Space optimising I/O family for process automation system
17 June 2014
The Foxboro Compact 200 Series I/O fieldbus modules (FBMs) support more I/O modules in less space, reducing footprint up to 50%. The new FBMs are said to be especially valuable for new implementations in confined spaces, such as encountered on offshore platforms, and for adding capacity to existing installations without incurring the trouble and cost of facility expansion.
Higher-density baseplates and optional cabinets contribute further to footprint reduction, which also drives significant savings in weight, energy consumption and inventory over traditional I/O offerings.
Thad Frost, director of fieldbus product management, Schneider Electric, said: “The new Foxboro Compact 200 Series I/O modules are based on proven, recognised and highly reliable Foxboro FBM technology, but are now available in a more compact form factor to help customers optimise space within their I/O infrastructure. By taking advantage of new Foxboro Evo future-proof technology, our customers can preserve their existing investments, reap additional cost savings and realise higher returns on investment.”
The Compact 200 Series I/O modules are compatible with multiple generations of Foxboro controllers, software and infrastructure, and provide the ability to mix and match I/O types on the same controller. They are the latest addition to the Foxboro Evo system’s flexible I/O sub-system family, which includes its 100% software-configurable Foxboro Intelligent Marshalling universal I/O solution; competitive migration plug-and-play modules; and intrinsically safe I/O options.
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