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Robust PROCENTEC ProfiHub-family 10 years

08 March 2016

In 2006 PROCENTEC was the first company in the world to produce a multi-channel network component, better known as a PROFIBUS-hub. Ten years later PROCENTEC still retains the lead in the market as their hubs both have a screw and PROFIBUS connector. Robust mounting has never been of any concern, as these are the standard features in the PROCENTEC-hubs.
With the newest hub family member – the ProfiSwitch X5 – different baud rates within the same network are no longer an issue, because this unique hub is adjustable to the baud rate per channel.

In the past 10 years there have seldomly been complaints about the structure and functioning of the hubs. PROCENTEC stays alert on service and quality, treating their hub customers this month with a ‘Hub Hub Hooray-cake’.

ProfiHub family product portfolio

The solid ProfiHub family consists of 11 (multi-channel) PROFIBUS DP network components, which are used to create reliable star/tree structures and long multi-device segments. The network components are deployed in many applications worldwide and are available in multiple varieties to always meet the needs of the customer.
PROCENTEC hubs are the result of solid technological expertise, handmade in the Netherlands and rate internationally in terms of quality and reliability.

ProfiSwitch X5 – the Babel fish among the hubs

The X5 has an incredible amount of technology 'under the hood', although customers would not notice it at first glance. Different baud rates can be interlinked within their industrial network. This was previously thought to be impossible with a PROFIBUS network.

Normally, the transfer rate is set at a standard rate. This causes problems when an application partially needs a lower and a higher baud rate. The network would then often have a dual design. However, customers are no longer tied to that lower baud rate for the entire network as the X5 resets the segment according to PROFIBUS guidelines. The X5 ensures that one baud rate is 'translated' to 5 channels, each with their own baud rate. As a result, the network is much more adaptable.