FOUNDATION FIELD BUS

Foundation Fieldbus is an all-digital, serial, two-way communications system that serves as the base-level network in a plant or factory automation environment. It is an open architecture, developed and administered by the Foundation. It’s targeted for applications using basic and advanced regulatory control, and for much of the discrete control associated with those functions. Foundation Fieldbus technology is mostly used in process industries, but nowadays it is being implemented in power plants also.

FOUNDATION Fieldbus is based on a transfer optimized for intrinsically safe application. The transfer technology is internationally standardized in IEC 61158.

For FOUNDATION Fieldbus the data and energy supply for the field devices can be directed through a 2-wire cable.

FOUNDATION Fieldbus enables device-to-device communication ("control in the field").

FOUNDATION FIELD BUS & PCS 7:

1. Seamless system integration ( such as PROFIBUS PA, HART, I/O) via high speed system backbone

Central configuration & parameterization

Complete asset management support via PCS 7 Maintenance Station / PDM

2. H.I.S.T (Host Interoperability Test) certified Host according FF-569

  • Device tag & address assignment

  • Configuration of Link Master devices

  • Block tag configuration

  • Standard & enhanced Blocks

  • Function block linkage configuration

  • Device description service

3. Redundancy on all levels

  • Redundant controller

  • Redundant backbone

  • Redundant linking device / Link Master

  • FF-H1 coupler / ring redundancy


3. Redundancy on all levels

  • TextRedundant controller

  • Redundant backbone

  • Redundant linking device / Link Master

  • FF-H1 coupler / ring redundancy


4. FF-H1 ring redudancy

  • Siemens USP


5. No 3rd party components required


6. Intrinsically Safe Solutions with AFDiS


For futher info click on the link below:

SIMATIC PCS 7 on www.fieldbus.org