INVENSYS has announced a new PROFIBUS interface for the Foxboro I/A Series A2 automation system.
The interface provides users with a very cost efficient option for seamlessly integrating PROFIBUS DP slave devices into the system.
The rugged I/A Series fieldbus modules and Foxboro's exclusive redundant high-speed Ethernet fieldbus network maximise the benefits of PROFIBUS and other smart field protocols by providing users with the option of securely distributing the system I/O remotely in the field to dramatically reduce field wiring costs.
The new PROFIBUS modules operate in conjunction with the I/A Series Control Processor 60 to provide real-time access to process data and status, plus access to field device parameters and diagnostics to support configuration, maintenance, and asset management applications. Each Fieldbus Module channel provides two PROFIBUS channels.