Cat Gateways

 

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Not everyone uses Lonworks and even though Cummins has a Modbus interface what about all the other systems out there. FieldServers have support for over 110 interfaces, including the 600lb gorillas of the industrial control world such as Lonworks and BACnet, which is the new popular Building Automation System.

 

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We have module solutions which allow integration directly into Caterpillar products as well as the stand alone solutions shown bottom right.

 

Range of Conversion Solutions

 

Depending on project requirements select from units with varying resources. and multi port devices. OEM and embedded solutions too.

QuickServer 1010 2x RS485 1x Ethernet
QuickServer 1011 1x RS485 1x Ethernet 1x Lonworks
QuickServer 1210 1x RS485 1xRS232 1x Ethernet
QuickServer 1211 1x RS485 1xRS232 1x Ethernet 1x Lonworks
QuickServer Fieldbus 1x RS485 1x Ethernet M-bus or KNX
FS20 Series 1x RS232/485 1x Ethernet 1x Lonworks
FS25 Series 2x RS232/485 1x Ethernet
FS30 Series 2x RS232 and 2x RS485 2x Ethernet 1x Lonworks FieldBus Support:eg Profibus, DeviceNet etcHot Standby Support
FS40 Series 8x RS232 and 2x RS485 2x Ethernet 1x Lonworks FieldBus Support: eg DH+, MB+, Profibus, DeviceNet etcHot Standby Support
SlotServer 1x RS232/485 1x Ethernet 1x Lonworks For Rockwell ControlLogix 5600

Lonworks and Fieldbus are options not provided on base models.

 

Block Diagram

FS30 series shown for purposes of illustration. Capability depends on hardware, firmware and configuration.

 

Case Study – FieldServer and CAT Generator – South Pole

FieldServer Goes to the South Pole.
From the deserts of Arizona to the frozen land of Antarctica, FieldServer goes to the end of the earth to meet the interoperability needs in building automation systems. At the McMurdo Station on Antarctica the operator of the power station needed to interface information from the Caterpillar generators to the BACnet network. The integrator, Long Building Technologies of Denver, Colorado was assigned to solve this interoperability problem and came to FieldServer. FieldServer Technologies has been providing Caterpillar interface to building automation systems for many years and was able to meet their need. Leslie Gallup from Long Building Technologies braved the long journey to the McMurdo Research Station Antarctica to commission and install various pieces of equipment including the FieldServer. Three Caterpillar Generators provide the Electrical power to run the NSF (National Science Foundation) research station. Since the Electrical power is critical to the survival of the personnel in such hazardous conditions, monitoring of the generators is critical to ensure continuous operation. Due to the extreme conditions with temperatures reaching –50o C, there are three levels of redundancy built into the power plant. FieldServer Technologies provides the interface from the SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) to the Generators. As one can imagine the technical support for this installation was unique. Due to satellite positioning, communication to the McMurdo Station is only available between approximately midnight and 10:00am (New Zealand time which is the time used at the South Pole) so all FieldServer Technical Support was conducted between 7:00am – 10:00am which is 10:00am – 1:00pm PST. The FieldServer’s communications capabilities coupled with email and telephonic communication between FieldServer Technical Support and Leslie on site made it easy to commission the FieldServer. Once the generator addressing was determined the installation was as simple as connecting up the FieldServer FSB2010 to the Caterpillar CSM modules. The data was converted via FieldServer from Caterpillar to BACnet IP to integrate into the onsite monitoring system (Tridium).

 

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