Pepperl+Fuchs (www.pepperl-fuchs.us) is proud to announce the new Segment Checker version 1.20. The unique and easy-to-use Segment Checker is a tool use for validating the design of all Profibus PA and Foundation fieldbus segments, as well as hazardous areas. Machine builders can simply drag and drop components to the project window, and edit the attributes to make a fieldbus segment. The latest to this version 1.20 are the enhanced calculations for fieldbarriers and FieldConnex fieldbus products for fieldbarriers utilized in the High Power Trunk method. Moreover, Segment Checker 1.20 allows machine builders to export a product in a graphic format for different media.
The new Segment Checker version 1.20 features project-export functionality, new products, and enhanced calculations to further simplify fieldbus validation and design.
“Segment Checker automatically calculates the voltage drop and load current on a fieldbus segment for any given configuration. The user simply chooses the explosion protection method such as FISCO, Entity, FNICO and High Power Trunk, or the safe area, and segment design error checking makes clear whether the desired configuration is workable,” said Brian Traczyk, Product Manager of Pepperl+Fuchs.
The new Segment Checker allows machine builders to intuitively check their operational parameters to validate fieldbus PA segment architecture. Also, it allows machine builders to print, archive and display an entire design, and import the field devices from its library, or create additional devices by using the “device editor” feature. Moreover, machine builders can click on a device for straight access to the most recent product and technical information on the Pepperl+Fuchs website. Its cables can be tagged and attributes defined by the machine builder. The Spur cable’s length can be set to a defined number as well, removing the need of repetitive editing in larger projects.