Fieldbus and remote I/O system comparison

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Nine manufacturers participated in the FuRIOS study, which was conduced under the lead of an end user company that compared its use of fieldbus and remote I/O in full detail.

By Wilfried Schmieder and Thomas Tauchnitz, Aventis, and Sven Seintsch, Infraserv GmbH

LIKE WITH the introduction of all new technologies, the introduction of fieldbus technology initially required a comparison of benefits and costs, whereby the costs must also include the risk that the new technology may lead to plant standstill. In order to meet the criteria for this study, the comparison between remote I/O and fielbus was carried out on the basis of a real, newly constructed pharmaceutical production plant.

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