ComBricks Head Station Type 1C


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MPN: 101-20011C

Manufacturer: Procentec

Stock Status: In stock

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ComBricks™ is a Modular PROFIBUS repeater platform that allows you to build an intelligent repeater backbone for permanent monitoring of up to four PROFIBUS Networks at the same time!

All ComBricks systems consist of a Head Station plus up to 10 repeater modules. The repeater modules come with either one or two channels (PROFIBUS segments) each, so it is possible to build a backbone of up to 20 segments with a single ComBricks system. In addition, each segment can be assigned to any one of four possible networks!

The Head Station has an Ethernet port, and when equipped with ProfiTrace OE, the ComBricks headstation will allow you to remotely monitor up to 4networks (as designated on the modular repeaters) over the network.

ProfiTrace OE allows you to monitor the installation remotely over the network using just a web browser. It is now possible to check the health of your installation from anywhere in the world using ProfiTrace OE, thus allowing you to get maintenance personnel on the scene more quickly, and to diagnose and correct the problem fast.

The ComBricks Head Station Type 1C consists of a Type 1B Head Station and an expandable backplane unit. The Type 1C version of the Head Station includes ProfiTrace OE and allows you to monitor up to 4 PROFIBUS Networks.


ProfiTrace OE - Remote monitoring in a web browser

Permanent and simultaneous monitoring of up to 4 PROFIBUS networks (2 are licensed with the Basic Kit) is a powerful feature of COMbricks. Remote PROFIBUS Networks and a shortage of (qualified)technical staff, are causing significant network management problems. COMbricks offers a solution by remotely monitoring PROFIBUS installations over the Internet and by providing email alerts to key personnel.

COMbricks does not require any PC software. You only need a standard web browser to view network information in an understandable format (ProfiTrace OE). Moreover a constant connection with a PC to the COMbricks is NOT necessary. The information will be there waiting whenever you pull up the COMbricks ProfiTrace OE web-pages in your browser.

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 into actual network components that serve another purpose (repeaters). Deploying COMbricks repeaters for regular automation means an automatic availability of ProfiTrace OE.

E-mail messages provide real-time alerts should malfunctions be detected in the PROFIBUS installation. These can be easily set up through ProfiTrace OE's configuration pages.

A brand new functionality within ProfiTrace OE is the device location detection. It gives a detailed overview of on which repeater segment the devices are installed.

Documents and Drivers


ComBricks Head Station Type 1C Datasheet

ComBricks User Manual


How To Build A Better PROFIBUS Network Using ComBricks (1 hour)


ComBricks DWG Drawing


Cable Length

Ethernet: Max 100 m

Compatible Backplane Units

101-200023, 101-200012


RJ45 Ethernet Connector


  • Consumption: 800 mA (fully loaded)
  • Available to Backplane Modules: 2.5 A


Link Speed: 10/100 Mbps

Internal Web Server

20 Simultaneous web server clients


SD Card: SD & SDHC (Max 32GB, 2GB included)





Power Supply

  • Redundant Power Supply
  • Power supply Wire Diameter: <2.5 mm




Reverse Polarity Protection

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