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Monitoring, Networking & Control

ComBricks is the first PROFIBUS- and PROFINET-based automation system that unites repeaters and permanent monitoring in a web browser.

Monitor your PROFIBUS & PROFINET network 24/7 


ComBricks allows you to remotely monitor your PROFIBUS installations from anywhere in the world and will alert you if any faults arise or are likely to arise.


It is a modular platform able to carry repeaters, PA, FF and fiber optic modules. The connectivity to Ethernet allows you to remotely inspect the condition of the installation with a ProfiTrace shell in a web browser.


Remote monitoring of your installation


Easy to use


The only product with an integrated oscilloscope for permanent PROFIBUS control over Ethernet


The only product with an integrated oscilloscope for permanent PROFIBUS monitoring over Ethernet.


ComBricks allows you to remotely monitor your PROFIBUS installations from anywhere in the world and will alert you if any faults arise or are likely to arise. It’s a modular platform able to carry repeater and fiber optic modules. Over Ethernet, the condition of the installation can be remotely inspected with ProfiTrace OE (in a web browser).


Read below an introduction to ComBricks. Here you will also find information about remote monitoring and setting up modular repeaters. 

Why ComBricks?


Modular PROFIBUS repeater and fiber optic backbone


Permanent PROFIBUS monitoring with ProfiTrace and oscilloscope


Automated responder to bus problems with relay module and digital output module


Asset management Ethernet gateway for CommDTM


Transparent PROFIBUS datahub (repeaters, fiber optic, PROFIBUS PA, RS 485-IS, DP slave)


Applications and solutions

Product features

Drives 32 modules (10 repeater modules)


Wide range of modules available


Powerful web server


ProfiTrace OE for monitoring and scoping 4 networks


Hot swap and extendible


DIN-rail mounting


IP 20



ProfiTrace OE - Remote monitoring in a web browser

Typical applications

Permanent and simultaneous monitoring of 4 PROFIBUS networks is a powerful feature of ComBricks. Global projects and a shortage of (qualified) technical staff members are causing significant capacity problems. ComBricks offers a solution by remotely monitoring PROFIBUS installations over the Internet and alerting the user by email.

The monitoring and logging is performed by the repeater modules which are inserted in the backplane. ComBricks is the first system that has integrated the busmonitor and oscilloscope in the network components.

Deploying ComBricks repeaters for regular automation means an automatic availability of ProfiTrace OE.

ComBricks has no softwareA web server with a ProfiTrace shell visualises information in an understandable format (ProfiTrace OE). Because of the web browser, additional software is NOT required and a constant connection with a PC to the ComBricks is NOT necessary.

E-mail messages provide real-time alerts should malfunctions be detected in the PROFIBUS installation. These can be easily set up through the web server.

A brand new functionality within ComBricks is the device location detection. It gives a detailed overview of all segments and the connected devices.


Cross border installations


Inaccessible installations


Long commissioning and test cycles


High availability networks


Robot cells

Traffic control installations


Water treatment

Offshore installations

24-7 service contracts


Modular repeaters

ComBricks Scope Repeaters

All information about segmentation with repeaters, fibre optic and ProfiHubs.

The current trend with PROFIBUS projects is to use segmentation with repeaters, fibre optic and ProfiHubs to bridge the common faults of the end-user concerning his cabling difficulties.


ComBricks adds another important element; the creation of modular and random repeater hubs that can be maintained remotely with a permanent internal ProfiTrace. 

ComBricks is based on a backplane into which 10 hot swap repeater modules with 2 channels each can be inserted (20 galvanic isolated transparent segments). Every channel can handle 31 devices and maximum 1200 m cable length (depends on the baudrate).



The bus redundancy technology of the repeater modules is very advanced. A redundant system with 10 parallel network cables can be built. This architecture provides extremely high availability. Most suppliers only allow 2 cables.

Typical applications

Repeaters with permanent ProfiTrace


Removable drives and motors


Star, tree and bus structured networks

Motor control centers (drawers)

Redundancy for high availability


EMC vulnerable applications


Spur line solution


Isolator for sensitive devices


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