The new PROFIBUS Compact Repeater from Systeme Helmholz GmbH is a fully functional PROFIBUS Repeater. It is applicable very flexible thanks to its very small style. The Repeater covers transmission rates from 9.6 Kbps to 12 Mbps.
The transmitted signals are regenerated by the repeater and resent (Bit-Reshaping and Retransmission), so trouble in the line are mostly avoided. In term of price as well as in term of technical reasons the PROFIBUS Compact Repeater is a real option for multitude applications instead of using standard repeaters.
It can be used for bus extensions (up to 1 km with 2 PROFIBUS Compact Repeaters), increasement of the stations as well as for plant extensions. The operation in MPI networks is also possible. As a special application option the PROFIBUS Compact Repeater offers you the possibility the usage of drop cables as standalone segments. Therefore it can be plugged directly on the PG port of a built in PROFIBUS connector.
Due to the compact shape no additional room is needed in the cabinet, as the PROFIBUS Compact Repeater can be used instead of PROFIBUS Connector, or simply plugged onto a node in the PROFIBUS Network.
Furthermore no separate power supply is needed, as the PROFIBUS Compact Repeater is using the 5 V power supply, every PROFIBUS device possesses for the terminating resistor. The PROFIBUS Compact Repeater generates an isolation between both PROFIBUS segments. The integrated status LEDs provide a fast overview on the current Bus status.