Posts Tagged ‘Interoperability’

Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things

Posted in Industrial IoT on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015. No comments yet
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One only has to do a Google News search on the Industrial Internet of Things to see all the happenings around this convergence of digital intelligence, communications, sensing and control. Another term coming from a European perspective, Industry 4.0 is a: …collective term for technologies and concepts of value chain organization.[1] Based on the technological […]

Field Device Integration for Smart Field Devices

Posted in Asset Management on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014. 3 comments so far
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Smart field devices based on HART, Foundation fieldbus, and Profibus had standards-based files to integrate them with control and asset management systems. The file types, EDD and DTM were not compatible with one another causing process manufacturers and automation suppliers to grapple with both. Field Device Integration (FDI) provides a common approach for managing information […]

Integrated Power in Foundation Fieldbus Card Streamlines Projects

Posted in Control & Safety Systems on Monday, March 18th, 2013. No comments yet
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In a post last week announcing an update to the Foundation Fieldbus Segment Design Tool, and another post highlighting its availability to members of the DeltaV LinkedIn group, Emerson’s Jonas Berge shared some excellent thoughts that I wanted to pass along to you. You may recall Jonas from numerous posts over the years. In the […]

Update and History of Field Device Integration (FDI) Effort

Posted in Asset Management on Friday, March 15th, 2013. No comments yet
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Standards are an essential part of technology advancement. They provide a way for users to choose from multiple suppliers, and suppliers to create solutions with multiple suppliers’ technologies. In areas where competing standards emerge, it’s great when a path to a unified standard emerges. Such is the case with smart instrumentation device integration. The Field […]

Updated Foundation Fieldbus Segment Design Tool

Posted in Control & Safety Systems on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013. One comment so far
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The diagnostics available in smart instrumentation can help to improve process efficiency, reduce unplanned downtime, reduce maintenance costs, and more. I received word that a valuable tool, the Foundation Fieldbus Segment Design Tool, has been updated to help in the upfront engineering process. The tool is specifically designed to provide a general guide for reducing […]