WG 2.6 Field Bus


The "Field Bus" working group addresses issues including the following topics in the context of its experience exchange, its concept developments, formulation of requirements to be met by automation solutions and its involvement in national and international standardisation:

  • Market observation and exchange of experience on the use of field bus systems
  • Compilation of requirements for current and future field bus systems from the user's perspective in terms of their practicality and their potential use for the process industry
  • Addressing of requirements, deficits and problems to manufacturers and organisations
  • Participation in external standardisation bodies and organisations
  • Active participation with the aim of:
    • One uniform, effective and available device integration (FDI)
    • Beneficial, cross-vendor diagnostic information from fieldbus devices
    • Formulation of requirements for one "Ethernet in the Field" for the process industry


  • Avoidance of bad investments
  • Best practices in the application of field bus systems, exchange of experience
  • Optimisation of maintenance by status signals and diagnostic information
  • Influencing of standards in the users' interest
  • Identification and publication of economic advantages through the use of fieldbus systems

Recommendations and worksheets

Please refer to the following list for recommendations (NE) and worksheets (NA) managed by the working group:

No. ▾ Title Edition Responsible Subject area Info
0074NE 074 Fieldbus Requirements
Anforderungen an einen Feldbus
WG 2.6 Communication Abstract
0105NE 105 Specifications for Integrating Fieldbus Devices in Engineering Tools for Field Devices
Anforderungen an die Integration von Feldbus-Geräten in Engineering-Tools für Feldgeräte
WG 2.6 Engineering Abstract
0114NA 114 Best Practice Fieldbus Applications – Selection, Planning, Installation, Commissioning and Operation of Fieldbuses
Best Practice Feldbusanwendungen – Auswahl, Planung, Montage, Inbetriebnahme und Betrieb von Feldbussen
WG 2.6 Communication Abstract
0123NE 123 Service and Maintenance of the Physical Layer of Fieldbuses
Wartung und Instandhaltung des Physical Layer von Feldbussen
WG 2.6 Communication Abstract


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