TWINSBURG, OH — Pepperl+Fuchs recently received the “Technical Innovation of the Year” award at the prestigious 2008 HazardEx awards for its innovative Advanced Diagnostic Module (ADM). The award recognizes and celebrates professional excellence across the UK’s highly innovative hazardous area sector of industry. The ADM removes complexity from FOUNDATION Fieldbus and Profibus installations, and is unique in its ability to bring control to the fieldbus by monitoring the fieldbus physical layer, while creating transparency and easy evaluation of the network.
The extremely detailed information provided by the ADM is displayed in a simple-to-use Device Type Manager (DTM) in the control room. Engineering contractors, commissioning experts, plant operators and maintenance specialists gain visibility into the fieldbus physical layer for faster commissioning work, longer plant-uptime, true preventative maintenance and efficient troubleshooting.
A mobile ADM model is also available, and provides the exact segment and individual device data needed for analysis of the fieldbus physical layer, and intermittent segment malfunctions can be traced without the need for a permanent connection. Passive input circuits and an external power supply leave the physical layer untouched.
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