Internationally-accepted communication standards such as Modbus TCP, EtherNet/IP, Profibus, OPC DA, OPC A&E and, in future, also Profisafe, EtherNet/IPsafe, ProfiNet and ProfiNetsafe, enable HIMA systems to be integrated comprehensively and safely into all common control systems.
The days are long gone in which numerous communications interfaces and data connections were required for data communication. Like HIMA, modern DCSs utilise standard Ethernet protocols. All requirements can be met using one bus.
Clear alarm handling, time stamp transmission and time synchronisation are all natural features, just as the easy transmission of process signals are and diagnostic data to the operator station and the controller level. Redundancy management and behaviour have also been improved and expanded considerably.
Experience shows that technical possibilities only represent one aspect of success. Equally important is the appropriate consultancy and support service during execution. HIMA customers benefit from:
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HIMA Safety Systems can easily be integrated into all leading process control systems.