APATechnology is Doing Interesting things with FOUNDATION Fieldbus

My first week of work at the Foundation began at Hanover Fair.  The Fair was the launching point of the first ever Field Communication Lounge, where all the major fieldbus organizations got together in the same booth, including HART, Fieldbus Foundation, Profibus, and the FDT Group.  One of the companies demonstrating in the Foundation booth was APATechnologies (http://www.apatechnologies.com/).  APAT has a process automation system that heavily incorporates FOUNDATION technology and has a unique concept where the control function resides in the HSE linking device instead of the controller, a concept that the company informally refers to as “control near the field”.   APAT is also unique because they are one of the few companies that uses FOUNDATION Fieldbus HSE as its control network instead of an Ethernet-based network running a proprietary protocol.  Some very interesting developments from an up and coming process automation system supplier.

About FieldComm Group

The FieldComm Group is a global standards-based organization consisting of leading process end users, manufacturers, universities and research organizations that work together to direct the development, incorporation and implementation of new and overlapping technologies and serves as the source for FDI technology. The FieldComm Group’s mission is to develop, manage and promote global standards for integrating digital devices into automation system architectures while protecting process-automation investments in HART and FOUNDATION Fieldbus communication technologies. Membership is open to anyone interested in the use of the technologies. For more information, visit their web site at www.fieldcommgroup.org.

One response to “APATechnology is Doing Interesting things with FOUNDATION Fieldbus”

  1. carl.henning says :

    Larry, it was good to see you in Hanover. Welcome to the world of blogging.

    –Carl Henning

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