November 13, 2019
Power management company Eaton has added a new ‘compact’ model to its class-leading MTL 937x-FB Fieldbus Barrier range. The 937x-FB3 offers specifiers, system builders and end users a cost-effective option that delivers all the benefits of proven MTL intrinsically safe barrier technology within a significantly smaller footprint.
Commenting on the introduction, Niaz Ahmed, associate product line manager at Eaton, said: “This latest addition to our MTL FBx range of fieldbus barriers offers Eaton customers greater system flexibility than ever before. The Compact FB3 delivers high reliability within a smaller footprint and at a competitive price, without compromising on the performance and protection levels that Eaton customers have come to expect. The 937x-FB3 reinforces the leading position that our MTL products occupy in the fieldbus ‘physical layer’.”
The new MTL Compact Fieldbus Barrier uses the same proven electronics as the established 937x-FB Fieldbus Barrier range with over 10 years reliable operation. However, it is 40% smaller than standard MTL Fieldbus Barriers thanks to a simplified design, which eliminates internal wiring. Its compact, economical design minimises capital expenditure on cost-sensitive projects and delivers key benefits including shorter installation time, a lower risk of faults and simplified maintenance requirements. Its compactness also allows Fieldbus Barrier architecture to be deployed anywhere, making the 937x-FB3 particularly suited to oil & gas, petrochemical and other industrial applications where the need for intrinsic safety combines with limitations on installation space.