EIM actuators earn Foundation Fieldbus certification

A unique characterisitic of the M2CP modular control package Series 2000 line is that any actuator may be retrofitted with the current electronic capabilities, including the Foundation Fieldbus.

07/18/2001


MISSOURI CITY, Texas --The Fieldbus Foundation announced

The M2CP modular control package is just one option in the Series 2000 line, which includes both multi-turn and quarter-turn configurations in a wide range of torque, thrust, and motor configurations. The Fieldbus certification applies to both modulating and discrete on/off service actuators.

A unique characteristic of the Series 2000 line, which has been proven in numerous industries for more than two decades, is that any actuator in the line can be retrofitted with the current electronic capabilities, including Foundation Fieldbus. So, whether a Series 2000 EIM actuator is currently being operated by handwheel or by pushbutton, upgrading to the latest automation technologies can be accomplished without decommissioning the actuator.

EIM will be demonstrating the Foundation Fieldbus capabilities of the M2CP at the ISA EXPO in Houston, September 10%%MDASSML%%13.

According to the Fieldbus Foundation, its digital communications protocol is the only one that meets the most "stringent, mission-critical demands for intrinsic safety and use in hazardous areas, volatile processes, and difficult regulatory environments."

The M2CP is also equipped to utilize the following communications methods/protocols: RS485 Modbus, DeviceNet, Ethernet, Profibus DP, and LonWorks.

The M2CP is currently undergoing FF-524 testing by Emerson Process Management (formerly Fisher-Rosemont) to confirm its compatibility with the DeltaV DCS automation system. The M2CP with Foundation Fieldbus capability is also compatible with Foxboro and Honeywell systems.

EIM Controls Inc. was established in Houston in 1949 and is known for producing rugged and reliable valve actuators while remaining at the forefront of emerging electronic technologies, such as the Foundation Fieldbus protocol. In 1985, EIM was the first valve actuator manufacturer to introduce a digital control system for its products. EIM’s commitment to innovative information technology allows the company to lead the industry in competitive application solutions and on-time delivery.





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