Systems Integration / Fieldbus

Softing Software Tool for Fieldbus Networks Features "Configuration Upload"


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.