Profibus BIM Supports the Pass Through of HART Variable and Status Data
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, announces the availability of a Profibus-DP Bus Interface Module for its line of 8000 General Purpose and Intrinsically Safe I/O.
The Profibus BIM supports the pass through of HART variable and status data with eight-channel HART AI or AO modules. Communications to instrument management software, including AMS- and FDT-based packages, is over Ethernet. The FDT applications are supported through DTM software provided by GE Fanuc. Through this interface, access to all of the smart features of HART devices, calibration and maintenance history for individually addressable devices and an instrument database are available to instrument management software packages.