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1. (WO2018197093) ARRANGEMENT, FIELDBUS ACCESS UNIT, AND METHOD FOR MONITORING AN AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/197093    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/056018
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Mar 13 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: G05B 19/042
G05B 23/02
G05B 19/05
G05B 19/418
H04L 12/24
Applicants: ENDRESS+HAUSER PROCESS SOLUTIONS AG
Inventors: BÜNZLI WURZER, Jürg
HÖFERLIN, Wolfgang
LUBER, Werner
MAYER, Michael
Title: ARRANGEMENT, FIELDBUS ACCESS UNIT, AND METHOD FOR MONITORING AN AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM
Abstract:
The invention relates to a method for monitoring an automation technology system (A) comprising a fieldbus access unit (FE), in particular a processor unit, a gateway or an edge device which has a communication link to at least one first wired or wireless communication network (KN1), the first communication network (KN1) being equipped with a plurality of field devices (F1, F2, F3,..., FN) and network nodes (NK1, NK2, NK3,..., NKm). In said method, a communication driver (KT), which runs in a first framework application (FR1) implemented on a client computer (CR) that is directly or indirectly connected to the fieldbus access unit (FE) via at least one second communication network (KN2), queries structural data from network nodes (NK1, NK2, NK3,..., NKm) and field devices (F1, F2, F3,..., FN) provided on at least one network level (NE1, NE2) of the first communication network (KN1); and the structural data is created by the fieldbus access unit (FE) during the query as the fieldbus access unit (FE) scans the address space of the network level (NE1, NE2) and determines the network nodes (NK1, NK2, NK3,..., NKm) and field devices (F1, F2, F3,..., FN) provided in the address space. The invention also relates to a fieldbus access unit (FE) for use in the method according to the invention, and an arrangement comprising a client computer (CR) and a fieldbus access unit for carrying out the method according to the invention.