Fieldbus Segment Protectors suit hazardous locations.

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FieldConnex(TM) facilitate connection of field devices of explosion protection methods and feature integrated short-circuit protection for maximum plant availability and production. DIN rail- or cabinet-mountable products can be used in Class I, Div. 1/Zone 1 locations for connection of explosion proof/Eex d field devices. Fieldbus distributors branch trunk line of PROFIBUS PA or FOUNDATION Fieldbus out to 12 spurs, where each spur is individually short-circuit current limited.



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New FieldConnex(TM) Fieldbus Segment Protectors for Hazardous Location Applications



TWINSBURG, OH - Pepperl+Fuchs introduces FieldConnex(TM) Fieldbus Segment Protectors for hazardous location applications. FieldConnex Segment Protectors facilitate the efficient connection of field devices of diverse explosion protection methods, and feature integrated short-circuit protection for maximum plant availability and production. These segment protectors are DIN rail-mountable or can be mounted in a cabinet.

These segment protectors can be mounted in Class I, Div. 1/Zone 1 locations for the connection of explosion proof/Eex d field devices. Other models can be located in Class I, Div. 2/Zone 2, and when used with an appropriate Fieldbus power supply, they allow the connection of all Div. 2/Zone 2 certified field devices, as well as intrinsically safe and explosion proof/Eex d protected devices. The latter can be located in Div. 1/Zone 1.

These Fieldbus distributors branch the trunk line of PROFIBUS PA or FOUNDATION Fieldbus out to 12 spurs. Each spur is individually short-circuit current limited such that a short-circuit at any one spur does not negatively influence the communication of the remaining Fieldbus segment. Fault conditions are indicated on each spur via LED status indicators.

Pepperl+Fuchs is the global leader in intrinsic safety interfaces, Fieldbus and HART solutions, remote I/O and AS-Interface, and purge/pressurization systems. Their solutions are employed in a variety of industries, including chemical, pharmaceutical, refining, wastewater management, automotive production, and printing processes, among others. With the most comprehensive line of industrial automation products available today, Pepperl+Fuchs is uniquely qualified to provide solutions for hazardous locations and complex applications.

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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