In the plants, Turkey’s largest private sugar producer Konya Seker has built up near Cumbra, about 600 field devices, more than half of which are PA devices, are connected to the control level via Profibus. The bus carries process data traffic as well as all of the calibration information. This solution significantly reduces the engineering workload. The systems and control stations are connected to an internal Industrial Ethernet network. The plant has an Internet link to the main facility in Konya which is 30 km away. For seamless communications, Konya Seker needed a reliable fieldbus distributor.
All of the fieldbus devices in the sugar plant and the bioethanol facility are connected to the Profibus via Weidmüller’s FBCon fieldbus distributors. The distributors are part of a complete Profibus DP and Profibus PA connectivity system which includes a large range of accessories. With their many advantages, they ensure reliable communications.