Product News: Communication Systems & Equipment
USB Fieldbus Adapter extends connectivity to fieldbus networks.
Press Release Summary:
July 1, 2014 - USB Fieldbus Interface v3 facilitates in-field or instrument shop-based FOUNDATION fieldbus device configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting. Multiple options are provided for commissioning and configuring FOUNDATION fieldbus devices. Functionality allows Fieldbus devices to be commissioned, decommissioned, and assigned device tags. Communication DTM, included, enables device configuration using third-party FDT Frame Applications and library of Emerson Device DTMs.
Original Press Release
Emerson's USB Fieldbus Interface Now Offers More Options for Configuring FOUNDATION Fieldbus Devices in the Field or on the Bench
Press release date: June 23, 2014
AUSTIN, TEXAS– Emerson Process Management has released Version 3 of the USB Fieldbus Interface, providing users with an easy way to configure, monitor and troubleshoot FOUNDATION fieldbus devices in the field or the instrument shop.
With the USB Fieldbus Interface, there are multiple options for commissioning and configuring FOUNDATION fieldbus devices. Fieldbus devices are easily commissioned, decommissioned and assigned device tags using a simple solution. The USB Fieldbus Interface’s Communication DTM enables configuration of devices using third-party FDT Frame Applications and a library of Emerson Device DTMs. Additional Device DTMs from other suppliers are available on the web.
If a more comprehensive asset management capability is required, the interface connects seamlessly to AMS Suite. In addition to full configuration functionality, predictive diagnostics for fast decision-making and automated documentation that keeps an accurate audit trail of device activities is also available.
The USB Fieldbus Interface is designed to work under a variety of maintenance conditions. When used in the field, the USB Fieldbus Interface can work on a powered segment without disrupting the operation of the segment. For use in situations when no power is available, such as on the bench or during startups, the USB Fieldbus Interface can provide up to 85mA of power to the fieldbus segment.
About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management (www.EmersonProcess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb™, Syncade™, DeltaV™, Fisher, Bettis™, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Daniel™, Ovation™ and AMS Suite.
Emerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
The USB Fieldbus Interface provides users with an easy, cost-effective option for commissioning and configuring FOUNDATION fieldbus devices.