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Diagnostics Module analyzes fieldbus physical layer .

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Designed for FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 and PROFIBUS PA installations, Mobile Advanced Diagnostic Module provides exact segment and individual device data needed for fieldbus physical layer analysis without need for permanent connection. Passive input circuits and external power supply leave physical layer untouched. Also included, Diagnostic Manager offers commissioning wizard, alarming and data logging, and built-in oscilloscope for displaying in-depth detail of fieldbus signals.



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Pepperl+Fuchs¹ Award Winning Advanced Diagnostics Module Now Available in Mobile Configuration for Maximum Flexibility



Provides precise analysis of the fieldbus physical layer without requiring a permanent connection or altering the signal

TWINSBURG, OH - Pepperl+Fuchs introduces the Mobile Advanced Diagnostic Module. The Mobile ADM is a comprehensive physical layer measurement tool for FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 and PROFIBUS PA installations. The Mobile ADM can be used in Zone 2/Class I, Div. 2 areas.

"The Mobile ADM brings control to the fieldbus by monitoring the fieldbus physical layer, while creating transparency and easy evaluation of FOUNDATION Fieldbus and Profibus installations. Engineering contractors, commissioning experts, plant operators and maintenance specialists gain visibility into the fieldbus physical layer for faster commissioning work, longer plant-uptime, true preventative maintenance and efficient troubleshooting," said Kristen Barbour, Pepperl+Fuchs Product Manager.

This mobile module provides the exact segment and individual device data needed for analysis of the fieldbus physical layer, and intermittent segment malfunctions can be traced without the need for a permanent connection. Passive input circuits and an external power supply leave the physical layer untouched. Additionally, a Diagnostic Manager offers a commissioning wizard, alarming and data logging, and a powerful built-in oscilloscope for displaying in-depth detail of fieldbus signals.

The Mobile ADM eliminates repetitive tasks and automatically generates network documentation for each segment and device, and enables maintenance personnel to pinpoint fault locations quickly and efficiently from the control room. Comprehensive measurements are transmitted in real-time to the maintenance station and can be easily viewed by an OPC Software Client.

FOUNDATION Fieldbus in process automation is becoming increasingly popular due to its many benefits. FOUNDATION Fieldbus enables users to use fewer devices and up to 70% less cabling, among other benefits, resulting in significant capital expenditure savings. Operational expenditure savings are realized through factors improving plant output and uptime: higher accuracy and more data from field devices lead to fewer process upsets and targeted maintenance.

Pepperl+Fuchs is a world leader in the design, manufacture and application of high quality process automation products and services. Pepperl+Fuchs is the number one provider of hazardous area technology from intrinsic safety to purge and pressurization, on-line corrosion monitoring and Fieldbus.

For more information contact: Pepperl+Fuchs, 1600 Enterprise Parkway, Twinsburg, OH 44087; (330) 486-0002; fax: (330) 425-4607; sales@us.pepperl-fuchs.com; www.fieldconnex.info.

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