Linkbus Monitoring System
AMETEK adds Foundation Fieldbus capability to linkbus rims for remote monitoring of process instruments.
AMETEK Process Instruments, working with Fieldbus Inc., has added a Fieldbus Foundation interface to its LINKBUS Remote Instrument Monitoring System (LINKBUS RIMS), which provides users of AMETEK process analyzers and instruments with 24/7 plant wide access to a wide range of AMETEK process instruments.
“This added capability allows AMETEK RIMS to be integrated with a wide range of plant control systems. It also provides a data bridge so that older analyzers using proprietary communications protocols can be integrated into modern Fieldbus Foundation networks,” notes Tom Marecic, VP and GM of AMETEK Process Instruments.
The LINKBUS RIMS provides access to analyzer information and trend data that allows maintenance personnel to make the most efficient use of limited resources and to determine process problems versus analyzer inaccuracy faster. In addition, the elimination of routine maintenance visits allows operators to focus their attention where it is needed most.