Field Device Controller 280
EcoStruxure™ Foxboro DCS
The field device controller (FDC) 280 is an optionally redundant, field-mountable device controller from Schneider Electric.
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.
- 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
- Reduces engineering effort and installation footprint
- Achieves lower cost of ownership with future-proof design
- Provides greater flexibility in control system design/implementation
- Hydrocarbon processing
- Chemical and specialty chemicals
- Upstream oil and gas
- Power generation
- Metals and mining
- Water and wastewater
- Pharmaceutical and life sciences
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