Profibus-to-Fiber converters for remote, hazardous locations

Moxa's ICF-1180I and ICF-1280I Profibus-to-Fiber converters allow users in the oil and gas industry and other fields with hazardous or remote conditions to use optical fiber to connect their Profibus devices and controllers in remote or hazardous locations.
By Moxa May 12, 2015

Moxa's ICF-1180I and ICF-1280I Profibus-to-Fiber converters allow users in the oil and gas industry and other fields with hazardous or remote conditions to use optical fiber to connect their Profibus devices and controllers in remote or hazardous locationMoxa’s ICF-1180I and ICF-1280I Profibus-to-Fiber converters allow users in the oil and gas industry and other fields with hazardous or remote conditions to use optical fiber to connect their Profibus devices and controllers in remote or hazardous locations. They also feature Class 1 Div 2, IEC Ex, and ATEX certification for deployment in hazardous locations including upstream and downstream petrochemical processing, chemical plants, and other areas where explosive vapors are present. The industrial-hardened units offer 2 kV isolation protection for the Profibus system and dual power inputs to ensure non-stop communications.

They are rated for operation in environments ranging from -40 to 75 C, and are capable of distances up to 4 km on multi-mode fiber, or up to 45 km on single-mode fiber. The ICF-1180I extends connections over a single optical fiber port; the ICF-1280I extends connections over two optical fiber ports that can be arranged in a redundant ring for extremely high communications reliability. The ICF-1180I and ICF-1280I also offer protection from bus faults and work transparently to detect and recognize bus faults. If the bus fails on one side, the issue will not propagate through the ICF units and affect additional bus segments. In addition, the ICF units will also trigger an alarm notification to the field engineer on the location of the failure so that it can be quickly replaced with minimal downtime.

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