Updated Fieldbus Network Design Software Now Includes U.S. and Metric Units of Measure, Along with Latest Devices


Segment Checker facilitates simple "drag and drop" fieldbus network design

TWINSBURG, OH - Pepperl+Fuchs introduces Segment Checker version 1.15. Segment Checker is a full-featured planning tool for FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 and PROFIBUS PA segments. Version 1.15 includes new Pepperl+Fuchs power supplies and accessories, and offers both U.S. and metric measurement units.

"All fieldbus users can benefit from the tool's automatic calculations that show the voltage drop and load current on a fieldbus segment for any given configuration. The user chooses the explosion protection method such as FISCO, Entity, FNICO and High-Power Trunk - or the safe area, and segment design error checking makes clear whether the desired configuration is workable," said Kristen Barbour, Pepperl+Fuchs Product Manager.

Segment Checker allows users to intuitively check operational parameters to validate fieldbus segment architecture. It also allows users to display, archive and print an entire design, and import field devices from a library or create new devices with the "device editor" feature. Additionally, users click on a device for direct access to the most up-to-date technical and product information on the Pepperl+Fuchs website. Cables can be tagged and attributes defined by the user. Spur cable length can also be set to a defined number, eliminating repetitive editing in larger projects.

To view a demonstration of the program and download the complete software tool for free visit SegmentChecker.com. Device libraries for many of the major suppliers can be downloaded as well.

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.

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

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