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R. Stahl announces F-ROM remote I/O modules

R. Stahl announces F-ROM remote I/O modules

July 15, 2015 - R. Stahl announces remote I/O modules that meet Foundation for Remote Operations Management (F-ROM) specs of the Fieldbus Foundation for use in hazardous areas.

Based on the R. Stahl IS1+ system and functions developed by Softing for the FF HSE stack, this combination is passed the FieldComm Group’s certification tests (ITK, CTK).

F-ROM can be used to establish an Ethernet-based Foundation communication system for comprehensive plant control irrespective of underlying technologies. Various types of field device signals – 4-20 mA, regular HART, WirelessHART, FF H1, Modbus RTU and others – are integrated into a common structure. F-ROM therefore enables much easier and more effective planning, deployment and operation of distributed automation infrastructures without requiring device or technology adaptations on the field level.

The IS1+ Remote I/O system’s crucial role is to gather conventional I/O signals from transducers, temperature sensors, or solenoid valves, and to transmit HART variables via the fast FF HSE network. Explosion-protected fibre-optic cables, which are unaffected by EMI, allow for communication even in Zone 1 or Division 1. For this F-ROM solution,

Softing integrated “Remote I/O Function Blocks” into the FF HSE stack for transfer of the great amounts of data characteristic of Remote I/O systems and wireless gateways via Foundation fieldbus. Association Blocks are also available for offline configuration of F-ROM devices. In order to facilitate the integration into F-ROM devices or F-ROM hosts, Softing provides the certified HSE stack as well as extensive development support.