Thanks to the supported Configuration in Run (H-CiR) function, changes can be made to the configuration of Profibus devices even during operation. Via S7 routing and data set routing, engineering from a central location as well as the parameterization and diagnostics of field devices via Simatic PDM (Process Device Manager) is also supported, for example for remote maintenance. In addition, Conformal Coating (a thin polymer film that adapts to the contours of a printed circuit board in order to protect the components on the printed circuit board) means that the IE/PB Link HA meets Namur NE21 recommendations and is optimized for reliable operation even under harsh ambient conditions from -40 to +70 degrees Celsius.
With the IE/PB Link HA, existing Profibus segments in systems that are equipped with the Simatic PCS 7 process control system can be connected to redundant networks. This means that modern Profinet networks can be implemented in stages in process technology systems.