Through our authorization as a GE Energy distributor, Cimtec now has access to a large inventory of legacy GE Field Control products.
Field Control was designed as a distributed I/O system that could be used with GE IP 90-30, 90-70 and PAC systems, and was used in a wide array of industrial applications where rugged, high performance distributed I/O was required. The heart of the Field Control system is the Bus Interface Unit. The Bus Interface Unit provides intelligent processing, I/O scanning, and feature configuration for a group of up to eight I/O modules. Together, the Bus Interface Unit and its modules make up a Field Control station. All Terminal Blocks must be mounted on a DIN rail. The DIN rail, which serves as an integral part of the grounding system, can also be mounted on a panel.
Field Control Features
Features and benefits of Field Control include:
- Wiring savings, Better up time
- Easy installation and maintenance
- Open architecture / adaptable to a variety of networks distributed I/O
- Small, compact I/O modules with generic terminal wiring bases
The GE Intelligent Platform’s Field Control product was introduced in the early 1990’s and they formally discontinued manufacturing in 2008. It is one of the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and I/0 systems of choice for many GE Drive systems, Turbine Control systems and stand-alone automation systems. There is a significant installed base of the Field Control product and GE Intelligent Platforms is trusting GE Energy to provide remanufactured parts and repair services for our mutual valued customers. Many customers will transition and migrate to other control and I/O systems but we will give them the opportunity to make an orderly transition.