The MooreHawke line combines Hawke”s fieldbus device couplers and power supplies with Moore”s line of distributed I/O, temperature sensors, transmitters, alarm trips, and signal conditioners.

Moore Industries (www.miinet.com) acquired Hawke International’s line of FOUNDATION Fieldbus and PROFIBUS PA device couplers and fieldbus power supplies. The products will be marketed under a new brand name, MooreHawke, and will be joined with Moore’s line of distributed I/O, temperature sensors, transmitters, alarm trips, and signal conditioners. Moore expects the combination to provide added application support to system integrators, DCS vendors, and fieldbus customers.

One new product release as a result of the acquisition is the MooreHawke TRUNKGUARD, a device coupler that provides automatic segment termination. This patented technology prevents fieldbus segment failure from under- or over-termination, a chief problem in fieldbus startups. The TRUNKGUARD”s auto-termination feature assures that local parts of a segment will continue to function if remote parts of that segment are accidentally disconnected, preventing downtime and hazardous situations — a matter of critical concern in both process and discrete manufacturing.

— Flow Control Staff