Industrial Network Monitoring Tools

Stable and reliable operation is a top priority for any industrial plant. While it may sound quite trivial at first, it can turn into a great challenge for plant operators and maintenance personnel. Most faults can be found at an early stage – provided that a permanent diagnosis or monitoring system (permanent network monitoring, in short: PNM) is running in the plant network.

PROFINET Monitoring







Flexible Monitoring Solutions for Industrial Networks

It might feel different at first, but permanent network monitoring (in short: PNM) has many possible implementations. You can use a network monitoring system that can be expanded at any time based on your needs and budget.

Monitoring solutions begin at a single analysis data collector, such as the PROFINET-INspektor® NT ar a PROmesh switch with integrated diagnosis function. Any number of additional data collectors can be used depending on system type, network structure, and requirements. Since these devices were also designed for independent operation, they often come with dedicated web-based monitoring applications. This, or manual reading of long-term data stored on the device, permits detailed evaluation at any time.

Operators of complex or multiple systems can centralise and partially automate professional condition monitoring via the PROmanage NT network monitoring software. Stay informed about critical events automatically on top of using evaluation, thorough analysis, and long-term storage of status data of your fieldbuses and industrial Ethernet networks.

7 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Permanent Network Monitoring:


1. Predictive, condition-oriented maintenance

Put an end to (needless) maintenance by schedule. Monitoring will tell you exactly where any deviations happen, and which parts require maintenance. Repairs become the exception.

2. Correct assessment of fault reserves

Always keep the entire condition of your plant in view to effectively avoid entering a critical fault area.

 3. Ensuring network stability

Permanent documentation of your network load will permit precise assessment of your network condition. In contrast to cyclic random sample measurement, bottlenecks can be recognised and avoided in advance.

4. All condition values at a glance

Are all physical and logical quality values observed? How is my network doing? A look at your monitoring solution will give you all the answers you need.

5. Seamless condition data

The recorded measured values make service staff aware of any deviation. All events of the last 12 months are documented to the minute for optimising cause research.

6. Relief by alarm function

Stay flexible even if you are not actively tracking the network condition. The integrated alarm function will inform you, among other things by email, text message, OPC, when there is a need for action.

7. Save time and money – with remote diagnosis

Faster help in emergency – where necessary, external service engineers can get an idea of the condition of your plant even before they come to site and start their work without delay upon arrival.