TIC Profibus Communications Module

Manufacturers, laboratories and research establishments are converting to fieldbus to take advantage of the reduced cabling and network equipment costs.
Edwards offers a compact, Din rail mountable module to allow Profibus protocol communications with the TIC Turbo and Instrument Controllers, or directly with Edwards DX/nEXT turbo pumps.
The TIC is a versatile, advanced system controller capable of controlling a series of vacuum pumps and up to three Edwards Active vacuum gauges. The addition of the  Profibus module allows full advantage to be taken of digital multi-drop communications.
The new Profibus module has been designed to fit alongside the TIC, making installation very simple.
The new module carries full Profibus International accreditation. This stringent independent test process gives a high level of confidence in the reliability of the new unit, and its compatibility and functionality with all Profibus instruments and networks.


Features and Benefits

  •     Full Profibus International Accreditation
  •     Din Rail Or Rack Mounting
  •     Wide Operating Voltage Range 9 - 52 V
  •     Simple Set-up
  •     Field Software Upgrades Available
  •     Retrofit To Existing Installations
Dane techniczne
Electrical Data  
Electrical supply  
  TIC Profibus module 9 - 52 V DC 5W (switch on surge 500 mA)
Ambient operating temperature 0 to 40 °C
Ambient storage temperature -30 to 70 °C
Max ambient operating humidity 90% RH non-condensing
Max operating altitude 2000 m
IP rating IP30 - indoor use only
Mass 0.28 kg
DC power connector (supplied) 2-way receptacle. Mating part is cable mount terminal block (supplied). Suitable parts include: Phoenix MSTBV 2.5/2-G-5.08:Weidmuller BLZ 5.08/2: Amp796634-2: IMO 21.950/2
Profibus connector  
Connector type 9-way sub-miniature ”D” type socket
Profibus data signals Electrically compliant with RS485 specification isolated from chassis
Profibus power supply 10 mA supply (protected for external terminator resistors if required)
Chassis For Profibus cable screen convention
Repeater control signal Digital signal, nominally 0-5 V but with series 340 ohm resistor. High = module transmitting. Low = receiving or idle
RS232 connector TIC version 9-way sub-miniature ”D” type plug
RS232 protocol 9600 baud, 1 stop bit, 8 data bits, no parity
RS232 protocol 9600 baud, 1 stop bit, 8 data bits, no parity
Profibus cable Should be screened and comply with EN50170
RS232 cable TIC version 15 m max. Screening not required.
DX pump connection Connection must be either directly to the DX pump flying lead or an Edwards DX pump extension cable.
Pliki do pobrania
TIC and DX/nEXT Profibus Module Instruction Manual