COMbricks™ - Monitoring, Networking and Control

COMbricks-3D-250COMbricks™ - The first PROFIBUS and PROFINET-based automation system that unites network components, permanent monitoring with ProfiTrace and remote I/O.

COMbricks allows you to remotely monitor your PROFIBUS installations from anywhere in the world and will alert you if any faults arise or are likely to arise. It’s a modular platform able to carry repeater and fiber optic modules. Over Ethernet, the condition of the installation can be remotely inspected with ProfiTrace OE (in a web browser).



The only product with an integrated oscilloscope for permanent PROFIBUS monitoring over Ethernet.


Applications and solutions

green-tick Modular PROFIBUS repeater and fiber optic backbone
Permanent PROFIBUS monitoring with ProfiTrace and oscilloscope
Automated responder to bus problems with relay module and digital output module
Asset management Ethernet gateway for CommDTM
Transparent PROFIBUS datahub (repeaters, fiber optic, RS 485-IS, DP slave)
 
Product features

Drives 32 modules (10 repeater modules)
Wide range of modules available
Powerful web server
ProfiTrace OE for monitoring and scoping 4 networks
Hot swap and extendible
DIN-rail mounting
IP 20
 
ProfiTrace OE - Remote monitoring in a web browser

COMbricks-Screenshot-LiveList1 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.

No-Software-LogoA 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.




Typical applications

  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    

Modular PROFIBUS repeaters

The current trend with PROFIBUS projects is to use segmentation with repeaters, fibre optic and ProfiHubs to bridge the common faults of the end-user concerning his cabling difficulties. COMbricks adds another important element; the creation of modular and random repeater hubs that can be maintained remotely with a permanent internal ProfiTrace.


COMbricks is based on a backplane into which 10 hot swap repeater modules with 2 channels each can be inserted (20 galvanic isolated transparent segments). Every channel can handle 31 devices and maximum 1200 m cable length (depends on the baudrate).


Redundancy

The bus redundancy technology of the repeater modules is very advanced. A redundant system with 10 parallel network cables can be built. This architecture provides extremely high availability. Most suppliers only allow 2 cables.


Typical applications
  Repeaters with permanent ProfiTrace     Removable drives and motors
  Star, tree and bus structured networks     Motor control centers (drawers)
  Redundancy for high availability     EMC vulnerable applications
  Spur line solution     Isolator for sensitive devices

 

 

Starter kits
101-200QBS
Standard
Monitoring Kit
101-200QBS
Head Station 1B
SCOPE repeater
Fixed backplane unit
 
MONITORING
Logo-SCOPE1 NETWORK
WITH SCOPE
 
** RECOMMENDED **
101-200QC4S
Advanced
Monitoring Kit
101-200QC4S
Head Station 1C
SCOPE repeaters 4x
• Fixed backplane unit
 
MONITORING
Logo-SCOPE4 NETWORKS
AND / OR 4 SEGMENTS
WITH SCOPE

 
 
101-200QBXR
RS 485-IS
Repeater
Monitoring Kit
101-200QBXR
Head Station 1B
1CH repeater
RS 485-IS module
Fixed backplane unit
  Logo-SCOPE
 
 
101-200QBXR
PA Coupler
Monitoring Kit
101-200QBPR
Head Station 1B
1CH repeater
PA coupler module
Fixed backplane unit
  Logo-SCOPE
 
 
Modules
0120
SCOPE
Repeater

101-201210

0146
SALT
Repeater

101-201710

pa module
ICON hot right
PA Module
101-201610
0184
ICON hot right
RS485-IS
Module

101-201410C
 
More info
 
Logo-SCOPE 
More info 

Logo-SCOPE 
More info 

Logo-SCOPE 
More info 

Logo-SCOPE 
 
0110
1 Channel
Repeater

101-201101
0096
2 Channel
Repeater

101-201102
0002
2 Channel
Fiber Optic

101-201510
PBDPS
PROFIBUS DP
Slave

101-220210
 
More info
 
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PROFINETmodule
PROFINET IO
Device

101-220110
4chrelay
4 Channel
Relay Module
5 A - 230 VAC

101-210210
8chdio
8 Channel
Digital Out
0.5 A - 24 VDC

101-210110
   
More info
 
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0139
Head Station
Type 1C

101-20011C
HS1A
Head Station

Type 1B
101-20011B
HS1A
Head Station
Type 1A

101-20011A
combrickspowermodule
  Power Module
6 A - 24 VDC

101-230010

 

Head Station Type 1C
- ProfiTrace OE for 4 networks
  (web server)


Head Station Type 1B
- ProfiTrace OE for 1 networks
  (web server)
 

Head Station Type 1A
- No ProfiTrace OE

 

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Additional products and spare parts
101-200QBX
RS 485-IS
Monitoring Kit
101-200QBX
Head Station 1B
RS 485-IS module
Fixed backplane unit
101-200QBP
PA
Monitoring Kit
101-200QBP
Head Station 1B
PA coupler module
Fixed backplane unit
101-200QBR
Eco
Monitoring Kit
101-200QBR
Head Station 1B
1CH repeater
Fixed backplane unit
101-200QAFR
Fiber Optic Kit
101-200QAFR
Head Station 1A
1CH repeater
2CH FO coupler
Fixed backplane unit
0097
Backplane
Units 5-pack

101-200011
- Pack of 5 pieces
- Suitable for all regular modules
- NOT for Head Stations
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SPARE PART (already included with all Modules)
0100Fixed
Backplane
HS + 1 Sub

101-200012
- Fits: 1 Head Station and 1 regular module
- Extendible with standard backplane units
More info

SPARE PART (already included with the Head Stations)
0099Fixed
Backplane
HS + 2 Sub

101-200023
- Fits: 1 Head Station and 2 regular modules
- Extendible with standard backplane units
- Improved durability
More info

SPARE PART
0190Fixed
Backplane
HS + 3 Sub

101-200024
- Fits: 1 Head Station and 3 regular modules
- Extendible with standard backplane units
- Improved durability
More info

SPARE PART
0188Fixed
Backplane
HS + 6 Sub

101-200027
- Fits: 1 Head Station and 6 regular modules
- Extendible with standard backplane units
- Improved durability
More info

SPARE PART
Firmware
Upgrade
1B to 1C

101-200011B/C
- Firmware upgrade to convert a Head Station type 1B to 1C
Firmware
Upgrade
1A to 1C

101-200011A/C 
 
 
 
- Firmware upgrade to convert a Head Station type 1A to 1C