Charlottesville, VA — GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, announces the availability of a new Profibus-DP Bus Interface Module for its line of industry-leading 8000 General Purpose and Intrinsically Safe I/O.
The new Profibus BIM supports the pass through of HART variable and status data with 8-channel HART AI or AO modules. Communications to popular 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.