremely flexible. Digital inputs are also available as status or frequency inputs, as well as digital and analog outputs.

A major advantage of ProfiMessage D devices is that the inputs and outputs are differential, high-precision and galvanically isolated – from each other and from the power supply. Earth loops are effectively suppressed. A unique system architecture also enables problem free measuring of non-isolated sensors

Display

ProfiMessage D devices are equipped with a display operated via a jog wheel. The display enables important network settings to be made such as the IP address and net mask. Current measurement values can also be displayed.

Optional WLAN interface

Configuring ProfiMessage D is highly intuitive, quick to learn and user-friendly whether for setting up an analog input for temperature measurement or a limit value for a switchable output. Such tasks can be performed within just a few mouse clicks.

Easy and effective configuration

Configuring ProfiMessage D is highly intuitive, quick to learn and user-friendly whether for setting up an analog input for temperature measurement or a limit value for a switchable output. Such tasks can be performed within just a few mouse clicks.

ProfiMessage D configuration takes place with the Configurator software that is included in delivery. It portrays channels clearly, and operation is intuitive and simple, similar to that of the Windows Explorer. Double clicking a channel opens a configuration dialog to enable users to set the channel properties. The individual configuration files are stored within the ProfiMessage D devices in XML format

Device configurations can be read out from a ProfiMessage D device and stored separately. Configurations can then be easily changed to make it easy to use one device for different purposes. Offline configuration is also possible. No online connection to the ProfiMessage D is then required.

Modular measuring, monitoring and automation in one device.

Versions

I/O modules: Modularity and scalability

Modular measuring, monitoring and automation in one device.
I/O-ModulesAnalog inputsAnalog outputsFrequencies / Status inputsStatus inputsSwitch outputsTotal sampling rate
ADGT8 channels, V /mV,
20 mA, RTD, thermocouples
60 Hz
ADIT10 channels,
V / mV, 20 mA, RTD, thermocouples
1 channel
20 mA
1 channel600 Hz
ADVP15 channels,
V / mV, 20 mA, RTD (max. 8), thermocouples
600 Hz
ADVT15 channels,
V / mV, 20 mA, thermocouples
600 Hz
AAST4 channels, V /mV,
20 mA, RTD, thermocouples
4 channels
20 mA
2 channels2 channels600 Hz
IOIT24 channels1 channel
OTPT1 channel24 channels
DIOT11 channels1 channel16 channels
Modular measuring, monitoring and automation in one device.

ProfiMessage D - Master and slave device

ProfiMessage D master and slave devices can each be equipped with up to two I/O modules. A single master device can be connected with up to 20 slave devices of the same housing designs. Data exchange between master and slaves takes place via a real time expansion bus using robust dual-wire technology.

Slave devices can be decentrally located and managed from a single master device. Nine different I/O modules are available for ProfiMessage D devices. Each master or slave device can be equipped with two I/O modules. When a master device is intended to process fieldbus signals only, it can be supplied without an internal I/O module.

Test stands frequently need to acquire combined vibration and process measurement data from rotating machinery (e.g. pumps, drives, motors, compressors). Such tasks can be performed using ProfiMessage D devices in combination with time-synchronized Expert Vibro or Expert Transient devices. Such combinations enable extremely slow measurement values to be acquired, recorded and analysed, along with measurement values of up to 50kHz.

Software

Suitable software for ProfiMessage D

Modular measuring, monitoring and automation in one device.
ProfiSignal Go
Modular measuring, monitoring and automation in one device.
ProfiSignal Basic
Modular measuring, monitoring and automation in one device.
ProfiSignal Klicks
Modular measuring, monitoring and automation in one device.
ProfiSignal 20 Basic
Modular measuring, monitoring and automation in one device.
ProfiSignal 20 Go
Modular measuring, monitoring and automation in one device.
Delphin Data Center
ProfiSignal Go

Data acquisition and analysis

With ProfiSignal Go you can display online data from the Message and Expert hardware in diagram form. Numerous analysis functions, such as zoom, cursor, movable axes, flags, ASCII export and calculation channels, enable fast display of measured values and post-processing.

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Modular measuring, monitoring and automation in one device.
ProfiSignal Basic

Operating and monitoring

ProfiSignal Basic combines the functions of ProfiSignal Go with operating and monitoring elements of process visualisations, e.g. digital and analogue displays, switches, buttons and signal lamps. With Basic, you can create everything from simple visualisation diagrams to complex visualisation systems.

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Modular measuring, monitoring and automation in one device.
ProfiSignal Klicks

Automate and control

ProfiSignal Klicks supplements ProfiSignal Basic with functions for process automation. Structural diagrams for mapping the process as well as a script language (completely operable with the mouse) enable even the non-informatician to create complex test stand and automation applications with automatic report generation.

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Modular measuring, monitoring and automation in one device.
ProfiSignal 20 Basic

Visualisation and operation

With ProfiSignal 20 Basic you can create individual diagrams using a wide range of operating and monitoring elements. Both continuous processes (e.g. production data acquisition) and discontinuous measurement tasks (e.g. test measurements) can be visualised, operated and monitored without any programming effort. You can create the operating and monitoring diagrams by assembling and configuring the prefabricated elements.

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Modular measuring, monitoring and automation in one device.
ProfiSignal 20 Go

Fast project planning and analysis of measurement data

With ProfiSignal 20 Go you can visualise your measurement data in just a few steps, both online and offline, in various diagram types, monitor, analyse, archive as a measurement file or export directly in the appropriate file format.

To the product
Modular measuring, monitoring and automation in one device.
Delphin Data Center

Central measurement data management

The Delphin Data Center is the solution used for the worldwide measurement networking and control of plants, machines and test stands.

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Modular measuring, monitoring and automation in one device.

Software channels as extended functions

Realise and execute monitoring and automation tasks easily 

The Delphin measuring and testing devices have extended functions that are summarised under the term software channels. The online measurement data is calculated with the software channels and then used for visualisation, storage or control.  

In this way, entire programme sequences can be configured very simply and intuitively with the regulation and control function. These then run autonomously without PC support. This is how you use your data logger effectively, also as a monitoring device or PLC replacement. 

The software channels enable functions such as limit value monitoring, integration or online calculation and are configured very easily. This means that even users who are not experts in programming can easily implement their own monitoring tasks or balancing independently in the unit. 

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Software interfaces

Modular measuring, monitoring and automation in one device.