New system troubleshoots FOUNDATION fieldbus

The new Turck Diagnostic Power Conditioner system (DPC) for FOUNDATION fieldbus offers a means to easily troubleshoot the H1 physical layer, separate from instrumentation diagnostics. It’s the first product to be Fieldbus Foundation certified for high speed Ethernet (HSE), Turck says, and it can feed network information via Ethernet into asset management systems.

07/01/2007


The new Turck Diagnostic Power Conditioner system (DPC) for FOUNDATION fieldbus offers a means to easily troubleshoot the H1 physical layer, separate from instrumentation diagnostics. It’s the first product to be Fieldbus Foundation certified for high speed Ethernet (HSE), Turck says, and it can feed network information via Ethernet into asset management systems.

The information provided by the DPC system helps users commission and maintain a FOUNDATION fieldbus system. James Masterson, Turck vice president of process automation markets, said, the new product “presents information to solve problem, not just data to discern the problem.”

To do that, the DPC monitors FOUNDATION fieldbus physical layer components to detect anomalies and long term subtle changes that can could go unnoticed as the system changes. The notion of diagnostics for fieldbus may seem somewhat redundant, since FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 provides diagnostics for attached instrumentation. Separate from H1 segment instrumentation data, however, the DPC provides network physical layer values, parameters, and diagnostic information for display via a device type manager (DTM) that can be integrated in any field device tool (FTD) application, or accessed via a FOUNDATION fieldbus device descriptor.

The Turck Diagnostic Power Conditioner system can make FF networks easier to setup, use, and maintain.

Diagnostics can be done remotely without affecting the H1 segment, allowing hands-off automation segments in remote locations.

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