FP300 Series converters transform a digital signal into a pressure signal. They act as an interface to a system FP302 - Foundation™ Fieldbus Models or FP303 - PROFIBUS PA Models, such as a pneumatic actuator or with a valve positioner.
The FP300 Series provides a pneumatic output signal proportional to an input received from a FOUNDATION™ fieldbus or PROFIBUS PA network.
The technology used in the FP300 Series allows easy interfacing between the field and the control room, in addition to providing various types of data transfer, considerably reducing the costs of installation, start-up, operation and maintenance of industrial processes. The concept of function blocks was introduced to make programming easy for the user, who can now easily build and visualize complex control strategies.
Another added advantage is the flexibility of interlocking blocks, as the control strategy can be changed without wiring changes or any hardware modifications. The FP300 Series is offered for output pressures ranging from 3 to 15 psi, or an extended range version from 3 to 30 psi that is user-configurable.
In addition to local configuration, the FP300 Series can be remotely configured through applications that meet FOUNDATION™ fieldbus or PROFIBUS PA standards. Smar provides its customers with applications for both communication protocols for applications where pneumatic actuators are essential or in plants that are in the process of migrating from pneumatic to digital technology. The FP300 Series is designed for installation to IP66 weather and has been submitted and approved for hazardous area applications whether explosion proof or intrinsically safe.
Diagnostics and Parameterization
The complete configuration is done through Smar application programs or applications and configurators from other manufacturers.
Additionally, Smar developed the AssetView application, a tool in web format, with a friendly interface that can be accessed from anywhere and at any time, using an Internet browser. It also incorporates FDT/DTM facilities at no additional cost. AssetView is designed for field device management, with positive impacts on corrective, preventive, predictive and proactive maintenance.
The FP302 uses the H1 communication protocol, an open technology that allows any H1-enabled configuration tool to configure this equipment. Syscon (System Configurator Tool) from Smar is the recommended software to configure, operate and maintain field equipment, although, because it is interoperable, the FP302 communicates with applications that follow the FOUNDATION™ fieldbus standard.
Syscon provides efficient and user-friendly interaction using Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP2, Windows 10 Professional, Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate.
Configuration tools such as AMS™, FieldCare™ and HHT375 can easily configure FP302 devices. DD (Device Description) and CF (Capability File) files can be downloaded from the Smar website or the Fieldbus FOUNDATION™ at no cost.
FP302 supports complex configuration strategies due to the high capacity and variety of instantiable function blocks. Nine types of function blocks are available. Fieldbus technology allows AssetView to access status and diagnostic information from the FP302. In this way, maintenance procedures become more effective, providing greater safety and plant availability.
The FP303 was designed to use the PROFIBUS PA protocol and can be configured using Simatic PDM and the FDT (Field Device Tool) and DTM (Device Type Manager) tool concepts, such as FieldCare™ and PACTware™. It can also be configured by any PROFIBUS system using the GSD (Generic Station Description) file.
PROFIBUS PA also presents quality and diagnostic information, improving plant management and maintenance.
The EDDL (Electronic Device Description Language) and DTM files are available on the Smar website.
FP300 - Dimensional Drawing