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.
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
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
ProfiTrace OE - Remote monitoring in a web browser
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
Long commissioning and test cycles
High availability networks
Traffic control installations
24-7 service contracts
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.
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