Technology partner announced

GE Fanuc Automation has entered into an agreement with Pepperl + Fuchs North America, to provide interface components that create connections in industrial automation systems including Profibus-based analog signal transfer and digital fieldbus communication.

GE Fanuc Automation has entered into an agreement with Pepperl + Fuchs North America, to provide interface components that create connections in industrial automation systems including Profibus-based analog signal transfer and digital fieldbus communication. Proficy Process Systems will use Pepperl + Fuchs for Profibus connectivity.

Proficy Process Systems is GE Fanuc’s process control system designed to deliver value to hybrid and continuous customers in industries including Life Sciences, Food & Beverage, Consumer Packaged Goods, Ethanol, Oil & Gas, Power & Energy, Milled Products and Water/Wastewater. GE Fanuc currently serves thousands of customers in these process industries, and Proficy Process Systems represents a significant addition to the company’s product offering.

“GE Fanuc is providing our customers with the freedom to implement a system that meets their needs today, and grow and expand to meet their needs tomorrow. We are doing that by delivering a contempory solution based on many of our well-proven technologies, along with technologies from other industry-leading technology partners like Pepperl + Fuchs,” said Steve Ryan, GE Fanuc Director of Process Solutions.

“One of the key ways we are providing freedom to our customers is to allow them to choose the fieldbus technologies they need for their applications. Pepperl + Fuchs is recognized as an industry expert in Profibus communications, and will provide our customers with the capability to choose that as a fieldbus technology for their system.”

“Our relationship with GE Fanuc is a strategic partnership that will allow both companies to highlight their industry leading solutions,” said Jim Bolin, Chief Operating Officer, Process Automation Pepperl+Fuchs Inc. “Together as a team, P+F and GE Fanuc will provide the necessary hardware, knowledge and support on fieldbus applications. The combination of GE Fanuc’s control system and our infrastructure equipment and powerful diagnostic tools will help our mutual customers to take advantage of the powerful features of fieldbus.”

Additional information about Proficy Process Systems, as well as a registration form to order an introductory CD about Proficy Process Solutions, are available on the GE Fanuc website at: www.gefanuc.com/process.