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Problem:

Machine stops and message „Pacemaker: Profibus communication error“ is displayed.

Possible Causes & Resolutions:

  • Cooling water valve: Wrong type of valve or plug without protective circuit (suppressor). The voltage peaks can cause interferences in the Pacemaker electronics. Always use the original plug and valve type.
  • Profibus plug: On the plug of first and last client of profibus system the termination resistant must be set to ON. Otherwise interference may occur.
  • Profibus cables: Check the position of the cables in the control unit. If they are close to contactors, high voltage peaks can create interferences.

An overvoltage suppressor (or surge suppressor) is an appliance designed to protect electrical devices from voltage spikes. A surge suppressor attempts to regulate the voltage supplied to an electric device by either blocking or by shorting to ground voltages above a safe threshold.

These surge suppressors are built in to the latest Pacemaker models and machine controls (from 2009).

Check, if one or more modules of the surge suppressors are red/defect. Replace the red modules.

Attention!!!

Do not bridge the signalling contacts and run the machine with defective red modules because they no longer protect the system from voltage peaks!!!
If the modules are defective, check the main supply. Measure and check all voltages between the phases and all phases to earth before exchange the modules and restart the machine.