FG-110 FF

Modbus Gateway and Linking Device for Integrating FOUNDATION™ fieldbus

The FG-110 FF allows integrating FOUNDATION fieldbus (FF) technology into legacy plants and Modbus control systems. It includes a Windows-based FF configuration tool and can be used for implementing state-of-the-art information services.

Training Videos:

Hardware
Installation
Ethernet
Configuration

  • Integration of FF Advantages Into Plants and Controllers
  • Cost Savings Through Included Configuration Tool
  • Possibility to Implement Additional FF Functionality






FF-H1
Configuration
Modbus
Mapping

Extending Plants and Controllers by Integrating FF Advantages

The gateway and Linking Device FG-110 FF is designed for plant operators and system integrators. It allows including up to four FF H1 segments with as many as 64 field devices into Modbus RTU based legacy (not FF-ready) plants or into control systems supporting Modbus TCP. This provides access to process data, while making use of FF advantages like reduced cabling, central field device parameterization, comprehensive diagnosis functionality, or intrinsically safe, fieldbus-powered field devices. The implementation of “Control in the Field”, a specialty of FF, is also possible by configuring the available field devices as a control loop without a dedicated controller component.

Cost Savings Through Included Configuration Tool

The FG-110 FF is delivered together with a Windows-based FF configuration tool, which communicates via the FF High Speed Ethernet (HSE) protocol. It provides the complete FF configuration functionality like the definition of Function Block linking and scheduling as well as bus parameter settings, and field device parameterization. The configuration tool makes use of registered standard Device Description files, as available from the field device manufacturers and the Fieldbus Foundation.
In addition, the FG-110 FF provides an integrated web server, which allows defining the mapping of FF functions to Modbus registers, or monitoring the process values.

Access Point for Using Additional Functionality on FF Segment

The FG-110 FF can be used as a key component for implementing additional automation functionality in the FF section of the plant. For instance, asset management systems (e.g. Emerson’s AMS) and Field Device Tool (FDT) frame applications (e.g. SMART VISION, FieldMate, Field Device Manager, FieldCare or PACTware) can be included using the FG-110 FF as access point.

Technical Data

Communication
FF H1


Transfer Rate:31.25Kbit/s
LED Indicators:Power On, Activity LED Per Segment
Connectors:3-Position Screw Connection, Galvanically Isolated
FF HSE

100BASE-TX/10BASE-T, Automatic Recognition
Connector:RJ45
Modbus TCP, Modbus RTUAssign Registers to Process Values Using TAG Parameter of Analog Input Function Block
Serial Interface RS232


9-Pin D-Sub Female Connector
Transfer Rate:1.2Kbit/s…115.2Kbit/s
Galvanically Isolated
Physical Properties
Dimensions (W x H x D)47mm x 131mm x 111mm (1.9” x 5.2” x 4.4”)
Mounting Rail35mm
Operating Temperature / Storage Temperature0°C…+70°C / -20°C…+70°C
Relative Humidity0%...95%, Non-Condensing
Degree of ProtectionIP20

Power Supply24VDC (±20%), Typically 200mA
No Power Supply to FF H1 Segments Through FG-110 FF
Product Certifications
CEEN61000-6-2, EN61000-6-4, EN55022 Limit Class A
Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC)FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class C, VCCI Class 2 Information Technology Equipment 2002
Shock/VibrationDIN IEC68 Part 2
Hazardous Location CertificationsUL508, CSA C22.2 No. 14-M95 Industrial Control Equipment
GLA-YK-020110FG-110 FF

Scope of Delivery

HardwareGateway and Linking Device FG-110 FF
Software Windows-Based FF Configuration Tool, Web Server for Modbus Mapping Configuration
DocumentationUser’s Manual

Additional Products and Services

OPC-MODB-TCPModbus TCP OPC Server
APL-KL-020601Fieldbus Labkit

Free Windows-Based Software Tool for FOUNDATION™ fieldbus Network and Device Configuration

The FF-CONF is a stand-alone, Windows-based software package for offline configuration of FOUNDATION fieldbus (FF) networks and field devices. It is compatible with the Linking Device functionality of the Softing gateways FG-100 FF/HSE, FG-110 FF, and FIM-110 FF, and supports standard Device Description (DD) files. 
  • Comprehensive Configuration Functionality
  • Support of Standard Device Description Files
  • Software Not Requiring License Key
Free Windows-Based Software Tool for FOUNDATION fieldbus Network and Device Configuration
 

Configuration Software with Comprehensive Functionality

The FF-CONF is a Windows-based configuration tool, providing the functionality to define all the required FF network and device settings. This includes the definition
of Function Block linking and scheduling as well as bus parameter settings, and field device parameterization. Once the  configuration work has been performed in offline mode, the configuration data is downloaded to the networks and field devices via the Softing hardware. The connected field devices are then displayed via the Live List. In addition, the online mode supports read and write access to the device parameters and allows the monitoring of process values. For performing the individual configuration tasks the FF-CONF includes a graphical user interface, which is designed for offline configuration and Live List display.

Support of Standard Device Description Files

The FF-CONF configuration software makes use of standard Device Description files, as available from the field device manufacturers or the Fieldbus Foundation. Any DD files of version V4.x or V5.x can be used. For configuration purposes this eliminates the need to obtain and install any proprietary Device Description files as required for individual host certifications.

Software Not Requiring License Key

The FF-CONF can be used without requiring a specific license key. The software tool is included in the scope of delivery of the Softing gateway and Linking Device products FG-100 FF/HSE, FG-110 FF, and FIM-110 FF or can be downloaded free of charge.  

Additional Information

Technical Data

Supported Functionality
Device Type Library ManagementAdding and Removing of Individual FF H1 Device Description Files
Project ManagementCreation, Storage, and Deletion of Individual Configuration Projects
Network ConfigurationConfiguration of PC, FF HSE subnet, FF HSE field devices, Softing Linking Devices, FF H1 Link, and FF H1
Field Devices
Network Live ListDisplay of Active Devices in FF Networks
Function Block ApplicationFunction Block Linking and Scheduling
Handling of Host DevicesOptional Customer Specific Host Systems, Participation in FF HSE Subnet
Build FunctionalityFieldbus Configuration Data Generation and Checking
Download FunctionalityDownload of Configuration Data to All Devices or to an Individual Device
Online Change of ParametersMonitoring and Changing of Individual Function Block Parameters Online
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7 (32Bit and 64Bit), Windows Server 2008 (32Bit and 64Bit)
(as of October 2011)
Hardware Softing Gateways and Linking Devices FG-100 FF/HSE or FG-110 FF, Softing Fieldbus Interface Module
FIM-110 FF
Conformance
Fieldbus Foundation Conformance Host Integration System Test (HIST) Requirements Supported

Scope of Delivery

FF-CONF The FF configuration software FF-CONF is delivered with Softing's Gateways and Linking Devices FG-100 FF/HSE and FG-110 FF and Softing’s Fieldbus Interface Module FIM-110 FF. In addition, the software can be downloaded free of charge under "Downloads".

FDT Support for Softing’s Linking Devices and the Fieldbus Interface Module

The FOUNDATION fieldbus (FF) HSE Device Type Manager (DTM) allows Field Device Tool (FDT) conformant frame applications to access FF H1 networks via Softing’s Linking Devices or the Fieldbus Interface Module. It provides a flexible and mobile solution for easy parameterization and diagnostics of individual FF H1 field devices.
  • Comprehensive Range of Use
  • Fast Commissioning
  • Easy Licensing
 

Comprehensive Range of Use with Standard FDT Frame Applications

The FF HSE DTM consists of an FF Linking Device Gateway DTM and an FF HSE Communication DTM and provides seamless integration of standard FDT frame applications like SMART VISION, FieldMate, Field Device Manager, FieldCare or PACTware with Softing’s Linking Devices or the Fieldbus Interface Module. It allows transparent access to field devices supporting the FDT standard, which are connected to the referring FF H1 networks. Comprehensive FDT / DTM functionality is supported, including easy parameterization and diagnostics.

Fast Commissioning of FF H1 Networks

The FF HSE DTM is designed to assist in the commissioning of FF installations using a universal FDT based software tool. It provides a modern user interface including tooltips and online help. If the Device DTMs of the individual FF H1 field devices connected to the Linking Devices or the Fieldbus Interface Module are available at the PC together with the FDT frame application, these field devices are automatically identified and entered into the live list together with all included device and manufacturer information. Furthermore, the FF HSE DTM provides a logging mechanism for error and trace messages, connection monitoring, and supports the FDT upload and download functionality.

Easy Licensing with Linking Devices and Fieldbus Interface Module

The FF HSE DTM can be used without requiring a specific license key. It is included in the scope of delivery of the Softing gateway and Linking Device products FG-100 FF/HSE, FG-110 FF, and FIM-110 FF. Thus the associated license also includes the FF HSE DTM license and no additional license needs to be obtained to make use of the individual FF HSE DTM advantages. Alternatively, the FF HSE DTM can be downloaded from the Softing website free of charge. 

Additional Information

FF-HSE DTM Data Sheet

Technical Data

Supported Services



Connect
Disconnect
Read
Write
Additional FunctionsRES2
Level Support




SmIdentifyLevel 0 Support
FmsInitiateLevel 0 Support
FmsAbort Level 0 Support
FmsRead Level 0 Support
FmsWrite Level 0 Support
ConformityGateway DTM and Communication DTM for FDT 1.2 Conformant Frame Application
CertificateFDT Group Certification
FDT Frame Application Test Systems UseddtmINSPECTOR
PACTware
FieldCare
FieldMate
System Requirements




 PC / NotebookEthernet Interface, 10/100Mbit/s
Supported Operating SystemsWindows XP, Windows 7 (as of August 2011)
Hardware

Softing Linking Device FG-100 FF/HSE or FG-110 FF
Softing Fieldbus Interface Module FIM-110 FF
SoftwareFDT Frame Application

Scope of Delivery

FOUNDATION fieldbus HSE DTM The FOUNDATION fieldbus HSE DTM is part of the scope of delivery of the Softing Linking Devices FG-100 FF/HSE and FG-110 FF and the Fieldbus Interface Module FIM-110 FF. It can also be downloaded free of charge under "Downloads".

Order Numbers

GLA-FK-020100 Linking Device FG-100 FF/HSE
GLA-YK-020110 Linking Device FG-110 FF
GLA-YK-020121 Fieldbus Interface Module FIM-110 FF

Additional Products and Services

TRA-FF-GL Introductory Training “FOUNDATION fieldbus”
This training is not offered as a standard training course, but tailored to individual customer requirements. It is usually held as part of a workshop and in connection with an integration project.