Posts Tagged: process

PROFIBUS PA – Simple and Safe in Hazardous Zones

What follows is an excerpt from the recently released White Paper entitled 6 Reasons to Give PROFIBUS PA Another Look. The high-power trunk with FISCO spurs is a de-facto standard for PROFIBUS in explosion hazardous areas. Based on this concept,… Read more »


PROFIBUS PA – Certification Ensures Compatability

What follows is an excerpt from the recently released White Paper entitled 6 Reasons to Give PROFIBUS PA Another Look. Billions of people use their cellphones without ever thinking about the underlying communications technology. The phones are made by different… Read more »


PROFIBUS PA – for Stable Process Control

What follows is an excerpt from the recently released White Paper entitled 6 Reasons to Give PROFIBUS PA Another Look. Infrastructure which delivers overall stability is indispensable in the process industry, and PROFIBUS offers this level of stability for data… Read more »


PROFIBUS PA – Device Management Made Easy

What follows is an excerpt from the recently released White Paper entitled 6 Reasons to Give PROFIBUS PA Another Look. Having more information about system assets is generally an advantage assuming that the information is accurate and consistent. To provide… Read more »


PROFIBUS PA – Diagnostics Made Easy

What follows is an excerpt from the recently released White Paper entitled 6 Reasons to Give PROFIBUS PA Another Look. Fieldbus communication has brought about a paradigm shift in automation technology. Communication used to be one-way and each line carried… Read more »


PROFIBUS PA – a Proven Technology

What follows is an excerpt from the recently released White Paper entitled 6 Reasons to Give PROFIBUS PA Another Look. Fieldbus systems have a proven track record that goes back to the early 1990’s, and PROFIBUS has been at the… Read more »


Profibus PA – The times, they are a-changin’

[A guest post from James Powell, author of Catching the Process Fieldbus, reviewed here.] “The times, they are a-changin’”.  Bob Dylan wrote these words decades ago (and about a very different topic!), but when I look at the Profibus PA… Read more »



SPS 2012: PROFIBUS and PROFINET in Process

Did you notice in the post about the PI Booth that there were two process walls in the booth? One was for PROFIBUS and the other for PROFINET! If you look closely you may also notice Foundation Fieldbus, HART, and… Read more »


Why Aren’t More People Getting on the Fieldbus Bus?

Indeed: “Why Aren’t More People Getting on the Fieldbus Bus?” as Bruce Brandt asks at Control Engineering.  I would answer that with one word: “inertia.”  That’s short hand for those still stuck in the hard wiring mode saying “We’ve always… Read more »