Smart Device Interoperability Hiked

Thursday, January 6, 2011 @ 05:01 PM gHale

Honeywell’s Field Device Manager (FDM), widely used to command and control field instruments throughout industrial facilities, now supports Foundation Fieldbus advanced diagnostics and maintenance.

This new support allows plants to take greater advantage of open systems benefits and improve overall reliability by managing a wider range of smart instruments.

FDM R410 is one of the major enhancements to Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) R400, which helps process manufacturers more easily and cost effectively manage their automation and control systems in the face of constantly evolving technology.

Experion features such as easier installation and migration capabilities, virtualization technology and extended support life allow facilities to focus on leveraging open systems benefits instead of managing the challenges with systems themselves.

FDM R410 uses Device Type Manager technology to manage HART, PROFIBUS and Fieldbus smart instruments. It provides time-saving capabilities for plant instrument engineers, technicians and maintenance personnel. By centralizing remote access to all instrumentation throughout the plant, it simplifies and reduces configuration and diagnosis effort.

The technology also saves configuration time by automatically detecting smart devices and adding them to its database. Information from connected Fieldbus, HART or PROFIBUS devices can then establish device records and automatically assign the proper templates. This eliminates any need to pre-build the instrument database.

Click here for more information on the FDM R410.

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