The FieldComm Group was founded in January 2015 with the combining of two leading automation industry consortiums — the Fieldbus Foundation and HART Communication Foundation. The new organization is dedicated to advancing intelligent integration in process control and instrumentation, and its official introduction to the global process industry is planned for the 2015 ACHEMA Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, June 15-19.
With 170,000 attendees from more than 100 countries and 3,800 exhibitors, ACHEMA is the most comprehensive event for process manufacturing. By creating a larger-than-life "Technology Wall" in Hall 11.0, Booth E43, the FieldComm Group will show attendees how it is "connecting the world of process automation’" through solutions to integrate valuable digital data available from intelligent field devices.
The FieldComm Group plans to stage an interoperable technology demonstration featuring nearly 40 leading suppliers and over 70 devices integrated into both new and legacy systems. The display will include leading automation solutions such as FOUNDATION Fieldbus, HART, HART-IP and WirelessHART, as well as the Field Device Integration (FDI) standard.
According to FieldComm Group President and CEO Ted Masters, the ACHEMA 2015 exhibition marks a significant milestone for stakeholders involved in developing, managing and promoting global standards for digital device integration. "As one of the world’s leading process industry fairs, ACHEMA is the prime venue to debut the FieldComm Group and present our vision to end users, suppliers, system integrators and others. We look forward to participating in this major event."
ACHEMA attendees are encouraged to learn about recent advancements in intelligent instrumentation and digital communication protocols. A live demonstration of FDI technology will explain how industrial operations benefit from the latest device integration solutions. The FDI specification, developer tools and host components were released in March 2015, and the FieldComm Group is now the primary source for assistance with developing FDI-based devices and host systems for FOUNDATION Fieldbus, HART and PROFIBUS.
The FieldComm Group booth will also include individual company kiosks hosted by major automation vendors supporting open and interoperable standard technologies. The suppliers will showcase their compliant products and integration tools, and experts will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate how connecting and integrating device information delivers value to the enterprise.
For more information about the ACHEMA 2015 exhibit, please visit www.fieldcommgroup.org.