Interoperability

Enhanced Foundation Fieldbus Interoperability

I saw the news from the Fieldbus Foundation of automation systems or "hosts" being registered incorporating the Host Profile "61b". It is described: In the Foundation fieldbus automation infrastructure, hosts can include configuration tools, recording devices, alarm...

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Foundation Fieldbus across Plant Lifecycle

I caught wind of a Foundation fieldbus free seminar series beginning in Carson, California on May 24. Additionally, there is a session the following day for automation suppliers. The end user and engineering contractor session is described as being: …designed for...

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Clarifications on Process Fieldbuses

Clarifications on Process Fieldbuses

As 2010 was winding down, I did a post Digital Busses Team Up for Successful Results in which I referenced a book Catching the Process Fieldbus--An Introduction to Profibus for Process Automation. Over the holidays, I received an email from Emerson's Jonas Berge, whom...

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OPC .NET 3.0 is New Name for OPC Xi

OPC .NET 3.0 is New Name for OPC Xi

In case you haven't seen this news yet, the OPC Foundation has renamed OPC Xi to OPC .NET 3.0 (WCF). Let's call it OPC .NET 3.0 for short. It's the same client/server connectivity standard and functionality for the process industries that I've been describing as OPC...

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Digitally Connected Variable Speed Drives

Digitally Connected Variable Speed Drives

Whether controlling pumps, fans, blowers, conveyors, compressors, extruders, mixers, agitators, chippers, etc., AC variable speed drives can be found in most plants and mills. Emerson's Jonas Berge, whom you may recall from earlier digital communications-related...

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OPC Xi Interoperability Demonstration

Update: OPC Xi is now called OPC .NET 3.0. Original post: We began this week with a post about the compatibility of the OPC Express Interface (Xi) standard with the existing OPC classic real-time, alarm & events, and historical data access servers to provide...

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