Because off-line tools by their nature are unable to report back to the appropriate person when something happens the majority of FF Power Supply manufacturers either already offer or I am confident are working on developing on-line network diagnostic modules to continually monitor and report to a central system as...
The original network analysis tool was the National Instruments Bus Monitor, developed at approximately the same time as Foundation Fieldbus was being introduced. This tool was designed to monitor the data traffic on fieldbus networks. It was not until Relcom introduced the FBT-3 that a physical layer troubleshooting tool specific...
A little late, however I just found out that now that John Berra has officially retired, Dr. Gunther Kegel has been elected the chairman of the Fieldbus Foundation Board of Directors. John was chairman for 16 years – basically since the beginning.
From the indefatigable Joe Kaulfersch at Pepperl+Fuchs, a Friday Funny:
Another oldie but goodie from Joe Kaulfersch at Pepperl+Fuchs:
Friday funny from the irrepressible Joe Kaulfersch at Pepperl+Fuchs:
Here is a press release from Liz Patronella at the HART Communication Foundation detailing the outcome of the NAMUR testing at BASF Ludwigshafen:
From Pepperl+Fuchs' inimitable Joe Kaulfersch:
From our indefatigable humor monger, Joe Kaulfersch at Pepperl+Fuchs:
A Joke only an Engineer could appreciate: