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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

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