JCOM Automation Inc. offers the full line of Industrial Ethernet  and PROFINET products from Helmholz and PROCENTEC. Below is a highlight of some of the more popular items:

Managed and Un-Managed Switches

Helmholz makes both 4 port and 8 port managed and un-managed switches! They are made with German quality and North American ease of use. The switches have a small footprint taking up minimal panel space but with all the functionality you need. They have been designed for use in a PROFINET system but also work well for Ethernet IP and Modbus TCP. 

Just in case you are wondering, Yes, you do want a managed switch! You can save some money by going with an un-managed switch but the first time your network has an issue, you are going to be wishing that you had a managed switch with all the diagnostics! Yes, we also troubleshoot Industrial Ethernet networks, so our opinion is biased!

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Wall-IE – Industrial Ethernet Bridge and Firewall

Helmholz’s WALL IE, the Industrial Ethernet Bridge and Firewall, simply integrates your machinery network into the higher-level production network. A package filter protects the network from unauthorized access. If identical IP address ranges are to be realized, WALL IE functions as a bridge.


The NAT operating mode serves the forwarding of the data traffic
between various IPv4 networks. It enables address translation
via NAT and uses package filters to limit access to the
automation network located behind.


In the bridge operating mode, WALL IE acts as a layer-2 switch. In
contrast with normal switches, however, package filtering is also
possible in this operating mode. This means that the restriction of
access to individual areas of your network can be achieved without
having to use different networks for this purpose.

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Atlas

Atlas sits on your network and monitors it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

It gives you a device list with full details of all

of your devices including part numbers and version numbers. It uses both Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and other lower level Ethernet protocols to scan your network and monitor all the connections. If there is an interruption in the line , Atlas will know and tell you about it.

The other great feature of Atlas is the new commissioning wizard which delivers automated commissioning of PROFINET and Industrial Ethernet networks.

PROCENTEC Commissioning Wizard

With the PROCENTEC Commissioning Wizard, PROCENTEC offers automated commissioning of PROFINET and Industrial Ethernet networks. The PROCENTEC Commissioning Wizard is integrated in our Osiris software and is available on the PROCENTEC Mercury and PROCENTEC Atlas. Preparing PROFINET or Industrial Ethernet certification reports was never this easy.

  • Automated commissioning of PROFINET and Industrial Ethernet
  • Timesaving report function
  • Step by step guidance
  • Available on Atlas and Mercury
  • Quickscan
  • Osiris software

 

To see this product is to love it . Call for a demo today!
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Netilities – PROFINET diagnostic and engineering tool

profinet2Netilities generates a live list of the PROFINET/Ethernet network and spots the devices which are in Data Exchange. Statistics provide an overview of the network condition. A detailed report provides information about the reliability of the PROFINET network.

Netilities utilizes the standard Ethernet/WLAN port on the PC or interfaces with a mirrored port on a managed switch or a ProfiTap.

Info fields are displayed to inform the user on actual network problems, like: device missing, double device names, double IP addresses, etc. The Statistics provide an overview over the cycle times, corrupted telegrams, data size, etc.

Netilities is also used to set Device Names and IP addresses and export the detected devices to CSV. The LED test feature can visualize the targeted PROFINET device. The best performance of Netilities is achieved when the laptop is directly connected to the mirror port of a switch which is installed directly behind the PLC or other controller.

The licensing and software storage is handled by a USB dongle. The dongle can be used on multiple PCs.
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Mercury

The PROCENTEC Mercury is a robust tablet which features our new cross platform software package. This device is perfect for troubleshooting, maintenance and monitoring of Industrial Ethernet and PROFIBUS networks, through  our software. Mercury enables you to gain insight into the health and possible faults in your industrial network. While developing this innovative product, the user was, and remains, the first focus. This means Mercury offers remote and wireless connection, and mobility anywhere and anyplace.

Mercury is based on the same software as the PROCENTEC Atlas for constant monitoring of Industrial Ethernet diagnostics and therefore offers the same Ease-of-Use and intuitive user interface.

When combining Mercury with ProfiTrace, it offers a new software package for troubleshooting PROFIBUS networks!

PROCENTEC Commissioning Wizard

With the PROCENTEC Commissioning Wizard, PROCENTEC offers automated commissioning of PROFINET and Industrial Ethernet networks. The PROCENTEC Commissioning Wizard is integrated in our Osiris software and is available on the PROCENTEC Mercury and PROCENTEC Atlas. Preparing PROFINET or Industrial Ethernet certification reports was never this easy.

  • Automated commissioning of PROFINET and Industrial Ethernet
  • Timesaving report function
  • Step by step guidance
  • Available on Atlas and Mercury
  • Quickscan
  • Osiris software

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Connectors and Cable Tester

Industrial Ethernet protocols do not use your standard RJ45 connectors. They use special industrially hardened connectors with grounding of the shield. Helmholz makes a very easy to use connector. It is colour coded and simple to install.

The field-assembled RJ45 connectors for PROFINET, Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT, and Modbus TCP are easy and quick to install. The industrial-grade metal housing provides the necessary ruggedness so that the plug can be used in many industrial applications.

Cable tester

profinet1If you do not want your house to fall down, you need a solid foundation. The foundation of your PROFINET network are your cables. A good cable tester is essential for this and PROCENTEC has a great one.

It is a robust tester which has been specially designed for PROFINET and suitable for industrial environments. With just 1 key-press the test result is directly displayed and continuously updated.

If a cable did not pass the test, it will clearly indicate what the problem is and which wires/pins are affected. This product does not require special skills. It is easy to use and gives the technician quick and understandable feedback about the quality of the wiring. It can also be utilized on all other Ethernet networks with 4-wire and 8-wire shielded cables.

This outstanding tool, that fits in your pocket, will boost the efficiency of installers and maintenance technicians.

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