New HART modules simplify commissioning, operation and maintenance
Three new ControlLogix HART modules provide process automation systems with full analogue capability and the benefit of the HART protocol in I/O modules that can be used locally or mounted remotely.
The new ControlLogix 1756-IF8H, -OF8H and -IF16H HART Modules offer 8 or 16 channels of analogue input or output data with accompanying HART digital information. With a dedicated HART modem on each I/O channel, the 1756-IF16H offers highperformance and functionality in a highdensity form factor.
The ControlLogix HART modules help maximise system performance by combining real-time HART data with standard analogue data – at a fraction of the cost. This simplifies commissioning, operation and maintenance, with additional insight to device status and the digital data can be used as the foundation of an asset-management system.
Users with a process application that contains HART field devices, can use the ControlLogix HART modules to leverage their existing instrumentation investment by: connecting directly to HART devices, without the need for external HART multiplexers or additional wiring; providing access to more field device data, such as HART Primary Variable, Secondary Variable, Third Variable, and Fourth Variable, as well as device status information; individually managing HART devices connected directly to the modules; and documenting the device wired to each channel.
Users can see HART device configuration and diagnostic information in RSLogix 5000 and can view device information and verify which device is wired to an analogue channel. The HART device tags, manufacturer and descriptor are also visible for each channel. Additionally, to aid maintenance and troubleshooting activities, the device status and diagnostic code is available all without the need to grab a handheld, locate the device in its mounting position and directly connect to the device.
Our FactoryTalk® AssetCentre includes all you need for effective asset management of HART field devices. Because it is based on the open FDT standard (IEC-62453 and ISA103), users can configure and manage any HART device. Simply load the software onto a PC residing on the control network and you’re ready to go.
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