Smart Machines & Factories
Monitoring and networking in harsh environments made possible with PROCENTEC ComBricks HE+
Published:  24 October, 2017

PROCENTEC ComBricks has proven itself as the number one permanent monitoring tool for PROFIBUS networks for years. In addition to the ComBricks family, PROCENTEC recently launched the new robust ComBricks HE+, the perfect solution for use in harsh environments, making PROCENTEC ComBricks applicable in an even wider range of solutions.

PROCENTEC ComBricks unites network components and offers permanent monitoring with industry leading features. It enables users to remotely monitor PROFIBUS installations from anywhere in the world and gives advance warning of any potential system faults, acting as a virtual maintenance professional. ComBricks is a unique modular platform able to carry repeater and modules on a backplane. It is the only product with an integrated oscilloscope for permanent PROFIBUS monitoring.

The use of PROCENTEC ComBricks makes it possible to collect and store network diagnostic data to identify even intermittent network faults, which are usually the most difficult to diagnose and rectify. Based on a set of personalized criteria, it gives an easy to interpret notification that can then be acted upon before a failure occurs. The system works with an integrated web browser which gives secure access to the units via a web connection.

Harsh environments

The newest member of the successful ComBricks family is ComBricks HE+. Because of its robust stainless steel housing, the device is ideal for the use in industrial, marine, and extreme conditions. It is ILAC-MRA vibration approved, which means the device is resistant to vibrations that may occur when the unit is used on trains, planes, boats and trucks. Furthermore, the device allows for a better temperature dissipation.

In comparison with the first ComBricks systems, no separate backplane is needed. ComBricks HE+ is based on an internal backplane, up to two scope repeater modules can be added next to the head station, locked together with a metal clamp.


The ComBricks system is the perfect solution for monitoring PROFIBUS networks. Recently, PROCENTEC launched a monitoring solution for Industrial Ethernet networks as well: PROCENTEC Atlas. This tool is perfect for preventing unexpected and expensive downtime in complex factory networks.

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