- March 27, 2018
- Phoenix Contact
March 27, 2018 – A firmware update is available for Phoenix Contact’s Ethernet HART multiplexer that adds support for the ARCOM protocol, enabling connectivity with Emerson‘s AMS Device Manager asset management software. Emerson conducted and completed compatibility testing at its Eden Prairie, Minnesota facility.
The GW PL ETH/-... multiplexer provides a way to parameterize and monitor field devices on an Ethernet network, and is an up-to-date replacement for RS-485 HART multiplexers. Designed for applications like partial-stroke testing, valve diagnostics, and batch-data transfers, the multiplexer features a HART master on each channel for the fastest possible updates and execution times.
The multiplexer consists of a head station and a variety of HART expansion modules to suit any application need. The modular design allows up to five expansion modules to be connected to a single head station. That makes this a scalable solution for modern, distributed control systems and phased roll-outs. In addition to the ARCOM support, the multiplexer also supports HART IP, features a CommDTM for integration into an FDT Frame application, and converts HART parameters into Modbus TCP or Profinet.
All of the modules are rated for use in UL Class I, Division 2 and ATEX/IECEx Zone 2 hazardous locations and operate in -40 to 70 degree Celsius temperature extremes.
About Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact develops and manufactures industrial electrical and electronic technology products that power, protect, connect, and automate systems and equipment for a wide range of industries. Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany, operates 50 international subsidiaries, including Phoenix Contact USA in Middletown, Pa.