Tuesday 28 July 2015

Multi-parameter analysers with fieldbus interfaces!

Knick's Stratos series analyzers for pH level, conductivity and dissolved oxygen measurements are widely used in the chemical industry, in process engineering, power plant technology, and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector due to their exceptional versatility, high reliability and full-fledged compatibility with conventional sensor types (analog, digital, Memosens). Knick now introduces Stratos series analyzers with integrated bus interfaces for PROFIBUS DP, PROFIBUS PA or FF (Foundation Fieldbus).

Stratos Evo DP, Stratos Pro PA and Stratos Pro FF are easily integrated into new and existing host systems (PROFIBUS PA profile 3.02; FOUNDATION Fieldbus ITK 6.1.1). Smooth integration with all common automation systems has been ensured by comprehensive compatibility and interoperability tests. Stratos Pro devices for PROFIBUS PA or Foundation technology are available in versions for both hazardous areas and non-hazardous areas, while Stratos Evo DP for PROFIBUS DP is only suitable for use outside of hazardous areas. All settings can be configured directly on the device or with standardized Engineering Tools via Enhanced EDD or DTM. All process and diagnostic data as well as information regarding sensor wear or predictive maintenance (CIP/SIP) is reliably communicated via bus system to the control station.

The devices comply with NAMUR NE 107 and support pro-active diagnostics. All bus devices feature intuitive handling with color-assisted user guidance. The high-contrast widescreen display signals operational status in six different colors: the standard measuring status is backlit in white, the information mode is green.

The diagnostics menu, need for maintenance and hold status are each assigned a color as well. Bright red signals alarm status, while a display flashing in red indicates invalid inputs or faulty passcodes. Looping menus and self-explanatory pictograms further contribute to easy operation. Stratos devices are suitable for wall mounting, pole mounting or panel mounting. Pre-assembly of the rear unit is also possible; all parts are easily accessible due to the large terminal compartment.

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