Quick Start Guide - ProfiMessage D

Start a measurement in just a few steps 

With this short introduction, we would like to show you how to start the ProfiMessage D devices quickly and easily. Please read this short information before commissioning to avoid errors. For further information, you can access the online help by pressing F1 after installing the software.

Delivery contents

Please check the delivery contents directly upon receipt. This may vary depending on the device type. You will find an overview in the table below. Please note that the ProfiSignal or ProfiSignal 20 measurement software is not included as standard and must be purchased separately. The DataService/Configurator configuration tool is included on the enclosed USB stick.

Please note that the ProfiMessage D devices are not supplied with a power supply unit as standard! If you do not have a suitable power supply unit to hand, you can purchase a suitable plug-in power supply unit from us as an accessory.

ProfiMessage D deviceX
USB stick incl. license pass and DataService/ConfiguratorX
ProfiSignal / ProfiSignal 20 software on the USB stick suppliedoptional
Network cable (cross-over) X
Power supply unitoptional
3-pin connector plug for the power supply X
3-pin Ext. BUS plug with 120 Ω resistorX

Software installation

On the enclosed USB stick you will find the DataService/Configurator software associated with the device as well as the ProfiSignal / ProfiSignal 20 version you may have purchased, including the corresponding additional software functions (depending on the license). When installing the software, the license file created for you on the USB stick supplied is used. Please keep the USB stick in a safe place, as it contains your personalized license!

To install the software, insert the USB stick into a free USB port on your PC, open the newly displayed drive in Windows Explorer and double-click to start the "setup.exe" application. Please confirm the further installation steps with "OK" or "Next".*

Please note that administrator rights are generally required to install the software and that the device is only connected to the PC after the software has been installed!

After installation, you will see the following icons on the desktop, depending on the license:

with this short introduction, we would like to show you how to commission the profimessage d devices quickly and easily. please read through this brief information before commissioning to avoid errors. for further information, you can access the online help by pressing f1 after installing the software.
DataService/Configurator
with this short introduction, we would like to show you how to commission the profimessage d devices quickly and easily. please read through this brief information before commissioning to avoid errors. for further information, you can access the online help by pressing f1 after installing the software.
ProfiSignal
with this short introduction, we would like to show you how to commission the profimessage d devices quickly and easily. please read through this brief information before commissioning to avoid errors. for further information, you can access the online help by pressing f1 after installing the software.
ProfiSignal 20

* You can also copy the entire contents of the installation medium to a network drive beforehand if you do not have access to a USB port.

Hardware connection

Before commissioning 

Before commissioning the device, please ensure that the 3-pin Ext. BUS plug with the 120 Ω resistor is plugged into the corresponding socket on the front of the device (see illustration).

Voltage supply 

To commission the device for the first time, please connect a 12 ... 24 VDC with at least 10 watts to the 3-pin plug provided. The ProfiMessage D device then needs a few seconds to be ready for operation.

Please also ensure that the FE connection is connected to earth potential to ensure smooth operation of the device.

Standalone connection

profimessage d front view

Connect the network cable between your PC and the device. The standard IP address of the device is 192.168.251.252. When connecting to the PC, please ensure that the PC has a network address that matches the above network range (e.g. 192.168.251.1) and that the cross-over cable supplied is used. The network settings can be changed on the display using the jog wheel.

Network connection

Please note that no other network device with the same IP address may be present in the network if the device is integrated directly into a network. The network parameters can be set on the display of the device for the LAN interface using the jog wheel to suit your network.

If you need help with the steps described here or with further operation, the detailed online help is available to you at any time. This can be found when you start the DataService Configurator software in the menu under Help or by pressing the F1 key.

Software start

DataService/Configurator

To configure channels or connect the devices to the PC, please start the DataService/Configurator on your desktop or from the Windows Start menu.

After starting the DataService/Configurator, you can search for the desired device in the overview via the menu item "Connect" → "Search Delphin devices".

search for screen devices in the configurator

In the overview, select your device by ticking "Add" and confirm with the "Add" button.

screen delphin Search and display devices

The device is now permanently logged on to the PC and the DataService accepts the data from the device.

The Channels tab is used to configure the individual devices and measuring points.

screen rider channels

Click on the "+" sign to open the tree view of the device.

screen tree view devices

Channel configuration

The measurement modules with which your ProfiMessage D device is equipped also appear in the tree view. Click on the "+" sign in front to open the I/O channels of the respective module.

screen channel configuration

Some channels are already displaying measured values even though they have not yet been configured or no sensors have been connected. This behavior is not a malfunction, but is caused by the device's internal signal processing.

Double-click on the respective channel to open the channel configuration dialog. Here you can set the name and sensor type, as well as other data relating to the sensor or the channel to be recorded. The configuration dialog also contains connection diagrams for all supported sensor types, which show you exactly which terminals to connect the sensor cables to.

Now select the correct sensor type and connect the sensor to your ProfiMessage D device as shown in the connection diagram.

IMPORTANT: Check the "Active" box at the top left so that the channel generates measured values!

screen connection picture

Click on "OK" to transfer your entries directly to the device and start measuring with the new settings immediately. The measured values can be seen directly in the "Measured values" column of the DataService/Configurator.

Start online analysis with ProfiSignal

The ProfiSignal software is not included with your ProfiMessage D device and must be purchased separately.

You can use the ProfiSignal software Go, Basic or Klicks to display the measured value curve, known as a trend, clearly in diagram form (e.g. y(x), y(t), logic diagram) and then analyze and export the measured values.

After you have started the ProfiSignal software (double-click on the corresponding icon), create a new online analysis by clicking on "File" → "New online analysis..." in the menu.

After selecting the diagram type y(t), the channel selection box opens. The channels to be displayed are selected and added to the channel selection on the right using the "Add" button. Click "OK" to open the trend and display the incoming measured values. If no measured values are visible, please call up the NTP time synchronization in the online help (F1).

Start online analysis with ProfiSignal 20

The ProfiSignal 20 software is not included with your ProfiMessage D device and must be purchased separately.

To start ProfiSignal 20 Go or Basic, a user must always be created in DataService first. To do this, under the "User administration" tab, add DataService ID xxxx "User" icon, right-click to add the desired user.

software start profisignal 20

NOTE: If you use ProfiSignal 20 from the PC / server, the user must be logged in via the DataService. The default password for this user is empty and can be adjusted in ProfiSignal 20 or as described under "Help" → "Software" → "DataService Configurator" → "User management" → "Set up password protection".

Start ProfiSignal 20 by double-clicking on the corresponding icon symbol. The Login window opens.

Enter the IP address or the host name of the ProfiSignal 20 server in the "Server" field. If the server is located on the same PC, simply enter "localhost".

Please enter the user name and the corresponding password that you have set up under "Set up user". Also select your preferred language. Then click on "Log in".

with this short introduction, we would like to show you how to commission the profimessage d devices quickly and easily. please read through this brief information before commissioning to avoid errors. for further information, you can access the online help by pressing f1 after installing the software.

You will be asked to change your password the first time you log in. After logging in, you will be taken directly to the ProfiSignal 20 start screen.

Click on "New online analysis" to create a new diagram in which your measurement data is visualized.

When the "New diagram" window opens, you must enter the diagram name; the description is optional. You can also find all connected devices here.

Click on the arrow symbol to open the nested channels below. Under "Configure channel", select the prepared channel and drag & drop or double-click it into the right-hand menu.

with this short introduction, we would like to show you how to commission the profimessage d devices quickly and easily. please read through this brief information before commissioning to avoid errors. for further information, you can access the online help by pressing f1 after installing the software.

Click "Ok" to confirm your entry and access the generated online analysis. You can now make further settings to the trend using the toolbar at the bottom and the channel list on the right.

with this short introduction, we would like to show you how to commission the profimessage d devices quickly and easily. please read through this brief information before commissioning to avoid errors. for further information, you can access the online help by pressing f1 after installing the software.

For ProfiSignal 20 you will find here a separate Quick Start Guide.

Find the video for the ProfiSignal 20 demo version here.