Pepperl+Fuchs introduced Segment Checker version 1.15, a full-featured planning tool for FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 and PROFIBUS PA segments. This version includes Pepperl+Fuchs power supplies and accessories, and offers both U.S. and metric measurement units.
“The tool’s automatic calculations show the voltage drop and load current on a fieldbus segment for any given configuration,” said Kristen Barbour, product manager, Pepperl+Fuchs. “You choose the explosion protection method such as FISCO, Entity, FNICO and High-Power Trunk — or the safe area, and segment design error checking makes clear whether the desired configuration is workable.”
Segment Checker lets you intuitively check operational parameters to validate fieldbus segment architecture. It also lets you display, archive and print an entire design, and import field devices from a library or create new devices with the “device editor” feature. Additionally, you click on a device for direct access to up-to-date technical and product information on the Pepperl+Fuchs website. Cables can be tagged and attributes defined. Spur cable length can also be set to a defined number, eliminating repetitive editing in larger projects.
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