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Pepperl and Fuchs has launched the HD2-DM-A.RO stationary diagnostic module with relay output, designed to continuously monitor the jitter, noise and signal level of up to four fieldbus segments.

The company said the HD2-DM-A.RO physical layer monitoring and diagnostic solution is easy to configure and operate.

It enables users to continuously monitor the jitter, noise and signal level of up to four Foundation fieldbus or Profibus PA fieldbus segments with a single module.

Brian Traczyk, product manager at Pepperl and Fuchs, said: ‘The user simply sets the signal, noise and jitter warning levels via easily accessible DIP switches, with no software required.

‘After the DIP switches are set, the user just plugs the module into the motherboard to initiate physical layer monitoring.

‘Any warnings will cause a summary alarm via voltage-free contact at the fault output on the motherboard,’ he added.

The HD2-DM-A.RO quickly and easily snaps into the diagnostic module slot on any Powerhub motherboard, and puts no loading on the bus.

A single relay contact input to the control system provides annunciation for the whole Powerhub.

The HD2-DM-A.RO is Zone 2/Div 2 mountable and provides protection in accordance with IEC 60529, shock resistance in accordance with EN 60068-2-27 and vibration resistance in accordance with EN 60068-2-6.

The module is ideally suited for entry-level users who need to continuously monitor the fieldbus physical layer.

Additional diagnostic solutions are available for more advanced users and applications.

Pepperl and Fuchs

Pepperl+Fuchs is a leading developer and manufacturer of electronic sensors and components for the global automation market. Continuous innovation, enduring quality, and steady growth have guaranteed continued success for more than 60 years. Pepperl+Fuchs employs 3,950 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Germany, USA, Singapore, Hungary, Indonesia and Vietnam, most of them ISO 9001 certified.

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