PROCENTEC introduces the ProfiSwitch X5
04 December 2014
The ProfiSwitch X5 is the first ProfiHub to include the ability to run multiple baud rates within the same network, by 1 Controller. This transparent hub modernizes any PROFIBUS installation, by allowing channel baud rate customization within one network, with the ease of adjusting a rotary switch.
The ProfiSwitch X5 stands alone against all existing repeaters and hubs in the PROFIBUS market. It eliminates traditional PROFIBUS network baud rate constraints associated with spur lines, additional resistance, single master systems, poor cable segments and cable length limitations. Design limitations associated with legacy systems or new build systems are eliminated, creating the capability for unprecedented customizable network designs.
One main PLC can now act as a workhorse with the ability to extend the network further, spur line hot swap, reduction of repeater installation, all without limiting speed performance. The advanced technology of the ProfiSwitch X5 converts the main channel to other transmission speeds and acts as a transparent proxy without disturbing the host system (comparable with PA links). With limitless applications, the ProfiSwitch X5 will become your go to device for creating networks without traditional limitations.
More information: www.procentec.com/profiswitch
PROCENTEC is knowledge partner in the field of PROFIBUS and PROFINET technology and develops products aimed at optimising end users’ production processes. Through a worldwide network of local offices and distributors, we supply the key components required for the installation of a measurable and manageable network. Our innovative, tailor-made solutions allow our clients to operate successfully in the field of industrial automation and maximise their process returns. In addition, PROCENTEC is the internationally accredited Competence and Training Centre for PROFIBUS and PROFINET. We organise training courses that help employees to optimally deploy these technical systems for their operational objectives. In addition, we offer end users the necessary support during implementation procedures, certification processes, audits and technical faults. With over 20 years of experience with PROFIBUS and PROFINET technology, our certified professionals are always standing by to confer with you on the optimum solution for your requirements.