mobiLink – commissioning and maintenance interface for field devices

mobiLink is an interface that provides access to field devices for the major Process Automation protocols, HART, FOUNDATION Fieldbus and PROFIBUS PA.
The Bluetooth and battery operation enables it to be used with mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.
With approvals for hazardous areas and the support of FDT frame applications, mobiLink can be used in a variety of applications.

Approved Rockwell Encompass Partner product 

 

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Description

Mobile Interface for HART, FOUNDATION fieldbus, Profibus PA

  • The mobiLink is a single interface for the major Process Automation protocols: HART / Foundation fieldbus / PROFIBUS PA
  • Perfectly suited for handheld host devices due to battery powered Bluetooth operation
  • Compatible with FDT Frame Applications
  • Approved for use in hazardous areas

Multi protocol operation

  • HART Master, Foundation fieldbus Host and PROFIBUS PA Master included in one device
  • Temporary attachment to fieldbus segments or HART loops for individual interaction with field devices
  • Fully compliant protocol implementations allow for interference-free access to running plants

Host communication via Bluetooth or USB

  • Built-in batteries and Bluetooth communication enable use of handheld host devices like smart phones and tablets
  • USB interface for bench host operation

Support of FDT Frame Applications and major Engineering Tools

  • PACTware FDT Frame Application and HART Communication DTM included
  • Communication DTM for Foundation fieldbus and PROFIBUS PA (optional)
  • Foundation fieldbus configuration tool (optional)
  • Application Program Interface for integration into Engineering Systems

Suitable for use in hazardous areas

  • EX approval for Zone 1
  • Suitable for connection to intrinsically safe circuits
  • Suited for harsh environment

DevCom

Fast and easy configuration and parameterization of HART field devices

  • Affordable HART device communicator together with mobiLink and an intrinsic safe tablet
  • Comfortable access to HART device data by supporting HART DD files
  • Always up-to-date DD files with the DD library subscription

Use Case – Field

▪ Maintenance of the HART devices installed in the field

  • Use DevComDroid on an intrinsic safe Android tablet/smartphone and connect to the HARTdevice with mobiLink
  • DevComDroid shows the health information of the device
  • It allows accessing all needed device parameters

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Use Case – Bench

▪ First time parameterization of the HART devices

  • Use DevCom2000 on a Windows PC in the lab and connect to the HART device with mobiLink
  • DevCom200 allows accessing all needed device parameters and methods

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Video:

  1. How to connect with Foundation Fieldbus devices via mobiLink: #mobiLink #Softing

2. How to connect with HART devices via mobiLink: 

3.  How to change Foundation Fieldbus node addresses:

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