CONNECT2016: Schneider Electric extends Universal I/O Capability for Foxboro and Triconex

Tuesday, at its CONNECT2016 Automation Conference, Schneider Electric updated its Foxboro Intelligent Marshalling solution. Schneider Electric’s annual, four-day automation conference is being held this year at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel. The new Intelligent Marshalling FBM248 offering now includes redundancy capabilities, eliminating the costly and labor-intensive marshalling process traditionally required for control systems and further enhances the reliability and efficiency of control system design and operation. Likewise, the Tricon CX compact safety system has been enhanced with the addition of the 3902X TMR universal I/O module.

The Foxboro Evo FBM 248 and Tricon CX 3902X remove the dependency among control and safety system design and the installation of I/O systems. Universal I/O offerings for Foxboro Evo and Triconex enable process automation professionals to seamlessly adapt to last-minute I/O design changes and provides backup to eliminate the impact of any process downtime.

“Upgrading our award-winning Intelligent Marshalling solution to include redundancy and safety capabilities demonstrates our commitment to providing the connected solutions our customers need to improve the safety, reliability and efficiency of their plants and business operations,” said Chris Lyden, senior vice president of strategy, Process Automation, Schneider Electric. “Configuring control and safety systems I/O can be costly, labor-intensive and subject to change. With their additional flexibility, the Foxboro FBM 248 and Tricon CX 3902X I/O offerings allow our customers to adjust to unforeseen module changes and errors with little impact to installation time. That can drive huge savings when it comes to project execution and operations.”

Intelligent Marshalling with universal I/O and software-configurable modules allows users to configure I/O points from anywhere in the plant or in the world. They also enable flexible options for future expansions and upgrades, as well as significant cost savings by reducing marshalling infrastructure, increasing I/O density per cabinet, reducing field and maintenance labor costs and drastic reductions in the need for onsite replacement inventory.

Conference attendees will also have access to Schneider Electric’s comprehensive portfolio of control and safety solutions, including its Tricon CX compact system, which provides enhanced safety and critical control applications in the oil and gas, power, refining, chemicals, pharmaceutical and biotech industries. 

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