Device Management FOUNDATION Fieldbus
ABB offers a complete FF solution, containing tools and network devices.
FF is an open, integrated architecture for distribution of control applications across the network and devices providing an open standard for process automation applications.Two fieldbus networks are supported:
- H1 link with 31.25 kbit/s for connection of 2-wire field devices such as transmitters, actuators and I/O incl. intrinsically safe applications
- HSE, the High Speed Ethernet bus with 100 Mbit/s, H1 subsystems via linking devices
Freelance supports the entire FF architecture including High Speed Ethernet (HSE):
- AC 800F controller at FF HSE, optionally redundant
- Infrastructure and network devices for higher availability