A new process station which provides users with a plug and play solution for easy connection to the fieldbus of your choice has been launched by ABB Instrumentation.
The ABB FieldController – the latest addition to the company’s Freelance 2000 family of scaleable open control systems – caters for most commonly used fieldbus protocols as an integral part of the system. This allows `plug-in’ high speed ethernet(HSE)-ready communication links to Profibus, HART and MODBUS devices, with the Fieldbus Foundation protocol soon to be added.
ABB reports that the FieldController can be used with Profibus to configure and paramaterise any make of fieldbus instrument. This is performed using DigiTool – a single, IEC 1131-3 compliant engineering tool which provides for homogenous configuration, commissioning and diagnostics from the sensor up to the graphic display.
Cabling costs are also minimised by the devices flexible approach to I/O.
ABB Instrumentation Tel: 01480 475321; Fax: 01480 218361; www.abb.com
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