US Patent No. 10,015,893

AUTOMATION FIELD DEVICE


Patent No. 10,015,893
Issue Date July 03, 2018
Title Automation Field Device
Inventorship Roland Grozinger, Neuenburg (DE)
Andreas Kaiser, Todtnau (DE)
Dietmar Spanke, Steinen (DE)
Assignee

Claim of US Patent No. 10,015,893

1. An automation field device comprising:a housing having a passage; and
a modular field device electronics unit disposed within the housing, the electronics unit including:
a first printed circuit board having a first connector embodied to transmit energy and data and to connect electrically to a peripheral unit, and a second connector embodied to transmit energy and data, wherein the first connector and the second connector are disposed on the first circuit board such that each connector is enabled to be mated from a same direction,
a second printed circuit board having a third connector embodied to transmit energy and data and to be complementary to the second connector and an opening, wherein:
the first circuit board and the second circuit board are embodied to be detachably connectable with each other,
the second connector and the third connector are disposed such that they couple with each other when the first circuit board is connected to the second circuit board,
the first circuit board is embodied to pass energy and data signals from the first connector to the third connector via the second connector when the first circuit board is connected to the second circuit board, and
the opening is embodied to permit access to the first connector when the first circuit board is connected to the second circuit board.