BT has announced the Junction, Tee, and Cable System a fully connectorized fieldbus system offering system-wide "plug-and-play" convenience. This allows rapid changeover to a connectorized network. System components include FOUNDATION Fieldbus junctions and cabling (standard and armored) and IP67 tees that feature standardized minifast
® connectors that streamline changeover and maintenance procedures. The junctions and cabling connect field devices to PLCs via a cable tray, and the tees provide a NEC compliant way in and out of the cable tray.
FOUNDATION Fieldbus components work reliably in intrinsic safety, hazardous areas, volatile processes, and other harsh environments. The junction housing, rated NEMA 1, 2, 3, 3R, 4, 4X, 5, 12, and 13; and IP 65 and 66, is constructed of powder-coated diecast aluminum with stainless steel receptacles. The cordsets, rated IP67 and NEMA 4, are recognized as type A FOUNDATION Fieldbus cable.