A valuable tool for anyone working with PROFINET networks.


PROFINET is an industrial Ethernet network standard that is used in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, automation, and process control. The PROFINET Test Tool (PNT-Tool) is a specialized software only tool that is designed to test the performance and functionality of PROFINET networks and devices.

The PROFINET Test Tool is a must-have for any professional working with PROFINET networks.
This powerful tool allows you to quickly and easily test the performance and functionality of your PROFINET devices, ensuring that your network is running smoothly and efficiently.

With the PROFINET Test Tool, you can easily diagnose and troubleshoot any issues that may arise, ensuring that your network is always running at its best.

One of the standout features of the PROFINET Test Tool is its user-friendly interface. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to PROFINET networks, you’ll find the tool easy to use and navigate. The tool also comes with comprehensive wizards, providing you with all the information you need to get the most out of your testing.

In addition to its powerful testing capabilities, the PROFINET Test Tool also offers a range of other useful features. For example, you can use the tool to monitor your network in real-time, giving you a clear picture of its performance and allowing you to identify any issues before they become a problem. A report is provided to assess the conformity of your network according to the guidelines of the PROFIBUS & PROFINET International consortium (PI).

Overall, the PROFINET Test Tool from Helmholz is an essential tool for anyone working with PROFINET networks. Whether you’re looking to optimize your network’s performance, troubleshoot issues, or simply ensure that everything is running smoothly, the PROFINET Test Tool has you covered.



  • Detailed information on all devices (model and serial number, PROFINET diagnostics, cycle time and missing devices)
  • Easy detection of bad cables/interfaces
  • Identify critical links with too much traffic
  • View the network topology (interactive graphic or tabular views)
  • Evaluate the impact of the multicast and broadcast traffic on the network
  • View diagnostic messages and events launched by the PROFINET devices
  • Save in a log file the diagnostic events such alarms and loss of devices
  • Record network traffic (PROFINET and other) on the link
  • Calculate the actual update times and jitter
  • Automatically analyze the network with wizard functionality
  • Compare the last analysis with previously analysis
  • Printing reports according to the guidelines of PI.
  • NEW: Acyclic communication with PROFINET-devices
  • NEW: support for APL
Size of networksAnalysis of PROFINET networks of any size
Maximum number of devices that can be analyzed with a single acquisition2500 devices
Supported operating systemsWindows XP with Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11
Minimum requirementsPC with Windows XP and 1 GB RAM
Network TAP (Test Access Point) supported (optional)ProfiTap, ProfiShark 100 M, ProfiShark 1G, Kunbus TAP
UpdatesFree upgrade for 2 years, including new versions



PNT Pro in case 4210-0101
PNT Pro inclusive Ethernet TAP in case 4210-0111


PROFINET Tool - Overview Versie: 2.0


Installation manual Versie: V2022_01