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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.

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
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