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Nov. 26, 2013

Sponsor: Yokogawa
Open Your Eyes to Yokogawa Field Digital Solutions
Yokogawa offers Field Digital Solutions that improve productivity and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by maximizing the availability of your plant equipment and facilities. With our Field Digital Solutions, we add new value to your instrumentation and plant operations by establishing a digital communications infrastructure that relies on the latest information technologies to share data. Learn more.

News

Modbus Integration Into FOUNDATION for ROM Announced
The Fieldbus Foundation is developing technical specifications for integration of devices based on the Modbus® communications protocol into its FOUNDATION for Remote Operations Management (ROM) technology. Integration of these instruments will help enable an overall remote operations solution in a wide range of industrial automation applications. Read more »

FDI Specification and Developer Tools Now Available
The Fieldbus Foundation has announced the first public release of FDI Cooperation, LLC's Field Device Integration (FDI) specification and a demo of the FDI developer toolkits, both of which will make it possible for automation suppliers to prepare for developing products and host systems compatible with FDI. Read more »

FOUNDATION End-User Certified Training Winter Classes Ongoing
Fieldbus training is available via the Fieldbus Foundation's FOUNDATION Certified Training Program (FCTP), which establishes uniform standards for fieldbus educational curriculum around the globe and defines acceptable levels of learning for students of the technology. Read more »

White Paper Examines Lifecycle Cost Benefits of Fieldbus
The Fieldbus Foundation's latest white paper explains some of the more advanced functions of FOUNDATION fieldbus and how they can translate to dollars for your business. Using Yokogawa offerings as examples, the paper examines some of the more advanced application and service offerings available.
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Sponsor: ABB
ABB Fieldbus Solutions

As a leading global automation provider, our product offering delivers all you need to build a FOUNDATION fieldbus network. A broad range field devices and network components for FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 and HSE guarantees your success in any automation task. Our global network of automation and measurement experts are here to support you and ensure you pick the optimal performance to meet your application needs.

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Sponsor: Honeywell
Integrating People, Process and Knowledge
The open standards of FOUNDATION fieldbus are integrated transparently with the Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS), offering a high-performance, advanced fieldbus solution. Whether your project requires commissioning fewer than 20 devices or thousands of devices, Honeywell offers unsurpassed experience and expertise in defining the Experion fieldbus solution that best suits your needs, while reducing installation costs, decreasing commissioning time and lowering maintenance expenses. Learn more.

Technical Article: Back to Basics with VirtualMarshalling
Larry O'Brien, global marketing manager for the Fieldbus Foundation, takes a look at the future of distributed I/O in his article "FOUNDATION Fieldbus: Back to the Basics with VirtualMarshalling." Download the Spring 2013 issue of the Fieldbus Report for this and other enlightening articles. Download now »

Emerson Automating New Lubrizol Additives Facility in China
Emerson Process Management and The Lubrizol Corp. have completed on-schedule, on-budget factory acceptance of Emerson's integrated automation solution for Lubrizol's greenfield additives manufacturing facility in Zhuhai, China. Emerson is the main automation contractor (MAC) for the plant, which will offer select additive component manufacturing as well as additive package blending. Read more »

Sponsor: Siemens
What Do You Want from Your Instruments?
Cost savings. Increased safety. No headaches. Siemens provides a complete range of process instrumentation for all of your automation needs. Reliable. Easy to use. With FOUNDATION fieldbus communications. All backed by Siemens global support network, providing experienced sales and technical assistance when and where you need it. Come and see for yourself! Learn more.

Technology

Latest Registered FOUNDATION Fieldbus Products
The number of FOUNDATION fieldbus products registered by the Fieldbus Foundation continues to grow. The Foundation is one of the only automation industry organizations with a registration program requiring mandatory testing of critical elements of its technology. The effort encompasses FOUNDATION fieldbus host systems and field devices and physical layer components such as power supplies and device couplers from all segments of the automation market. For a complete list of registered FOUNDATION fieldbus products, visit the Fieldbus Foundation website. To learn more about FOUNDATION fieldbus interoperability, download "Understanding Host Profile & Testing Registration," a complimentary white paper available on the Fieldbus Foundation website. Learn more »

New FOUNDATION Product News You Might Be Interested In:
  • Azbil Mag Meter's Scale Diagnostic Algorithm Optimizes Maintenance
  • Endress+Hauser's Mobile Asset Management Saves Time and Money
  • FCI's ST100 Gas Flowmeter Now SIL-Compliant
  • Pepperl+Fuchs Offers Advanced Diagnostic Line of Products
  • Rockwell Delivers Comprehensive Fieldbus Network Services
  • Softing's FG-110-FF added to Emerson's AMS Suite Predictive Diagnostics
  • Calendar

    Europe, Middle East, Africa
    mcT Petrolchimico Exhibition and Conference Nov. 28, Milan, Italy
    ISA Automation Conference & Expo Dec. 8-12, Saudi Arabia

    Sponsors
    AzbilSoftingYokogawaEmerson
    ABBEndress+Hauser
    FCIHoneywell
    Pepperl+FuchsPhoenix ContactRockwell Automation
    Lee CollegeMicrocyberSiemens
    R. STAHLSait PolytechnicTrine UniversityMoore Industries

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