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Deliver a fast and easy way to connect, protect, power and terminate multiple fieldbus devices in FOUNDATION fieldbus™ and PROFIBUS PA segments.

ROUTE-MASTER Segment and Entity Calculator Tool Now Available

ROUTE-MASTER, the industry’s most capable Intrinsically-Safe Fieldbus Solution, now has a free and easy to use segment calculator design tool. The calculator allows you to design and document IS Fieldbus segments that include FISCO or Entity devices. Included in the tool is an intuitive Entity calculator that automatically checks your IS segments for hazardous area compliance. Go to E-HELP EXPRESS to request your FREE copy.

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TS Series TRUNKSAFE® Fault-Tolerant Fieldbus System



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TRUNKSAFE TS Series Fault-Tolerant Fieldbus System

The TRUNKSAFE Fault-Tolerant Fieldbus System provides a cost-effective, yet highly reliable, strategy to maintain continuous communications between field devices and a Distributed Control System in the event of any single point failure (such as an open- or short-circuit) on a FOUNDATION fieldbus™ H1 or PROFIBUS PA segment.

The First Redundant Fieldbus Physical Layer

TRUNKSAFE consists of a Host Interface Kit (Redundant) device coupler (6- or 12-Way). Failure in either path results in auto-termination in the device coupler and continued communications on the segment.

  • Implement a redundant, yet cost-effective, fieldbus physical layer for important and plant-critical segments.
  • Highest Availability system for fieldbus (x13 over redundant power conditioners and H1 cards alone).
  • Maintains all process and diagnostic communications without interruption, even if the network cable is broken or shorted.
  • Compatible with FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 and PROFIBUS PA networks and devices without hardware or software changes.
  • LED based diagnostics with master alarm for open and short-circuits, DC power status and segment noise.
  • Auto resetting (20 microsecond) spur short circuit protection that takes just 4-5mA on short circuit detection.


DIN-Rail and Complete Field-Mount Packages

TRUNKSAFE Device Couplers and Power Conditioners snap onto standard DIN-rail. To reduce specification and installation time, device couplers can also be ordered in a variety of our ready-to-install field-mount, weather-proof enclosures complete with cable glands.

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RM100 ROUTE-MASTER™ Fieldbus System
(Intrinsically-Safe Installations)

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RM100

RM100S

RM110



High Powered Intrinsically-Safe Trunk for connecting FISCO and Entity Devices

The ROUTE-MASTER Fieldbus System uses a patented split-architecture design to deliver the highest segment current to a hazardous area of ANY intrinsically-safe FOUNDATION fieldbus™ system. ROUTE-MASTER provides two trunks (350mA each) for each segment - enough to power 16 devices (20mA each) at 500m (1,500ft)—while remaining intrinsically-safe for hydrogen-risk areas at the individual spur connection. The ROUTE-MASTER Device Couplers are available in models that handle four to 20 fieldbus devices.

ROUTE-MASTER Segment and Entity Calculator Tool Now Available

ROUTE-MASTER, the industry’s most capable Intrinsically-Safe Fieldbus Solution, now has a free and easy to use segment calculator design tool. The calculator allows you to design and document IS Fieldbus segments that include FISCO or Entity devices. Included in the tool is an intuitive Entity calculator that automatically checks your IS segments for hazardous area compliance. Go to E-HELP EXPRESS to request your FREE copy.
Connect Directly to FISCO or Entity Devices
The ATEX-approved version Device Couplers (RMA100C) can be installed in IIB or IIC areas connecting FISCO or Entity devices from Zone 0, 1 and 2.

Intrinsically-Safe, Isolated Power Supply

The ROUTE-MASTER's rack-mounted fieldbus power supply delivers redundant intrinsically safe segment power for up to eight fieldbus segments. The isolated segments requires no ground and have two trunks available with 350ma each. Passive conditioning and redundant DC Power ensure an exceptionally reliable fieldbus segment.

Industry-First Advantages

Available in 4-, 8-, 10- and 20-spur models, ROUTE-MASTER Fieldbus Device Couplers use the same technology as our industry-first TRUNKGUARD Fieldbus Device Couplers to provide fully automatic segment termination. The patented technology prevents fieldbus segment failure from under- or over-termination, a major problem in fieldbus startups. The ROUTE-MASTER's auto-termination feature assures that local parts of a fieldbus segment will continue to function if remote parts of that segment are accidentally disconnected. This prevents costly downtime and hazardous situations. Other unique features include diagnostic LEDs that positively indicate power status on each spur, spur short circuits, status of auto-termination, as well as convenient connections for a fieldbus hand-held configurator.

Short Circuit Protection

On detection of excess current on a spur, the ROUTE-MASTER reacts immediately to switch spur current to a nominal trickle-level, rather than limiting the fault current to a fixed (and always higher) level as is typically done by competing units. With removal of the short, the spur is automatically reconnected to the segment.

HAZARDOUS AREA MOUNTING

ROUTE-MASTER System Design allows live working on Trunk and Field. Although ROUTE-MASTER device couplers are DIN rail mounted, they typically are supplied in Aluminium, GRP or SS Enclosures complete with glands and suitable for the area classification. The IS design of the system allows live working on the trunk and spurs for most installations. Because of the spur rating of Zone 0, Ex ia, FISCO or Entity devices can be directly connected from any zone or gas group without additional barriers.

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TG200 TRUNKGUARD® Series 200 FOUNDATION Fieldbus™/PROFIBUS PA Device Coupler
(For General Purpose and Non-Incendive Installations)

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TRUNKGUARD Series 200 Fieldbus Device Couplers (TG200)

deliver a fast and easy way to connect multiple fieldbus devices to a main fieldbus trunk in FOUNDATION fieldbus™ (H1) and PROFIBUS PA networks.

General Purpose and Hazardous Area Installations

For installation in General Purpose and Non-Incendive (Class 1, Division 2) areas, TRUNKGUARD Fieldbus Device Couplers can be matched with our FPS200 Fieldbus Power Supplies. For intrinsically-safe applications, see the RM100 Intrinsically-Safe Fieldbus System. For installation in Zone 1 areas, see the TG300 Series Fieldbus Device Coupler.

Industry-First Advantages

Available in 4-, 8-, 10-, 12- and 20-spur models, TRUNKGUARD is the first fieldbus Device Coupler to provide end of line sensing auto segment termination. The patented technology prevents fieldbus segment failure from under- or over-termination, a major problem in fieldbus startups. The TRUNKGUARD's auto-termination feature assures that local parts of a fieldbus segment will continue with proper termination even if remote parts of that segment are accidentally disconnected. This prevents costly downtime and hazardous situations. Other unique features include diagnostic LEDs that positively indicate power status on each fieldbus spur, spur short circuits, status of auto-termination, as well as convenient connections for a fieldbus hand-held configurator.

Short Circuit Protection

On detection of excess current on a fieldbus spur, the TG200 reacts immediately (20 microseconds) to switch spur current to a nominal trickle-level, rather than limiting the fault current to a fixed (and always higher) level as is typically done by competing units. With removal of the short, the spur is automatically reconnected to the fieldbus segment.

DIN-Rail and Complete Field-Mount Packages

TRUNKGUARD Fieldbus Device Couplers snap onto standard DIN-rail. To reduce specification and installation time, they can also be ordered in a variety of our ready-to-install field-mount, weather-proof enclosures complete with cable glands. Options include GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester) and stainless steel enclosures with glands for armored or unarmored cable.

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TG300 TRUNKGUARD® Series 300 FOUNDATION Fieldbus™/PROFIBUS PA Device Coupler
(For Zone 1 and 2 Installations)

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TRUNKGUARD Series 300 Device Couplers (TG300)

deliver a fast and easy strategy to connect multiple fieldbus devices to a main fieldbus trunk in FOUNDATION fieldbus™ (H1) and PROFIBUS PA networks.

Designed for Zone 1 Areas

The TRUNKGUARD 300 Series Fieldbus Device Coupler is designed and approved for use in Zone 1 and Zone 2 with flameproof Exd devices. Each device coupler channel can be manually de-energized using a key-operated magnetic interlock. This allows individual fieldbus devices to be maintained without de-powering the entire segment even in Zone 1 areas. The fieldbus device coupler's LED indicators show the current state of each channel (NORMAL, FAULT or DE-ENERGIZED).

Industry-First Advantages

Available in a 4- or 8-spur configuration, the TRUNKGUARD 300 Series is the first to provide end of line sensing auto segment termination. The patented technology prevents fieldbus segment failure from under- or over-termination, a major problem in fieldbus startups. The TRUNKGUARD's auto-termination feature assures that local parts of a fieldbus segment will continue to function if remote parts of that segment are accidentally disconnected. This prevents costly downtime and hazardous situations. Other unique features include diagnostic LEDs that positively indicate power status on each fieldbus spur, spur short circuits, status of auto-termination, as well as convenient connections for a fieldbus hand-held configurator.

Short Circuit

ProtectionOn detection of excess current on a spur, the TG300 reacts immediately to switch spur current to a nominal trickle-level, rather than limiting the fault current to a fixed (and always higher) level as is typically done by competing units. With removal of the short, the spur is automatically reconnected to the fieldbus segment.

Easy Hazardous Area Installation

Housed in simple Ex e enclosures, safety approvals allow installation in Zone 1 and 2 locations with high power and Exd devices.

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TPS400 TRUNKGUARD® Fieldbus Power Supply
(For General Purpose and Non-Incendive Installations)

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The TPS400 TRUNKGUARD Fieldbus Power Supply

provides isolated, conditioned power to up to four FOUNDATION fieldbus™ segments. Designed for flexibility and ease of implementation, the TPS400 is fully compliant with FF831-1 (the technical specification for fieldbus power supplies). It is designed for use with MooreHawke Series 200 and Series 300 TRUNKGUARD Fieldbus Device Couplers, as well as any other manufacturer’s non-intrinsically-safe fieldbus device couplers. The DIN-style rail-mount TPS400 provides 350mA or 500mA to up to four segments.

Complete Device Coupler Compatibility for General and Hazardous Area Installations

For use with the TPS400 Fieldbus Power Supply, MooreHawke offers Fieldbus Device Couplers for installation in General Purpose, Zone 2/Division 2 locations (TRUNKGUARD Model TG200) and Zone 1 locations (TRUNKGUARD Model TG300).