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Remote industrial networking and diagnostics tools

Delivering industrial network health and happiness – remotely!

What challenges are your team facing?

  • Keeping safe distances between co-workers?
  • Eliminating travel between sites?
  • Hitting production targets while key personnel are self-isolating?

The TH LINK and TH SCOPE suite of products enable remote access and status monitoring of any industrial network from anywhere in the world.

Hitex provides a range of products which enable remote monitoring and diagnostics. Whether your facility is focussing on keeping a safe distance between co-workers, eliminating travel between sites or just trying to carry on producing vital supplies while key personnel are self isolating, we have the tools to help.

In a nutshell, the TH Links for PROFIBUS and PROFINET provide access to network-specific issue monitoring. The TH Scope Server allows data from multiple sites and networks to be collated into one interface for easy management. By accessing this data via a VPN, this can then be analysed and responded to from anywhere in the world. Should your local teams be low on man-power, advice and assistance can be relied on when you need it most.

Permanent network monitoring & management with comprehensive diagnostics functionality


TH LINK PROFIBUS - Monitoring, Diagnostics and Configuration

TH LINK PROFIBUS provides controller-independent access to PROFIBUS networks for plant operation and maintenance staff. The tool supports both network diagnostics applications and plant asset management applications. TH LINK PROFIBUS is easy to use and can be integrated without interfering with the operation of existing installations.

Full product information HERE.


TH LINK PROFINET - Commissioning & Troubleshooting Tool Kit

TH LINK PROFINET diagnostics tool makes use of a controller-independent access to monitor PROFINET networks. The diagnostic data is collected in networks comprising up to 254 nodes, and made available to users through the TH SCOPE software application. TH LINK PROFINET is easy to use and can be integrated without interfering with the operation of existing installations.

It is worth noting that the TH Link for PROFINET is an active device on the network. This is due to the functionality of the switches, otherwise packets would be directed directly to the Controller and never be seen in a diagnostic device without a mirror port.

The TH Link in combination with TH Scope can deliver the following:

  • Network condition reports
  • Current installed topology drawings, rather than the original design install drawings
  • Complete inventory of devices/device names, serial numbers and order numbers
  • Diagnostic information

Full product information HERE.


TH SCOPE - Industrial Network Diagnostic & Monitoring Tool

TH SCOPE is a software product for industrial network management and network diagnostics, geared towards plant operators and maintenance personnel. It is an all-in-one, easy-to-use solution for permanent monitoring and predictive maintenance, acceptance testing and troubleshooting - from anywhere in the world. Combined with TH LINK components, the product supports PROFIBUS, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP protocols.

It is also available ready-deployed on an industrial PC.

Full product information HERE.

How does it work?

The TH Link is a monitoring tool that sits on the PROFIBUS and EtherNet networks. It will send an alert both when there is a problem but also before the problem occurs. It looks at patterns in the error messages and spots trends.

It has its own webserver built-in for independent use and access but can also be connected to a server with TH Scope running to add additional features and gather data from multiple TH Links, either PROFIBUS or PROFINET.

This link gives you access to a demo network running in Softing’s HQ in Munich, where you can investigate issues that have happened on their demo network over the last month. By clicking on "Link-PROFIBUS-1" on the left hand side and then clicking "Diagnostic list", all the recorded issues can be seen.


Delivering Network Health and Happiness

Get in touch to find out how Hitex can keep your networks running

Contact Dave Tomlin on 024 7669 2066 to explore how we can help UK manufacturing keep the cogs turning despite the challenging conditions presented during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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