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ComBricks PROFIBUS PA Monitoring Kit

SKU: GC-PB-CB-PA-MON-KIT

MPN: GC-PB-CB-PA-MON-KIT

Delivery: Ships in 5 to 7 business days

Availability: in stock

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Warranty: 1 year Comprehensive support for all products

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The ComBricks PROFIBUS PA monitoring kit is ideal for use behind existing 3rd party DP/PA couplers to provide 24/7 monitoring of PROFIBUS PA segments. With the ProfiTrace OE built into the ComBricks Head Station, and the oscilloscope in the PA module, this is extremely powerful pro-active tool for remote maintenance over Ethernet.

The monitoring kit can be expanded to monitor an additional three PA segments or up to 9 PROFIBUS DP segments by adding additional PA and DP modules. The ComBricks backplane can any combination of 10 PA or DP modules. Just snap in the additional modules as needed!

The integrated PA termination is automatically deactivated when used in monitor mode.

CommDTM for ComBricks

The free ComBricks CommDTM provides FDT 1.2 based asset management tools such as FieldCare and PACTware a powerful Ethernet pass through to access PA devices which are connected behind ComBricks PROFIBUS PA 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 PA 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.


Learn more about the ComBricks product family.

  • Comes complete with a Type 1C Headstation (with monitoring) and a one 1-channel PROFIBUS PA module
  • Integrated oscilloscope for examining messages on the PA cable.
  • Transparent on 9.6 kbps up to 1.5 Mbps.
  • Customizable PA voltage.
  • Gateway for use of the free CommDTM software for asset management using FDT tools like PACTware or FieldCare
  • DIN-rail mount
  • 1 year warranty

Backplane
  • Up to 32 Modules, (10 High Speed Modules)
  • Coupler Mode: 10 modules
  • Monitoring Mode: 4 modules
Cable length max 1900 m (depends on trunk current)
Connectors
  • 2 Removable PA screw terminals (1-on-1)
  • PA-, PA+
  • SH (direct grounding)
  • I (indirect grounding)

Removable power connector:

  • -, + (11 .. 28 V)
  • SH (direct grounding)
Dimensions
  • Product: 140 x 110 x 25 mm
  • Cable: <2.5 mm 2 wire diameter (stranded or solid core)
Included in box
  • 1 COMbricks Head Station Type 1C (GC-PB-CB-HS-1C)
  • 1 COMbricks 1 Channel PROFIBUS PA segment coupler module (GC-PB-CB-PA)
Included software Requires Head Station Firmware: V1.266 and later
Indicators led Diagnostic LEDs
Internal web server
  • Oscilloscope images of connected devices (diff.)
  • Last, Min, Max bus signals
  • Bar graph of connected devices
  • DC current of the trunk and signal jitter
  • Email on telegram errors and low bus signals
Mpn GC-PB-CB-PA-MON-KIT
Power

PROFIBUS PA power specifications:

  • 10 - 27 V customizable PA trunk voltage (Non-Ex)
  • 500 mA trunk current
  • 10 mA current consumption (in all modes)
  • 32 devices (depends on current consumption)
  • 31.25 kbps PA signal
Power consumption +/- 350mA
Product weight 0.65 lb
Profibus networks 4 (set by dip-switches or webserver)
Temperature range Operating temperature: 0 - 60 °C
Termination Automatic PA termination (ON in coupler mode)
Transmission speed 9.6 kbps - 1.5 Mbps (auto detection and including 45.45 kbps)

Support

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