Pepperl+Fuchs (www.pepperl-fuchs.com) has announced the release of its latest version of Advanced Diagnostic Module DTM software. The Advanced Diagnostic Modules or ADM check the quality of fieldbus communication for PROFIBUS PA networks and FOUNDATION fieldbus H1.
The Diagnostic Manager software offers a number of updates that speed up fieldbus commissioning and omit the guesswork of troubleshooting for ADM users. The software tool translates the data provided by ADM into actionable information. This diagnostic manager software has the capability to run on a server placed directly in the control room, turning the entire fieldbus infrastructure to an open book that can be read even with no expert knowledge.
“The most significant improvement to the new Diagnostic Manager is a built-in expert system that automatically learns the communications behavior of a segment during commissioning and over time, and is able to intelligently diagnose any situation based on past experience,” said Brian Traczyk, product manager of Pepperl+Fuchs.
“As a result users are provided with specific warnings as soon as the software detects any condition that might lead to a critical situation. Warnings are complemented by incident-related information in clear text that points to possible causes and recommends remedies.”
With this product, field technicians gain helpful information and will know what should be done before arriving on the site. They do not have to face the time-consuming task of looking for the cause of a problem. Thus, the time spent on troubleshooting is minimized, plant closure can be avoided, and the complete system’s availability is considerably improved.