ComBricks - Monitoring, Networking & Control


ComBricks is a PROFIBUS permanent monitoring solution for remote diagnostics and analysis


ComBricks allows you to remotely monitor your PROFIBUS installations from anywhere in the world and will alert you if any faults arise or are likely to arise. The connectivity to Ethernet allows you to remotely inspect the condition of the installation with a ProfiTrace shell in a web browser.



ComBricks is designed with a modular platform able to carry repeater and fibre optic modules. Over Ethernet, the condition of the installation can be remotely inspected with ProfiTrace OE (in a web browser).

Why ComBricks?

Remote monitoring of your installation

Easy to use

The only product with an integrated oscilloscope for permanent PROFIBUS control over Ethernet.

Typical applications

Cross border installations

Inaccessible installations

Long commissioning and test cycles

High availability networks

Robot cells

Traffic control installations

Water treatment

Offshore installations

24-7 service contracts

Monitoring product features

Simultaneous monitoring of 4 PB networks

Up to 10 SCOPE repeater modules

Hot swap and extendable

Web server with ProfiTrace and oscilloscope

Logging and email

Ethernet connection

24 V redundant power connector




Enhanced RS 485 signal

31 devices per segment

1000 m cable length (baud rate dependent)

Modular repeaters

The current trend with PROFIBUS projects is to use segmentation with repeaters, fibre optic and ProfiHubs to bridge the common faults of the end-user concerning his cabling difficulties. ComBricks adds another important element; the creation of modular and random repeater hubs that can be maintained remotely with a permanent internal ProfiTrace. 


ComBricks is based on a backplane into which 10 hot swap repeater modules with 2 channels each can be inserted (20 galvanic isolated transparent segments). Every channel can handle 31 devices and maximum 1000 m cable length (depends on the baud rate).


The bus redundancy technology of the repeater modules is very advanced. A redundant system with 10 parallel network cables can be built. This architecture provides extremely high availability. Most suppliers only allow 2 cables.




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