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 software. A 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. A brand new functionality within COMbricks is the device location detection. It gives a detailed overview of all segments and the connected devices.
Typical applications include:
- Cross border installations
- Traffic control installations
- Inaccessible installations
- Water treatment
- Long commissioning and test cycles
- Offshore installations
- High availability networks
- 24-7 service contracts
- Robot cells