Advanced Monitoring Kit


ComBricks Standard monitoring kit containing:

  • 1 x Headstation 1C (101-20011C)
  • 4 x 1 Channel SCOPE repeater (101-201210)

ComBricks advanced monitoring kit containing:

Head station 1C:

Worldwide access to an COMBricksHeadstation type 1C has monitoring capabilites for 4 networks. The Head Station is the primary element of ComBricks and schedules the interaction between all modules and provides data storage and an Ethernet interface for the user.

Type 1C is an enhanced type that contain a ProfiTrace core for monitoring 4 PROFIBUS networks and an advanced web server for permanent remote maintenance of the PROFIBUS installation over Ethernet (hardware is identical as a type 1A).
For monitoring repeater modules or slave modules are required to provide PROFIBUS telegrams on the backplane network.

Through the ProfiTrace 2 software package, OPC tags can be directly streamed from the Head Station type 1C. ProfiTrace 2 will run with full monitoring functionality and the user can benefit from its features.

The Head Station provides power to all modules through its redundant power supply.

Basic features:

  • Redundant power supply
  • Operating voltage: 11..26 VDC
  • Drives 32 modules (10 high-speed)
  • Repeating function on a 4 networks
  • Redundancy function on a 4 networks
  • Protocal: HTTP, FTP, SMTP, NELNET, SNMP, CommDTM.

Special features:

  • Live data streaming & OPC tags.
  • ProfiTrace OE monitoring) on 4 networks (Live list / Statistics / SCOPE / Bar graph)


1 Channel SCOPE Repeater:

SCOPE Repeater diagram

 ComBricks 1 Channel PROFIBUS SCOPE repeater module

  • Integrated quality-oscilloscope
  • Diagnostic LEDs
  • Busspeed up to 12 Mbps
  • 31 devices per channel
  • Screw terminals bus connection DB9 connector for monitoring
  • Redundancy feature included
  • Bus termination integrated.

Delivered including backplane socket.

The repeater channel and the integrated oscilloscope are directly connected with the ProfiTrace OE core in the 1B/1C Head Station. Scope images and busmonitor data are directly available in the web server.

The advanced 12 Mbps core of the repeater module can be cascaded unlimitedly and has increased RS 485 strength. The data traffic is constantly monitored for glitches which are digitally filtered out. It has on-board switchable termination and able to drive 31 devices.

Head Station 1C:

Key features:

  • Drives 32 modules (10 high-speed)
  • Redundant power supply
  • uSD card holder for 32 GB (SD and SDHC)
  • USB connector for firmware updates



  • 10 / 100 Mbps link speed
  • Protocols: HTTP, FTP, SMTP, TELNET, SNMP, CommDTM


Web server with ProfiTrace OE:

  • Status of all modules
  • Live List
  • Statistics
  • Message recording
  • Email and log on PROFIBUS events
  • System log


Power supply:

  • Operating voltage: 11..26 VDC
  • Backplane current: 2.5 A


Other features:

  • Operating temperature: 0..60 °C
  • Dimensions: 140 x 110 x 25 mm
  • Weight: 150 g


1 Channel SCOPE Repeater:

Electrical and Mechanical:

  • 1 Bus channel
  • 31 devices/bus-loads per channel
  • 1200 m cable length (depends on baudrate)
  • No limit in cascading
  • Termination switch
  • Removable screw terminals and 1 DB9 connector


  • Frequency: 192 MS/s
  • Resolution: 50 mV
  • Differential range: -6.436..6.436 V


  • Transparent for all PROFIBUS protocols
  • 9.6 kbps .. 12 Mbps (auto detection)
  • 2 bits delay time (12 bits in redundant mode)
  • No address required
  • Bus redundancy (selectable)

Web server:

  • Oscilloscope images of connected devices (diff.)
  • Last, Min, Max bus signals
  • Bar graph of connected devices
  • Email on telegram errors and low bus signals


  • 4 Networks selectable with switches
  • 10 Modules (positioned in the first 10 slots)
  • 500 mA current consumption

Other features:

  • Operating temperature: 0..60 °C
  • Dimensions: 140 x 110 x 25 mm
  • Weight: 120 g