PROCENTEC is to launch a new product known as the ProfiHub B5+RD. The product is a ProfiHub that has been provided with a built-in PROFIBUS DP slave for transferring diagnostic data to a PLC. This innovative network component is the key when it comes to maintaining the PROFIBUS DP systems. Technical engineers can now access detailed diagnostic information about communication failures and current details of retries. Diagnostic information about redundancy of the PROFIBUS channels and supply status can be identified using this unique function. In addition, the device generates a live list of all PROFIBUS devices connected. When configuring an alarm contact, technical engineers are warned immediately in case of disruptions inside the PROFIBUS DP installations.