Invensys Process Systems” Foxboro 6100 Data Management Series line of digital data recorders collect and manage process variable information to optimize process production and regulatory accountability. The recorders incorporate advanced digital technologies to provide ease of use, high security, and adaptability to a wide range of production processes, including batch applications.
The paperless data recorders feature extended input capability to communicate with up to 32 slave devices, providing up to 176 inputs. The slave devices can be used for data acquisition for variable process information including pressure, flow, temperature, and electro-chemical analysis, such as pH and conductivity measurements. Slave units can also provide remote access to legacy product data and combined recording and process control functionality. The process value input can be divided between as many as 12 different groups for a broad range of data viewing and reporting.
The recorders can be used in stand-alone applications or easily integrated into a larger system. Adaptable functionality allows the recorders to operate as a Modbus master or slave over both serial and Ethernet connections at the same time. Slave devices can be connected to any of the ports and data recorded and made available to supervisory systems over the Ethernet network.
Data is stored in a secure, binary, check summoned format to protect data integrity. For complete traceability, the recorders provide an audit trail and recorded login feature, which records every transaction when users logon, complete operations, or change the configuration. The recorders also support electronic signatures in accordance with FDA 21 CFR part 11 requirements.
In addition to digital data acquisition and management, the Foxboro 6100 series has powerful batch functionality that can run up to 12 simultaneous batches. Batches can be started and stopped independently and each batch has up to 10 fields to enter data.
The Foxboro 6100 Series includes two models. The basic Model 6100 AF includes a 5.5-inch ¼ VGA 16-bit color display with touch screen, up to 18 universal inputs, up to 12 relays, and up to 146 communication inputs. For more robust applications, the Model 6180AF includes a 12.1-inch XGA 16-bit color display with touch screen, up to 48 universal inputs, up to 27 relays, and up to 176 communication inputs.