The intelligent, modular Profibus Repeater "Inblox" from Indu-Sol combines the functionalities of a repeater and the bus diagnostics. The gapless, combinable combination of head module and up to five expansion modules allows maximum expansion of 25 galvanically separated bus segments. Depending on the module version, telegram analyzes are just as possible as a monitoring of the signal quality (edges, level height and overshoot).
By means of the integrated web interface, the quality becomes visible via a participant-related bar chart. With adjustable thresholds, a warning of failure is possible because the alarm bells ring early. With this product development, an important step has been taken towards automated network monitoring and remote access via the Internet as well as a remote service further simplify handling.