EC: MFC 5150

Hardware - Handheld test, measurement, calibration: First Hand-held HART communicator which can read manufacturer' DDs in their native format, no translations required. This is a Control Engineering 2014 Engineers’ Choice finalist.

10/17/2013


Hardware - Handheld test, measurement, calibration: First Hand-held HART communicator which can read manufacturer' DDs in their native format, no translations required. This is a Control Engineering 2014 Engineers’ Choice finalist.Typical HART communicators require that the user download "translations" from the manufacturer's website to ensure that the communicator will work with the field devices they have installed. When a new device is introduced to the market, users may have to wait until the manufacturer makes the translation available, which can sometimes take months. Complications can arise when the user has many different devices which cannot all be stored in the communicator due to memory limitations. The Meriam MFC 5150 is the first hand-held HART communicator which directly reads Device Descriptions without any translations or subscriptions, enabling communication to take place with any registered or unregistered HART device—ensuring any HART transmitter will connect, regardless of brand or model.

The MFC5150 is built on the HART SDC-625 infrastructure and runs Windows CE. With a 1 GHz processor and a 4 GB Micro SD card, the communicator is ideal for all customer data storage needs. The 4.3-in touchscreen provides excellent anti-glare viewing, allowing the user comfortable use in darkness or in bright sunlight. All functions are easily navigated via the full QWERTY keyboard and intuitive icons similar to that of a smart phone. There are also hyperlink menu paths, teachable device specific shortcuts, instant on, multiple languages, help context, video's and TAB access to panes just like on a computer. With Class I, Div. I Group IIC, ATEX Zone 0 Group IIC and IECex Zone 0 Group IIC it is ideal for all plant environments.

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