Process automation with FOUNDATION Fieldbus technology
Reduce CapEx and OpEx with the fieldbus that incorporates process engineer know-how
FOUNDATION Fieldbus provides digital communication over two-wire architectures and fulfills all requirements on a modern bus system. With FOUNDATION Fieldbus, device data become an integral part of the control and operating system. The technology provides the optimum interface for planning and maintenance programs running in your plant. FOUNDATION Fieldbus is suitable for use in hazardous area applications.
Your FOUNDATION Fieldbus benefits
We work together with the Fieldbus Foundation to increase the benefits of FOUNDATION Fieldbus technology:
Less space, less hardware, less capital expenditure
Simple engineering with quick installation and commissioning
Full interoperability of all certified FOUNDATION Fieldbus devices
Access to all field devices for set-up and diagnosis
Support of NAMUR NE 107 diagnostic classification
Easy integration into control and asset management systems
FOUNDATION Fieldbus field devices connect directly to a DCS via a FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 I/O card.
In order to ensure seamless integration into DCS systems:
FOUNDATION Fieldbus devices are tested and certified in independent laboratories that are accredited by the Fieldbus Foundation
Our devices are released by all major HOST system suppliers for their system
Our devices are additionally tested with all relevant DCS systems under typical operating conditions
Device operation and management
FOUNDATION Fieldbus device information (parameters, status etc.) can be accessed by:
A FDT frame, e.g. FieldCare, which requires a so-called DTM for each device type
A DD/EDD operating tool such as Field Xpert SFX350/SFX370 handheld and several Asset Management Tools like AMS, PRM etc.
We offer DTMs, DDs and EDDs for all our FOUNDATION Fieldbus devices and ensure they are integrated into the above-mentioned tools.
Device drivers and certificates
The device description files and certificates can be obtained from the download area of each product.