Fieldbus Software Tools
We are no newcomers to the fieldbus environment. From involvement in defining the earliest standards through to representation on today’s industry bodies, MTL and Relcom have attained a distinguished profile in fieldbus technology. And to maximise your efficiencies using our equipment we have produced various software packages designed to help fieldbus engineering.
MTL SmartPlant Instrumentation (SPI) symbol library for FOUNDATION fieldbus™ components
MTL has made it easier for engineering designers and end users to use their FOUNDATION fieldbus™ products by developing a utility to import the complete range of MTL-Relcom fieldbus products (Power Supplies, Megablocks™, surge protectors,Fieldbus Barriers and Entity conversion blocks) into SmartPlant Instrumentation version 9 and 2009.
This new, updated version of SPI includes all the latest products and ranks among the most successful examples of the new generation design tools created to reduce the cost of designing control systems. The cost of designing a single control loop can be in excess of one man-day, so using tools like SmartPlant can dramatically reduce these costs. The utility, including all associated files is available for download below.
<Click here> to download the SmartPlant library v2012.
9370-FB Series Fieldbus Barrier Segment Calculator v0200
This software calculator tool models the behaviour of MTL’s 9370-FB Series Fieldbus Barriers, and provides a rapid “Go/No-Go” indication of the electrical characteristics of the fieldbus network. All the relevant parameters of the fieldbus segment are easily configurable, including field device currents, cable lengths, cable cross-section and number of fieldbus spurs. Power supply and host control system types are easily selectable from pull-down menus, or can be user-defined.
The calculator uses a spreadsheet-based platform and does not require any executable programme files to be installed on the user’s machine – avoiding the need for special permissions or administrator rights.
Parameters can be easily copied and pasted into other software applications or printed as
a permanent record of the segment characteristics.
NOTE: Macros must be enabled for the tool to operate.
<Click here> to download the 9370-FB Fieldbus Barrier Segment Calculator
Fieldbus segment calculator v1.5.4
The MTL segment calculator is a spreadsheet-based tool designed to assist network and planning engineers when designing and implementing FOUNDATION fieldbus ™ H1 networks. Specific data covering MTL fieldbus power supplies, including the latest Redundant FISCO units, wiring hubs and third-party field devices are pre-programmed although users can input their own device parameters. Calculations using surge protection devices are also accommodated.
<Click here> to download the Fieldbus Segment calculator