Systems Integration / Fieldbus

Softing Software Tool for Fieldbus Networks Features "Configuration Upload"

Source: ControlGlobal.com

By Fieldbus Foundation

Mar 26, 2014

Foundation Fieldbus Knowledge Center

Softing has announced the availability of version 1.30 (V1.30) of its FOUNDATION fieldbus configuration software (FF-CONF). This stand-alone, Windows®-based configuration package is enhanced with the new feature "Configuration Upload."

A typical use-case is to utilize the configuration software together with Softing's FG-110 FOUNDATION fieldbus gateway to integrate legacy control systems (based on Modbus) with modern FOUNDATION fieldbus devices. In many cases, the fieldbus devices are already pre-configured with device and function block tags. The new functionality of the FF-CONF allows a user to "upload" this information from the connected field devices and thus significantly simplify the configuration effort and aid in reducing the overall plant commissioning time.

The FF-CONF configuration software is included in the scope of delivery of the Softing gateway and Linking Device products FG-100 FF/HSE, FG-110 FF, and FIM-110 FF. The software is available as a free-of-charge download and does not require a specific license key.

For more information, please visit the Softing website.