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FieldComm Group to Display Digital Transformation at ACHEMA 2018

FieldComm Group will present its digital transformation technologies at the 2018 ACHEMA Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, June 11-15.

By FieldComm Group

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FieldComm Group will present a display of its digital transformation technologies at the 2018 ACHEMA Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, June 11-15. The organization will demonstrate how it is connecting the world of process automation through a full portfolio of solutions designed to connect and integrate valuable digital data available from intelligent field devices.

ACHEMA is a globally renowned trade fair and congress dedicated to chemical engineering, biotechnology and environmental protection. The event is held every three years and attracts more than 3,800 exhibitors and nearly 167,000 visitors from around the world.

FieldComm Group’s exhibit (Hall 11, Stand E44) will show ACHEMA attendees how its technologies help establish a smart connected device ecosystem and support Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) initiatives, which make it possible to address performance, reliability, safety, and environmental problems that have yet to be solved by traditional approaches. The Field Device Integration (FDI) standard, in particular, simplifies device integration and takes account of various tasks over the entire lifecycle for both simple and the most complex devices, including configuration, commissioning, diagnostics, and calibration.

FieldComm Group’s multi-vendor FDI interoperability display will feature FOUNDATION Fieldbus, HART, HART-IP, WirelessHART and Profibus equipment. Field communication experts will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate how connecting and integrating device information delivers value to the enterprise.

A key highlight of the exhibit will be a presentation on the future technology and standards for an advanced physical layer for Industrial Ethernet – commonly referred to as “APL” – that will be suitable for use in demanding applications in process instrumentation.

The booth area will also include individual company kiosks sponsored by leading automation suppliers supporting FieldComm Group’s open and interoperable standards. ABB, CodeWright, Emerson, PactWare and Siemens will provide FDI host systems. The kiosks will demonstrate key functionality such as FOUNDATION Fieldbus usability, including simplified PV integration, automated like-device replacement and template-based device commissioning; smart device diagnostics for valve positioners and complex field instruments; and the IIoT, including host application access to cloud-based information.

FieldComm Group members are invited to participate in the ACHEMA 2018 exhibits. To learn more about product/solution display opportunities and related activities, please call (512) 792-2300 or email

For more information, please visit the Events page on the FieldComm Group website.

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