Machine Design

New Product: Removable fieldbus segment protector

The compact R2 family of segment protectors can be disconnected while leaving trunk communications uninterrupted.

This lets users add new spurs to a fieldbus segment at any time without shutting down the entire system and helps prevent overtermination that can cause network start-up and commission problems. The R2 Segment Protectors provide IP20 protection with DIN-rail mounting, in 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 spur configurations. Each features removable terminals with retaining screws, as well as bright LEDs for power, communication, and short-circuit status indication. The units are FM/cFM approved for Div. 2/Zone 2 application.

Pepperl+Fuchs, 1600 Enterprise Pkwy., Twinsburg, OH 44087, (330) 486-0002,

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