Connect: Schneider Updates Triconex, Foxboro

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 @ 05:05 PM gHale


Schneider Electric updated its Foxboro Intelligent Marshalling solution. The Intelligent Marshalling FBM248 offering now includes redundancy capabilities, which eliminates the costly and labor-intensive marshalling process traditionally required for control systems and further enhances the reliability and efficiency of control system design and operation.

Likewise, the Tricon CX compact safety system has been enhanced with the addition of the 3902X TMR universal I/O module.

Unveiled CONNECT 2016, Schneider Electric’s annual automation conference in New Orleans, the Foxboro Evo FBM 248 and Tricon CX 3902X remove the dependency among control and safety system design and the installation of I/O systems. Universal I/O offerings for Foxboro Evo and Triconex enable process automation professionals to seamlessly adapt to last-minute I/O design changes and provides backup to eliminate the impact of any process downtime.

“Configuring control and safety systems I/O can be costly, labor-intensive and subject to change,” said Chris Lyden, senior vice president of strategy, Process Automation, Schneider Electric. “With their additional flexibility, the Foxboro FBM 248 and Tricon CX 3902X I/O offerings allow our customers to adjust to unforeseen module changes and errors with little impact to installation time. That can drive huge savings when it comes to project execution and operations.”

Intelligent Marshalling with universal I/O and software-configurable modules allows users to configure I/O points from anywhere in the plant or in the world. They also enable flexible options for future expansions and upgrades, as well as significant cost savings by reducing marshalling infrastructure, increasing I/O density per cabinet, reducing field and maintenance labor costs and drastic reductions in the need for onsite replacement inventory.