A new intrinsically safe Profibus-DP gateway has been released by Turck Banner for its Zone 1 remote I/O system, Excom. The new GDP-IS offers additional status information and special excom error codes, such as for power supply and HART communications errors, including the channel related diagnosis.

Excom is a remote I/O system for use in hazardous areas. It offers IP20 rated, local in/out modules to connect binary and analogue field devices that are intrinsically safe. The explosion protection category of the system allows use in Zone 1 and 2. The field circuit is approved for Zone 0.