Process networks come in many forms. They can be broke down into four basic categories,
Enterprise, Control, Device, and Sensor. Enterprise networks are the highest level and typically
encompass ERP, visualization, and maintenance activities. Control networks are the backbone of
the PLC network. Chassis to chassis communication is accomplished using control networks.
Device networks typically bridge devices to a master but can bridge device to device. Sensor
networks are geared towards supporting discrete I/O operations. Control scenarios may be
incorporated into the sensor and data sent back via the device network. Our focus will be HART
What is the integrated solution? It\u2019s a combination of process networks.
The needs of the industry have changed. Today, plants need to lower operating cost, maximize
capital investments, improve plant operations and manage assets to remain competitive.
Integrated architecture allows you to access HART transmitter data without being on the plant floor. It also allows you to share data across the enterprise. The integrated architecture allows you high levels of process control and more accurate predictive maintenance cycles.
The integrated architecture is comprised of your existing HART field devices, MCCs and drives,
Spectrum Controls HART I/O and ControlLogix hardware, and your Control and Maintenance
RSLogix / Logix
RSView / RSMACC
HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) originated by Rosemount in the late 1980s
and became an open protocol in 1990. Designed to compliment traditional 4-20mA analog
signaling, the HART Protocol supports two way digital communications for process measurement
and control devices. Applications include remote process variable interrogation, cyclical access to
process data, parameter setting and diagnostics
The most popular methods of acquiring HART data are the hand held communicator and the clip-
on serial modem. The data acquired by the hand held may be downloaded to a PC database or
asset management tool. A direct connection via serial modem removes the user from the field.
Either method is compatible with diagnostic software, but does not support real-time online
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