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    • Field Device Controller 280

      EcoStruxure™ Foxboro DCS

      The field device controller (FDC) 280 is an optionally redundant, field-mountable device controller from Schneider Electric.

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  • Overview

    The field device controller (FDC) 280 provides control and Ethernet/serial interfaces between single or dual-ported PLCs, drives and other distributed control devices and EcoStruxure™ Foxboro DCS. The FDC 280 optimizes the integration of control devices such as PLCs, and increases flexibility — while minimizing system engineering, footprint and cost.
  • Features

    • Liquid crystal display (LCD) — shows letterbug and real-time roles and statuses
    • Support for multiple networked connections — Ethernet, RS232, RS485, RS422
    • 50% reduction in footprint and wiring compared with CP plus FDSI solution
    • Online image upgrade (OLUG) of FCP280 without shutting down the process
    • Downloadable and upgradable protocol drivers, online
  • Benefits

    • Reduces engineering effort and installation footprint
    • Achieves lower cost of ownership with future-proof design
    • Provides greater flexibility in control system design/implementation
  • Applications

    • Hydrocarbon processing
    • Chemical and specialty chemicals
    • Upstream oil and gas
    • Power generation
    • Metals and mining
    • Water and wastewater
    • Pharmaceutical and life sciences