FOUNDATION Fieldbus Advanced Monitoring kit

FOUNDATION Fieldbus Advanced Monitoring kit containing:
  • 1 x Head station 1A (101-20011A)
  • 4 x 1 Channel FF Diagnostics Module (101-240610)

FOUNDATION Fieldbus Advanced Monitoring kit containing:

Head station 1A:

Worldwide access to an COMBricksHeadstation type 1A has NO monitoring capabilities. 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.

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 4 networks
  • Redundancy function on 4 networks
  • Protocol: HTTP, FTP, SMTP, NELNET, SNMP, CommDTM.

Special features:

  • NO live data streaming
  • NO OPC tags
  • NO ProfiTrace OE (NO monitoriing)


FOUNDATION Fieldbus Diagnostics Module:

FOUNDATION Fieldbus Diagnostics ModuleFOUNDATION Fieldbus network diagnostics has never been so open and easy. The COMbricks Diagnostic Module is able to permanently check the condition of the H1 physical layer. By means of a web server the signal quality of the connected devices can be inspected and emails inform the user about critical events. Notifications and remote access assure an optimal network uptime and reduced maintenance costs.

  • Basic monitoring mode if connected in parallel with the FF power supply.
  • Monitoring mode with current measrement if connected in series with the FF power supply
  • 32VDC measureable bus noltage
  • 500mA measureable bus current
  • 10 mA internal current consumption
  • Termination is NOT integrated.

Delivered including backplane socket.

The COMbricks FOUNDATION Fieldbus Diagnostics Module is not an active device and therefor does not require an address. It passively measures the network condition and can be wired parallel or series to/in an existing H1 segment.

FF modules can be combined with PROFIBUS DP and PA diagnostics modules to offer a complete installation overview to the user.

FOUNDATION Fieldbus Diagnostics Module


Head Station 1A:

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


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


FOUNDATION Fieldbus Diagnostics module:

FOUNDATION Fieldbus Monitoring ModuleWeb server:

  • Oscilloscope images of all connected devices
  • Bar graph of all connected devices
  • Last, Min, Max values of the bus signals
  • DC voltage, DC current and signal jitter
  • Email on low bus signals



  • 33 VDC measureable bus voltage
  • 500 mA measureable bus current
  • 10 mA current consumption
  • Termination is NOT integrated



  • 2 Removable OUT connectors (1-on-1)
  • 1 Removable IN connector (for current measurement)
  • < 2.5 mm2 wire diameter (stranded or solid core)



  • 10 FF modules (positioned in the first 10 slots)
  • 350 mA current consumption per module


Other features:

  • Diagnostic LEDs
  • Required Head Station firmware: V1.279 and later
  • Operating temperature: 0..60 °C
  • Dimensions: 140 x 110 x 25 mm
  • Weight: 133 g