PROFIBUS PA is part of the popular PROFIBUS family of protocols. Data formats are the same as in PROFIBUS DP making it easy to integrate devices on both networks seamlessly and transparently.
PROFIBUS PA is a fieldbus according to IEC 61158-2 and supplies power and transmits communication digitally between host systems such as the DCS or a PLC and field instrumentation. Status information and control commands are transmitted digitally between the master and up to 31 participants connected to the same cable. PROFIBUS is more than just pure process control. Remote configuration, asset management, proactive maintenance is all made possible with PROFIBUS.
FieldConnex® is the right system for PROFIBUS PA data integration and into the DP-Master. Simplistic by design, the reliable components provide ease of use and durability. Explosion protection concepts of choice make this the enabling technology for installation, commissioning and dependable operation.
PROFIBUS International is the governing body, it issues guidelines and definitions and ensures interoperability of devices. All constituencies such as plant operators, suppliers, contractors and DCS vendors are represented.