Fieldbus & Industrial Networking


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Ultrasonic level transmitter interface
April 2000
Nivelco now offers the EchoTREK, a smart electronics interface for the established range of ultrasonic liquid level transmitters, using HART, Profibus PA or Modbus protocols. EchoTREK compact transmitters ...

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Interface goes for the air
April 2000, Shorrock Automation
It is widely accepted that the use of ASi provides a considerable cost reduction in electrical installations by saving many parallel cables. A similar saving potential is now also possible for pneumatic ...

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Second-generation valve positioner uses HART or Profibus
April 2000, Valve & Automation
The Arcapro positioner is a valve positioner of the second-generation which is characterised by substantially increased functions, higher reliability and a more compact layout. It has been designed as ...

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Radio modem module
April 2000
Sylvan Naidoo has been appointed Control Valve Specialist for Measure-Tech’s Valves and Controls Division. Lorette Möller has been appointed Control Valve Specialist for Measure-Tech’s Valves and Controls ...

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Emerging communications standard for rugged domains
Jan 2000
This paper explores criteria that apply to all fieldbus and control networking contender, against the worldwide trend towards open systems. It also provides a description of some technical details regarding the application of lontalk on powerlines,and concludes with a case study where this protocol has been used for under ground communications in mines.

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Fieldbus-based control of Alaskan steam and electric power generating plant
Jan 2000
The first steam and electric power generating plant in Alaska to implement automated control running on Foundation fieldbus protocol, is fully functional. State-of-the-art technology replaced outmoded ...

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Venezuela soft drink producer goes Profibus
Jan 2000
Sopresa, a Venezuela-based Pepsi bottler and part of the Polar brewing group, has made the technology leap to a Profibus fieldbus communication backbone for its plant. The backbone was integrated into ...

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Profibus-PA expands its user base
Jan 2000
United Distillers and Vintners Canada is one of the latest plants to install a Profibus-PA fieldbus system. This brings the total number of plants to more than 90 worldwide to have adopted Profibus-PA ...

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Hardware is often blamed when noisy supply lines are the real cause of networking problems.
Jan 2000
One should not automatically suspect the system hardware when experiencing intermittent network problems. Many network faults are caused by irregularities in the mains power supply, like transients, sags, ...

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