Procentec has added diagnostic check and reporting features to the long standing B5 5-way repeater to provide automatic 24/7 detection and alerting of device and connected network changes.


The device may be programmed to report changes in up to 4 different ways, with PROFIBUS input messages, Diagnostic messages, Extended diagnostic messages and/or Alarm relay with connection to front panel socket.


Both event and statistics changes may be indicated, including live list changes, redundant power channel changes, PROFIBUS redundant channel changes, baud rate changes, device terminator switch changes and communications on channel stopped. Message failure statistics reported include losts, syncs, repeats, illegals, extended diagnostics and diagnostics while in data exchange.


In order to provide this diagnostic information over the PROFIBUS network to the connected PLC the B5+RD operates as a normal PROFIBUS DP slave device with unique network address. The required address is set-up by software using ProfiTrace or similar tool.

Further information and evaluation samples are available from Hi-Port Controls :-


Product Price Order Code
ProfiHub B5+RD Contact us 17020RD



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