New State-of-the-Art SYSTEM302-Studio at Lee College Fieldbus Center

Thursday, January 24, 2008



Marcelo Lopes and Joe Rondan (SMAR), Chuck Carter – Lee College – Fieldbus Center Instructor and Bill Colaianni (SMAR)
Marcelo Lopes and Joe Rondan (SMAR), Chuck Carter – Lee College – Fieldbus Center Instructor and Bill Colaianni (SMAR)

SMAR introduces its new series of controllers for complete supervision and horizontal control of a plant during an event promoted by the Fieldbus Educational Center – Lee College, Baytown-Texas as parts of its Educational Technology Partnership Program. All of the installed controllers are connected to High Speed Ethernet I/O (HSE-RIO) with the SYSTEM302 providing the network backbone.

This event included the participation of several partnership companies and was attended by Joe Rondan, President/CEO of SMAR Houston and other associates. During his interview, Rondan stated that Lee College has expressed unprecedented fieldbus education knowledge with SYSTEM302 and has utilized a unique hands-on/minds-on forum to educate the automation, instrumentation and control community throughout the USA.

Rondan adds that, “End-users are experiencing an open, scalable solution designed to protect installed assets and co-exist with legacy systems”. SMAR SYSTEM302-Studio is the “all-in-one” structure that supports the use of many different technologies in a single, integrated and transparent environment for engineering, operation and maintenance of a plant”.

Unique to SYSTEM302-Studio are the network connections of your choice (FOUNDATION FieldbusTM, Profibus, DeviceNet, and AS-i). All of the controllers can access conventional signals from a variety of discrete and analog I/O cards and the technology also has a Modbus connection for legacy equipment integration. Other capabilities include Function Block Programming and Ladder Logic via FFB (Flexible Function Block and EDDL).