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14.02.2017

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How FDI Will Rule the World of Automation

With the establishment of the uniform, standardized device integration technology Field Device Integration (FDI), leading manufacturers and associations are pulling together — in the interests of the users. Now the technology is getting ready to conquer the practise. The close al...

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18.03.2015

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A Milestone is Reached: Why Everyone is Talking about FDI

Device integration: The first stage finish has been reached—the FDI specification has been approved and handed over to the IEC, while simultaneously the first version of the developer tool has been made available. Is that the end of it? On the contrary, as all protagonists assert...

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12.03.2015

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Profibus Celebrates Silver Jubilee

Happy Birthday PNO: This March, German Profibus Nutzerorganisation turns 25. Time and time again, the organisation set the course for the development. A brief review ...

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21.11.2014

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PROFIBUS Simplifies Device Management

PROFIBUS technology offers a myriad of benefits throughout the lifecycle of a plant that extends far beyond communications alone. What starts out with simplified planning exercises and streamlined documentation continues at the commissioning stage and does not stop when the plant...

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21.11.2014

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PROFIBUS — Device Management the Easy Way

Having more information about system assets is generally an advantage assuming that the information is accurate and consistent. To provide access to more information, a few things have to be put in place at the systems engineering level. However with Profibus, that is not a probl...

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21.11.2014

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PROFIBUS — a Proven Technology

Fieldbus systems have a proven track record that goes back about 20 years, and Profibus has been at the forefront. These systems are deployed throughout the industrial automation landscape in the automotive, machinery manufacturing, food & beverage, pharmaceutical and chemica...

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25.06.2013

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Profibus — Diagnostics the Easy Way

Fieldbus communication has brought about a paradigm shift in automation technology. Communication used to be one-way and each line carried only a single analogue signal. Fieldbus communication uses digital technology and it is bi-directional. As a result, field devices have becom...

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16.08.2011

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New Profibus Technology Makes Field Device Replacement Easier

In the past, several users of field devices chose to stick with the proven 4-20 mA technology, in spite of many advantages that Profibus offers. The criticism was that device replacement was perceived as overly complicated, and the large number of diagnostic messages was criticis...

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