LB/FB Remote I/O Systems are designed to facilitate the connection of traditional input and output signals onto a bus network. LB/FB systems support general-purpose or intrinsically safe applications with modules that can be mixed and matched on the same backplane. These systems facilitate connection to PROFIBUS DP, Modbus and FOUNDATION fieldbus for all traditional signal types, including discrete, analog, frequency and temperature. Redundancy for the communication interface and power supply ensures high reliability. “Anyone using a traditional intrinsic safety barrier can benefit from LB/FB remote I/O systems, as they allow barriers to be pushed into Division 2 and Zone 1 hazardous areas. These remote I/O systems are also an excellent choice for upgrades and expansions, and are beneficial when devices such as thermocouples or RTDs do not have a fieldbus interface,” said Brian Traczyk, Pepperl+Fuchs product manager.