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Sept. 30, 2014

Sponsor
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

Fieldbus Foundation and HART Communication Foundation Merger Approved
The final step in constructing a single organization to lead process automation communications and integration technologies has been completed, with members of both the Fieldbus Foundation and HART Communication Foundation approving the merger proposed by their respective boards through a voting process that concluded on August 30. This completes a yearlong study and diligence period by a dedicated team of volunteers representing each of the foundations. Read more »

Important Notice Regarding Fieldbus Chip Sets
The Fieldbus Foundation has learned that chip manufacturer Yamaha Kagoshima Semiconductor will discontinue its 6-inch CMOS line in March 2015, which includes the YTZ420-VZ chip. Developers utilize this chip in a wide range of fieldbus instruments. Yamaha is accepting forecasts covering the entire life of (your) products through June 11, 2014, and final forecasts are due by September 4, 2014. Shipments will conclude at the end of March 2015. Read more »

Sponsor
Softing — Standalone Automation
Softing's FOUNDATION fieldbus linking device and Modbus gateway promotes modern control-in-the-field strategies for improved operational performance, remote diagnostics, and asset management in the absence of the main control system. Learn more.

FOUNDATION Developer Training Headed to Frankfurt
Device developers who want to put their fieldbus programs on the fast track should head to Frankfurt, Germany, December 9-12. That's the next stop for the Fieldbus Foundation's complete Developer Training curriculum. Automation suppliers can get up to speed quickly by attending one of these informative courses. Register by October 14, 2014, to receive a 15% discount on the training course fee. Read more »

Device Description Library Updated to Version 3.8.1
The Fieldbus Foundation has issued the latest update to its FOUNDATION fieldbus Device Description (DD) Library. Version 3.8.1 release addresses an anomaly in the COMPATIBILITY_REV parameter, which enables device manufacturers to build backwards-compatible devices capable of operating on a prior device revision's DD. Developers should download this latest version of the DD Library. Read more »

Sponsor: Emerson
Making FOUNDATION Fieldbus Even Easier

When you team with Emerson for real-time control and asset management, you get the assurance of working with a leader in FOUNDATION fieldbus, the flexibility of our unmatched range of fieldbus-enabled devices and systems, and the confidence that comes with expert engineering, installation, and support services. And thanks to the Human Centered Design behind our Device Dashboards, putting fieldbus to work is now easier than ever.
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Sponsor: Rockwell Automation
Integrate FOUNDATION Fieldbus to the PlantPAx System
The PlantPAx system from Rockwell Automation allows use of devices from many vendors. This flexibility includes fully integrating FOUNDATION fieldbus to any ControlLogix platform through linking devices 1788-EN2FFR and 1788-CN2FFR. These modules, which provide a direct link from EtherNet/IP or ControlNet to the FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 device level network, enable seamless data distribution and execution of process control as part of a registered FOUNDATION Fieldbus host system.
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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:
  • Emerson Flue Gas Oxygen Analyzer Optimizes Combustion Efficiency
  • Endress+Hauser Offers Competence in Pressure Measurement
  • MooreHawke ROUTE-MASTER Designed for Intrinsically Safe Installations
  • Pepperl+Fuchs' FDH-1 Handheld Diagnoses Fieldbus Physical Layer
  • Softing Offers Replacement for Discontinued Yamaha FIND1+ Chip
  • Yokogawa Enhances Device Diagnostics with Plant Resource Manager
  • Calendar

    Europe, Middle East, Africa
    WOTS Trade Fair Sept. 30-Oct. 3, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Hazardex In The Regions Conference & Exhibition Oct 8, 2014, Aberdeen, Scotland
    Control Roadshow Oct. 9, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
    International Automation Congress Oct. 29-31, Budapest, Hungary
    mcT Petrolchimico Exhibition and Conference Nov. 27, Milan, Italy

    Sponsors
    AzbilSoftingYokogawaEndress+Hauser
    EmersonFCIABB
    HoneywellMoore IndustriesPepperl+Fuchs
    Phoenix ContactRockwell AutomationR. STAHL
    MicrocyberLee CollegeTrine University

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