FieldComm Group conducted a major demonstration of its digital integration technologies at the 2018 ACHEMA Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, June 11-15. The organization presented a live display showing how FOUNDATION Fieldbus, HART, WirelessHART, HART-IP and Field Device Integration (FDI) solutions are helping transform process automation. These technologies support the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0 and related initiatives in the industrial sector.
ACHEMA is a leading worldwide trade fair and congress focused on chemical engineering, biotechnology and environmental protection. The event attracts attendees from different industrial market segments around the world.
FieldComm Group’s exhibit (Hall 11, Stand E44) centered on a smart connected device ecosystem, which is designed to revolutionize various engineering and operational tasks in manufacturing plants. In particular, the display demonstrated the advantages of FDI technology for device integration based on the international IEC 61804 standard.
The ACHEMA exhibit also offered information on the advanced physical layer for Industrial Ethernet (commonly referred to as “APL”), which is intended for use in a wide range of critical process instrumentation applications.
FieldComm Group President and CEO Ted Masters commented, “ACHEMA is held every three years and showcases the latest innovations in industrial automation around the world. It is the ideal venue to present our ongoing developments in the areas of integration standards, network protocols, and digital transformation.”
Masters added, “ACHEMA attendees learned how FieldComm Group technologies provide an easy and effective solution for managing information from intelligent field devices. This allows industrial end users to focus on how to best use their applications instead of worrying about how everything connects together. It also means reduced development costs for device and system suppliers.”
Numerous FieldComm Group members participated in the ACHEMA demonstration. Leading automation system suppliers manned company kiosks intended to highlight the implementation of open and interoperable industrial communication standards.
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