Schneider Electric control network leverages advanced commercial communications technologies in robust industrial configurations, providing high performance, high availability as well as self-healing network performance.
Foxboro Control Network is scalable from one station connection to many thousands, at data speeds up to 1Gb. This advanced network supplies the performance necessary for existing and future expansion needs — without abandoning existing system or applications.
Standard fiber optic and switch technology (no proprietary cell busses, packaging, networks, etc.)
Easy adoption of newer network technologies (including wireless) as they become industry-ready
Faster throughput — communication speeds to 1 Gb per second, for rapid response to faults
Availability from top to bottom — fully redundant control and field communications with no single point of failure
Self-healing design to recover from multiple faults by automatically selecting alternate communication paths
Flexible scalability — from one to thousands of station connections
Patented, smart point-to-point data routing so multiple communications can run simultaneously
Address translation station (ATS) — to integrate existing Nodebus-based systems into EcoStruxure Foxboro DCS for seamless information sharing
High speed plus efficient utilization of available bandwidth to ensure future-proof performance
Increase performance and capacity of process automation system