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PROCENTEC releases ProfiHub B5+RD PROFIBUS hub

PROCENTEC releases  ProfiHub B5+RD PROFIBUS hub

July 1, 2014 - PROCENTEC releases  ProfiHub B5+RD PROFIBUS hub with a built-in PROFIBUS DP slave to forward diagnostic data to a PLC. With this function the ProfiHub B5+RD is able to optimally monitor PROFIBUS DP installations. The ProfiHub B5+RD is a network component providing a reliable solution for spur lines and star-shaped structures in the PROFIBUS DP networks.

Technical engineers can now access detailed diagnostic information about communication failures and current details of retries. Diagnostic information about redundancy of the PROFIBUS channels and supply status can be identified using this function. In addition, the ProfiHub B5+RD generates a live list of all PROFIBUS devices connected. When configuring an alarm contact, technical engineers are warned immediately in case of disruptions inside the PROFIBUS DP installations.

The ProfiHub B5+RD has been provided with five galvanically separated transparent channels. Up to 31 devices can be connected to each channel, bridging a 1,200 metre distance. Each channel comes with dropout protection to ensure the rest of the PROFIBUS network remains flawless.

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