Turck introduces diagnostic power condidtioner system for Foundation fieldbus that provides vital diagnostic statistics

Turck introduces a revolutionary new Diagnostic Power Conditioner system (DPC) for Foundation fieldbus. The power conditioning system features an integrated diagnostics module that provides the enduser with vital statistics that ease the task of diagnosing any problems associated with the Foundation fi eldbus physical layer.

The information provided by the DPC system assists in the commissioning and maintenance of a Foundation fieldbus system.

The DPC continuously monitors Foundation fi eldbus physical layer components to detect anomalies and long term subtle changes that can occur as the system changes that otherwise might not be evident.

The system provides complex fi eldbus diagnostic data via a diagnostics bus that is separate from the Foundation fi eldbus H1 segment. Physical layer values and parameters are independently displayed via a DTM (device type manager) that can be integrated in any FDT (fi eld device tool) application, or accessed via a Foundation fi eldbus device descriptor.

A DPC system can supply up to 16 segments, each with a maximum of 800mA of output current and 30 VDC output voltage, maximizing the availability to individual segments. The DPC also features complete galvanic isolation between the diagnostics bus, H1 segment output and bulk power. This allows a clean signal without feedback from the Foundation fieldbus device to the higher level asset management system. The system can be easily connected via standard Ethernet components, allowing an existing Ethernet structure to be used for segment diagnostics resulting in the length of the system and number of the HSE fi eld devices to be virtually unlimited.

The system is easy to install, confi gure and implement. The diagnostic capabilities are invaluable for commissioning, monitoring, predictive maintenance and troubleshooting Foundation fi eldbus systems. This can be done remotely without affecting the H1 segment.

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