New features for open fieldbus design tool

23 August 2016

The Segment Checker from Pepperl+Fuchs is said to be the first open fieldbus design tool which is able to help simplify the design of a fieldbus infrastructure, helping to support and accelerate development, display, archiving and printing of FOUNDATIONTM Fieldbus H1 and PROFIBUS PA fieldbus structures. 

The tool is also able to check the design parameters of a fieldbus architecture and validate its flawless operation before installation on site.

The latest version of the Segment Checker runs under Windows 10 and offers an range of new functions. The tool now supports the integration of the new PROFINET Gateway into a Profibus PA environment and includes enhanced calculation models for FieldBarriers and handheld diagnostic tools. It also includes an updated catalogue of Foundation Fieldbus H1 devices. All instruments registered with the Foundation are now included.

The latest version of the Pepperl+Fuchs Segment Checker can be freely downloaded from

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