Turck Banner has introduced a new intrinsically safe Profibus-DP gateway for its Zone 1 remote I/O system, excom. The 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, offering IP20 rated, local I/O modules to connect binary and analogue field devices that are intrinsically safe. The explosion protection category of the system allows the use in the Zone 1 and 2. The field circuit is approved for Zone 0.