The ComBricks PROFIBUS PA segment coupler module enables seamless integration to PROFIBUS PA. The coupler powers the attached PA devices and forwards telegrams coming from the ComBricks backplane. With ProfiTrace OE and the oscilloscope, this product is extremely powerful for remote maintenance over Ethernet and the use of asset management tools. ComBricks comes with free CommDTM software!
The coupler module can be combined with other ComBricks modules for 3 primary applications:
The PA segment coupler does not require configuration and operates the same way as regular ComBricks repeaters for PROFIBUS DP. The coupler has several advantages when compared to other existing couplers on the market:
The ComBricks backplane can handle 10 PA coupler modules or a mix of PA modules with other communication modules.
The integrated PA termination is automatically activated when the module works as a regular PA coupler. It is switched off in the monitoring mode.
The free ComBricks CommDTM provides FDT 1.2 based asset management tools such as FieldCare and PACTware a powerful Ethernet pass through to access PROFIBUS DP and PA devices which are connected behind ComBricks repeater modules.
The internal DP-V1 class 2 masters in the ComBricks Head Station are able to drive 2 out of 4 networks divided over the repeater modules. When a network connection is closed, the user can enter another network. The 2 active networks are managed by 1 or 2 PC Ethernet connections.
The CommDTM provides the same auto baudrate detection facilities as ProfiCaptain. It detects all busparameters before it goes online.
All ComBricks functions, like the integrated ProfiTrace busmonitor and oscilloscope work simultaneously with the CommDTM.Find out more about the ComBricks product family!
|Backplane||Support for up to 10 High Speed Modules, Up to 32 Modules Total|
|Dimensions||140 x 110 x 25 mm|
|Indicators led||Diagnostic LEDs|
PROFIBUS PA cable specifications:
Removable power connector:
PROFIBUS DP specifications:
|Internal web server||
PROFIBUS PA power specifications:
|Power consumption||+/- 350mA|
|Product power supply||Provided through the backplane|
|Product weight||133 g|
|Profibus networks||4 (set by dip-switches or webserver)|
|Protocols||DP-V0, DP- V1, DP-V2, FDL, MPI, FMS, PROFIsafe, PROFIdrive and any other FDL based protocol|
|Temperature range||Operating temperature: 0 - 60 °C|
|Transmission speed||9.6 kbps - 1.5 Mbps (auto detection and including 45.45 kbps)|
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