Wednesday 9 July 2014

Hub has diagnostic function!

PROFIBUS hub with a diagnostic function

PROFIBUS Ireland is to launch a brand-new product known as the ProfiHub B5+RD. It is the first ProfiHub that comes with a built-in PROFIBUS DP slave to forward diagnostic data to a PLC. With this unique function the ProfiHub B5+RD is able to optimally monitor PROFIBUS DP installations. As a result, technical engineers can effectively detect disruptions and find solutions more promptly. This is how maximum uptime for end users and the lowest possible costs for organisations are guaranteed.

The ProfiHub B5+RD is a member of the famous ProfiHub family. It is a solid network component providing a reliable solution for spur lines and star-shaped structures in the PROFIBUS DP networks. This is a completely new product. It includes a unique function called the diagnostic function.

Unique diagnostic function
The ProfiHub B5+RD is the first ProfiHub that has been provided with a built-in PROFIBUS DP slave for transferring diagnostic data to a PLC. This innovative network component is the key when it comes to maintaining the PROFIBUS DP systems. Technical engineers can now access detailed diagnostic information about communication failures and current details of retries. Diagnostic information about redundancy of the PROFIBUS channels and supply status can be identified using this unique function. In addition, the ProfiHub B5+RD generates a live list of all PROFIBUS devices connected. When configuring an alarm contact, technical engineers are warned immediately in case of disruptions inside the PROFIBUS DP installations.

Other innovative features
The ProfiHub B5+RD has been provided with five galvanically separated transparent channels. No less than 31 devices can be connected to each channel, bridging a 1,200 metre distance. Each channel comes with dropout protection to ensure the rest of the PROFIBUS network remains flawless. As a result, a reliable PROFIBUS network is born!

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