Fault reporting system infobox

Compact fault reporting system for reliable system operation

Fault reporting systems provide you with the necessary overview of the current status of your system. They provide information that ensures the system is safely controlled in all operating and error states. Thanks to increased system transparency, on-site maintenance work to clear faults is optimized.
The infobox design variants can be ordered with 8, 16, 24, or 40 possible messages. The fault reporting system is specifically designed for the requirements for processing and displaying messages. As an option, the data can be forwarded to higher-level control rooms using common communication protocols such as IEC 60870-5-104 and IEC 61850.

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Fault signaling system being commissioned

Your advantages One modular system for a range of applications

✔ Intuitive configuration and parameterization of alarm and status messages
✔ Flexible visual and audible messages locally on the device
✔ Easy integration into the automation environment with the use of standardized communication protocols
✔ Optimum installation in control cabinet structures with standardized hardware designs

All information directly at a glance Clear message display and operation on the front of the device

infobox fault signaling system
Number of messages
The infobox fault reporting device is available with 8, 16, 24, or 40 possible signal inputs. It is possible to increase the number of messages further by simply combining several individual devices together.
Number of messages
Flexible message visualization
The messages are displayed on the device front display in red or green depending on the message type (alarm or status messages) for local identification.
Flexible message visualization
Acknowledgement of further message signals
Simply acknowledge the internally installed horn or the externally connected sirens, lamps, etc.
Acknowledgement of further message signals
Message acknowledgement
Signal your situation-related service work by means of simple message acknowledgment. Here, the message is still displayed in a working mode, but it is indicated that the cause is already being processed.
Message acknowledgement
Deleting messages
Messages relating to successfully processed system states can be deleted easily.
Deleting messages
System status indicator
This ensures that you have an overview of the system status at all times.
System status indicator
Testing the installed lighting
Test the lighting installed for optical message visualization on the device front for operational readiness by simply pressing a button.
Testing the installed lighting

Comprehensive configuration options for many applications Combine inputs, outputs, and connections easily

Fault reporting technology with local signal processing, message visualization, and integration into the automation environment
Power supply, emergency supply, and external button
Select the appropriate voltage range from our comprehensive range of options.
Power supply, emergency supply, and external button
Signal level
The infobox is available in various versions with message inputs, group messages, and relays for message forwarding.
Signal level
Device parameterization
The infobox Basic is parameterized locally via the DIP switches on the back. The infobox COM, on the other hand, is parameterized via the infobox ENGINEER software.
Device parameterization
Interface status displays
See at first glance which interfaces are active and whether information is currently being communicated.
Interface status displays
Acknowledgment of device malfunctions
Simply acknowledge the ERR device status message displayed on the front or reset the device to the default settings.
Acknowledgment of device malfunctions
Communication interfaces
Integrate your fault signaling system into your automation environment. The following interfaces are available for this: Ethernet interface (RJ45), USB interface (service), RS-232 COM 1, RS-485 COM 2.
Communication interfaces
infobox Basic fault signaling system

infobox Basic fault signaling system

Fault reporting technology without communication function (infobox Basic) Monitoring system states with local messages

The infobox Basic processes system signals and visualizes the messages locally on the device front. As an option, the internally installed horn or other locally connected sirens or lighting can be used for signaling, in addition to the LED display.
The fault signaling system can be parameterized quickly and easily via the DIP switches installed on the rear. Marking strips can be created and printed in just a few steps using the infobox ENGINEER software.

infobox COM fault signaling system

infobox COM fault signaling system

Fault reporting technology with communication function (infobox COM) Easy integration into your automation environment

The Industry 4.0-capable infobox COM fault signaling system features the same scope of functions for signaling local messages. Moreover, there is also the option of communicating information to a higher-level control room and to receive protocol-based information from the field level. Here, data is transmitted via standardized communication protocols. With this function, several devices can also be combined to create a larger fault signaling system.
Despite the comprehensive configuration options, the infobox ENGINEER software enables easy and time-saving commissioning.

What is the right fault signaling system for me? Identify the appropriate system in just a few steps

infobox Basic

Fault reporting technology with local signal processing and message visualization

infobox COM

Fault reporting technology with local signal processing, message visualization, and integration into the automation environment

Criteria differentiating the fault signaling systems
Simple messaging and device configuration with predefined functions via DIP switches
Individual, software-based configuration of each message (use of various ISA protocols)
Offline and online parameterization for flexible, location-independent configuring
Use of standardized communication protocols for integration into the automation environment
IT security and user role administration (RBAC)
Networking of several fault signaling systems

Software-based configuration of the infobox COM Intuitive operation and comprehensive configuration options

Installation-free infobox ENGINEER parameterization software
Convenient creation of message markings
Use our software to create and print new message markings in just a few steps or import them from existing projects. Then simply slot the printed marking labels into the mounted pockets behind the removable device front.
Convenient creation of message markings
Device-specific settings
Define the project properties and device-specific settings conveniently using offline or online parameterization.
Device-specific settings
Message-specific settings
Tailor your message by defining message functions such as alarm and status messages, time responses, acoustic and visual signaling, etc.
Message-specific settings
Setting up communication
Use standardized communication protocols and settings for specific parameters such as the IP address of the control room for easy integration into your automation environment.
Setting up communication
Networking of several fault signaling systems
Set up functions such as message feeders and central units for the optimized monitoring and control of large systems (for example for the central acknowledgement of messages) in just a few steps.
Networking of several fault signaling systems
Fault signaling system software on a laptop

infobox ENGINEER parameterization software

Test the software without obligation Gain an initial impression

The infobox ENGINEER parameterization software is primarily used to set up the infobox COM. Along with other functions, the message markings are specified and printed in the software. The print templates can of course also be used for the infobox Basic.
Download the portable software free of charge and gain an initial impression – even without a test device.
All the software functions can be used without installing the actual software. For a detailed description, please refer to the digital user manual within the software itself.

Further information
Our infobox fault signaling system in detail
Further details such as technical data and information on the infobox ENGINEER parameterization software is available in the brochure.
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Man working with the infobox ENGINEER parameterization software on a monitor