Fast and Easy Implementation of Foundation™ fieldbus and PROFIBUS PA Field Devices
The commModule PD is designed as a universal communication module for a fast and easy fieldbus implementation with an even smaller footprint. Using this module as part of the commKit FFeasy / PAeasy product replaces the previously required complex development project by a simple and fast implementation approach.
One Hardware – Two Protocols
- Physical preparation to run both, FOUNDATION fieldbus H1and PROFIBUS PA, thanks to embedded integration of commModule PD
- Investment protection by adding support of second protocol as required
- Support of specific process automation software (e.g. for device diagnostics) and hardware requirements (e.g. regarding ATEX certification)
No Software Programming Required
- Ready-to-integrate implementation based on broad library of available Function and Transducer Blocks
- Deployment of customer-specific device by setting parameters in simple steps:
- Selection of required Function and Transducer Blocks
- Entering HART or Modbus data into a script file or an Excel spreadsheet
- Generation of configuration file
- Flash or download onto commModule PD hardware
Fast and Easy Implementation, Registration and Device-Specific Adaption (Short Time-to-Market)
- Only HART and Modbus know-how required, respectively
- No detailed FOUNDATION fieldbus and PROFIBUS PA expertise necessary
- Fast-track private labelling process for FOUNDATION fieldbus registration
- Device-specific commModule PD adaption by device application
Customer-Specific Adaptation Possible
- Support of proprietary internal communication protocol
- Integration of additional Transducer Blocks
- Chance for implementing FOUNDATION fieldbus Host or PROFIBUS PA Master
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