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Specification Description
Part Number VBG-PB-K20-D-BV
Manufacturer Pepperl + Fuchs
Product Type Profibus Interface Module
AS-Interface Specification V3.0
Earth Fault Detection Integrated EFD
EMC Monitoring Integrated
Diagnostics Function Extended function via display
UL File Number E223772
Display Illuminated graphical LC display for addressing and error messages
Buttons 4 buttons for operation and configuration
Switch SET switch for slave address selection
Insulation Voltage ≥ 500 V
Rated Operating Voltage From AS-Interface
Rated Operating Current Approx. 200 mA from AS-Interface
Interface Type RS-485
Protocol PROFIBUS in accordance with IEC 61158/IEC 61784-1
Transfer Rate 9.6 kBit/s to 12 MBit/s, Automatic baud rate detection
Connections PROFIBUS Sub-D interface, AS-Interface spring terminals (removable)
Directive Conformity Electromagnetic compatibility Directive 2014/30/EU
Degree of Protection EN 60529:2000, IP20
Housing Material Stainless steel
Weight 460 g
Construction Type Low profile housing, Stainless steel
Ambient Temperature 0 to 55 °C (32 to 131 °F)
Storage Temperature -25 to 85 °C (-13 to 185 °F)
Commodity Code 851762
Special Features Easy commissioning and fault diagnosis, PROFIBUS DPV1 support, noise detection

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VBG-PB-K20-D-BV Product Description

The Pepperl + Fuchs VBG-PB-K20-D-BV is a sophisticated Profibus interface module designed to facilitate seamless communication between AS-Interface systems and higher-level networks. This gateway adheres to the AS-Interface specification 3.0 and is encased in a durable stainless steel housing with an IP20 protection rating, making it ideal for installation in switch cabinets.

This module acts as a master for the AS-Interface segment and as a slave for the Profibus network, ensuring efficient cyclic data exchange. It supports Profibus DPV1 and is capable of transferring both digital and analog values, along with the complete command set of the new AS-Interface specification through a command interface.

Commissioning and fault diagnosis are made user-friendly through an array of LEDs and a graphic display that provide clear status indications. The unit also features earth fault detection and AS-Interface noise detection, enhancing the reliability of the network.

The VBG-PB-K20-D-BV is designed for easy snap-on mounting on a 35 mm mounting rail, and its front panel is equipped with seven LEDs that indicate the current state of the AS-Interface branch. Additionally, the module includes a graphical display and four switches that allow for complete control and visualization of functions, independent of the higher-level network and programming.

This Profibus interface module is a robust solution for industrial automation environments, offering a streamlined approach to integrating AS-Interface segments with Profibus networks.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the Profibus Interface Module?

The Profibus Interface Module serves as a gateway to connect AS-Interface systems to a higher-level network, acting as a master for the AS-Interface segment and as a slave for the higher-level network. It facilitates the transfer of digital and analog data from the AS-Interface segment to the Profibus DP network.

Can the module support both digital and analog signals?

Yes, the module supports the transfer of both digital data and analog values from an AS-Interface segment through a command interface.

How is the module mounted in a control cabinet?

The module is designed for snap-on mounting on a 35 mm mounting rail, making it particularly suited for use in switching cabinets.

Does the module have any diagnostic features?

Yes, the module is equipped with LEDs and a graphical display for easy commissioning and fault diagnosis. It also features earth fault detection and AS-Interface noise detection.

What type of enclosure does the module have?

The module has a low profile stainless steel housing with a degree of protection of IP20, making it suitable for indoor use in industrial environments.

How can the module be configured?

The module can be configured using the front panel keys and the graphical display, allowing for address allocation and acceptance of the target configuration without the need for additional programming devices.

What are the operating and storage temperature ranges for the module?

The operating temperature range for the module is 0 to 55 °C (32 to 131 °F), and the storage temperature range is -25 to 85 °C (-13 to 185 °F).

What type of electrical connections does the module support?

The module supports a Sub-D interface for Profibus and spring terminals for AS-Interface, which are removable for easy installation and maintenance.

Is the module compliant with any EMC directives?

Yes, the module complies with the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2014/30/EU, ensuring it meets the required standards for electromagnetic compatibility.

What is the significance of the UL File Number for the module?

The UL File Number E223772 indicates that the module has been tested by UL, a globally recognized safety certification company, and meets their safety standards.