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FOUNDATION Fieldbus

The Rockwell Automation® PlantPAx™ process automation system provides a single plant-wide control and information platform while the FOUNDATION Fieldbus standard provides the ability to distribute the control architecture throughout your facility. Combine these two powerful technologies to enable integrated, seamless distribution of data and the execution of process control with devices from multiple sources. The 1788-EN2FFR and the 1788-CN2FFR modules provide a fully integrated and easy to use solution for adding FOUNDATION Fieldbus to any ControlLogix™ platform. These modules provide a direct link from EtherNet/IP™ or ControlNet™, to the FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 device level network.

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Features

  • Serves as a Local Area Network (LAN) for advanced process control, remote input/output and high-speed factory automation applications
  • Provides a digital, two-way, multi-drop communication link among intelligent measurement and control devices
  • Our linking devices communicate information from FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 process instrumentation via EtherNet/IP™ or ControlNet™ for use within the Logix controller family

Additional Information

Our PartnerNetwork Encompass Program offers complementary product solutions for FOUNDATION Fieldbus Connectivity. You can sort and filter products from best-in-industry suppliers in your region to connect to the Rockwell Automation® architecture, or to use with our products.


1788 ControlNet to FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1

The Bulletin 1788 Redundant ContolNet™ to FOUNDATION Fieldbus (H1) Linking Device provides a fast and integrated solution for adding FOUNDATION Fieldbus devices to any Logix platform.

1788 EtherNet/IP to FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1

The Bulletin 1788 Redundant EtherNet/IP™ to FOUNDATION Fieldbus  (H1) Linking Device provides a fast and integrated solution for adding FOUNDATION Fieldbus devices to any Logix platform.

1788 4-Way Fieldbus Junction Box

The Bulletin 1788 4-way Redundant Intelligent Fieldbus Junction Box provides a simple, redundant, and fault-tolerant method for connecting field devices to a Profibus-PA or FOUNDATION Fieldbus (H1) network. The unit provides segment protection to four field device drop-line ports by continuously monitoring drop currents and disconnecting a faulty drop to protect the rest of the segment when a fault is detected. Trunk monitoring in redundant configurations enables the rerouting of trunk messages around cable faults.

1788 6-Way Fieldbus Junction Box

The Bulletin 1788 6-way Intelligent Fieldbus Junction Box product provides a simple and fault-tolerant method for connecting field devices to a Profibus-PA or FOUNDATION Fieldbus (H1) network. The unit comprises a bus-input port, bus-output port, and six field device drop-line ports. Each drop-line port’s bus current is continuously monitored; if a fault is detected, the drop is isolated until the fault is corrected. Even with one of the segments shorted, all remaining field devices on the bus are able to communicate.

Documentation

TitleNumberDownload
ControlLogix Selection Guide1756-SG001
ControlLogix Communication Modules Specifications Technical Data1756-TD003
ControlNet FOUNDATION Fieldbus Linking Device Technical Data1756-TD004
Ethernet FOUNDATION Fieldbus Linking Device Technical Data1757-TD003
ControlNet FOUNDATION Fieldbus Linking Device Installation Instructions1757-IN022
Ethernet FOUNDATION Fieldbus Linking Device Installation Instructions1757-IN021
FOUNDATION Fieldbus System User Manual1757-UM012
EtherNet/IP and ControlNet to FOUNDATION Fieldbus Linking Device User Manual1788-UM057
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