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FieldCare

Source: Endress+Hauser, Inc.

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FieldCare is Endress+Hauser's FDT based Plant Asset Management Tool that provides a range of functionality from device parametrization to engineered Condition Monitoring solutions.

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FieldCare is Endress+Hauser's FDT based Plant Asset Management Tool that provides a range of functionality from device parametrization to engineered Condition Monitoring solutions. It can configure all intelligent field devices in your plant and supports you in managing them. By using status information, it also provides a simple but effective means of checking their health.

Features

  • Operates all Endress+Hauser devices
  • Supports HART®, PROFIBUS® and FOUNDATION fieldbus™ protocols
  • Supplied with complete library of certified DTMs for
  • Endress+Hauser devices
  • Has integrated CommDTMs and drivers
  • Automatically scans for devices
  • Is the first FDT frame application to be certified by the FDT Group
  • Languages EN, DE, FR, ES, IT, CH, JP
  • Supports Windows XP®, Windows Vista®, Windows Server 2003® and Windows 7®

 

New in FieldCare
FieldCare 2.08.01 supports Windows 7® SP1

FieldCare 2.08.01 supports additionaly to FieldCare 2.08.00 Windows 7® Service Pack 1.

FieldCare 2.08.00 supports Windows 7®
FieldCare supports Windows 7®. It includes all components which are distributed on the FieldCare DVD namely the FieldCare FDT Frame, the DTMs, the commDTMs and the according drivers.

The supported Windows 7® versions are: Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise. As well 32 bits as 64 bits architecture running with the above Windows 7® versions are supported.

Go to Technical data and check that the following hardware and software requirements are fulfilled before you start the installation.

FieldCare 2.08.00 integration with W@M Enterprise 03.03

W@M connectivity comes with the basic PAM license, but must be activated before use. It allows the Endress+Hauser W@M Internet portal to be opened from a device node in the Network View or connects to a locally installed W@M Enterprise application.

FieldCare is available as a modular configuration tool upgradeable up to a Plant Asset Management solution. In 2010, FieldCare was delivered with more than 120,000 Endress+Hauser devices. They are actually more than 9000 sold FieldCare licenses worldwide.

Features

  • Manufacturing history of selected device
  • Original calibration
  • Device documentation, drawings etc.
  • Product availability and replacements
  • Spare part finder
  • Service and repair information

 

For users with a W@M account:

  • Mapping of plant complete with measuring point tags
  • Storage of configurations, documents etc. also for 3rd party devices
  • Comparison of configurations

 

Device Configuration History
As of FieldCare version 2.08.00, off and online device configurations can be uploaded to a W@M Enterprise application, providing a historical record of device settings.

Should a device be replaced by another with a different firmware version, it is possible to compare the current settings (and parameters) with those of the previous device. The user needs only click on the device node in the network view and select the compare function. Differences in parameters and settings are then highlighted in red.

FieldCare Device Setup
FieldCare Device Setup is the common device configuration tool for Endress+Hauser instruments and third-party devices with the corresponding DTM. It migrate the well known Endress+Hauser "ToF Tool - Fieldtool Package". FieldCare Device Setup is free of charge and can be downloaded under FieldCare Download.

FieldCare Device Setup offers:

  • Software-Package for the complete configuration and commissioning of Endress+Hauser and third-party devices based on DTM technology
  • Support all field bus protocols as there are HART®, PROFIBUS® and FOUNDATION fieldbus™
  • Support Endress+Hauser service protocol to access our instruments field bus independent
  • Support third-party DTMs
  • Includes HART® Generic and Profile DTMs
  • Includes CommDTMs for HART®, PROFIBUS®, FOUNDATION fieldbus™, Service Interface, DP/PA link, Multiplexer and Gateways for remote service
  • Seamless upgradable

 

FieldCare Plant Asset Management
In addition to the FieldCare Device Setup features, FieldCare PAM licence offers enhanced capability.

Plant-wide access
A PAM license extends FieldCare capabilities beyond those of Device Setup, providing a scalable solution that can be tailored to user requirements.

Features

  • Operates all devices with native DTM
  • Operates all registered HART and FOUNDATION fieldbus devices via iDTM (option)
  • Protection against unauthorized access
  • Document management in interactive plant view
  • Device reports
  • Condition monitoring (option)
  • W@M connectivity
  • Update service (option)
  • All round support

 

User Management
Access to plant information is controlled by user name and password. Users are assigned specific access rights, e.g. viewing only, full configuration rights, etc.

Document Management
FieldCare Plant View allows the plant network to be mapped and documents to be stored at each of the nodes.

Condition Monitoring extension
The optional Condition Monitoring module extracts information from selected devices and alerts users of a tendency towards failure. Since Condition Monitoring combines operating and instrument knowhow, it is always engineered together with potential users expressly for their needs.

Features

  • Viewable from any computer via Web Browser
  • Alerts via e-mail, ODBC server or mobile
  • Diagnosis in conformance with NAMUR NE107
  • Advanced warning of tendency to failure
  • Additional information to enable informed decision making
  • Field reports of specific plant areas or cells
  • Historical device reports with time stamp and status
  • Configurable to the requirements of the use

 

Proof of Function
Condition Monitoring can also be used to prove functionality. Many Liquiphants are used in overspill protection applications where regular functional tests are required by company regulations or national law. By monitoring the operating frequency range, the user can not only provide proof of function without interruption of the process for mechanical tests, but also receives advanced warning of any corrosion or build-up on the forks.

Evidence is provided in the form of printable trend analyses or device reports.

FieldCare iDTM-FOUNDATION fieldbus extension

  • Operates 3rd party FOUNDATION fieldbus™ devices without DTM in FieldCare, the FDT-based Plant Asset Management System of Endress+Hauser
  • Contains more than 400 registered FOUNDATION fieldbus™ devices from about 80 device manufacturers
  • Uses Nested Communication in a plant
  • Combines both device integration technologies FDT/DTM and EDDL in one solution

 

FieldCare iDTM-HART extension

  • Operates 3rd party HART® devices without DTM in FieldCare, the FDT-based Plant Asset Management System of Endress+Hauser
  • Contains more than 600 registered HART® EDDs from about 90 device manufacturers
  • Uses Nested Communication in a plant
  • Combines both device integration technologies FDT/DTM and EDDL in one solution

 

FieldCare certified by the FDT Group
Not only has the latest version of FieldCare become the first FDT frame to pass the FDT Group's conformance test, it also provides comprehensive FOUNDATION fieldbus support.

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