Eland Cables supplies a comprehensive range of cables specifically designed for Fieldbus Foundation technologies and products. These have been specifically designed for use in real-time control distribution within industrial systems. Our Fieldbus Foundation cables provide the link between the programmatic logic controllers and the base-level components in an automation system, like sensors, switches, motors and valves, used in intrinsic safety environments.
By comparison to instrumentation cables, Fieldbus Foundation cables are designed to handle considerably higher data rates. They are based on an all-digital, serial, two-way communications protocol standardising the interconnection of field devices at a transmission rate of 31.25kB/second. These cables are manufactured to comply with IEC 61588-2, which sets out the requirements for Type A, B, C and D cables, Type A having the strictest requirements.
Fieldbus Foundation Type A Cable construction
||Fieldbus Foundation Cable - Type A
||Stranded tinned copper (Class 2) - 20AWG
||Aluminium/Polyester tape (Al/PET)
||Fire resistant non-corrosive and low smoke zero halogen (FRNC-LSZH)
Our Fieldbus Foundation Cable Type A is also available with a steel wire braid (SWB) for mechanical protection.
Fieldbus Foundation cable selection
In light of the different requirements set for both Fieldbus Foundation Type A cable and the other Types, it is important to select the right one for your application. Choosing the strictest category ensure the future-proofing of the installation and our technical engineers are available to discuss this and other options which may be applicable to your specific application.