- December 04, 2014
December 4, 2014 - Procentec announces ProfiSwitch X5 Profibus hub with the ability to run multiple baud rates within the same network. This transparent hub modernizes any PROFIBUS installation by allowing channel baud rate customization within one network, with the ease of adjusting a rotary switch. The ProfiSwitch X5 eliminates traditional PROFIBUS network baud rate constraints associated with spur lines, additional resistance, single master systems, poor cable segments and cable length limitations. Design limitations associated with legacy systems or new build systems are eliminated, creating the capability for unprecedented customizable network designs. One main PLC can now act as a workhorse with the ability to extend the network further, spur line hot swap, reduction of repeater installation, all without limiting speed performance. The ProfiSwitch X5 converts the main channel to other transmission speeds and acts as a transparent proxy without disturbing the host system (comparable with PA links).