Find Out How Endress+Hauser Makes Your Plant Intelligent

January 17, 2019

Endress+Hauser made the step of building the bridge between the plant’s field and the enterprise intelligence on any level. With Endress+Hauser’s new Field Xpert version 1.3 including the IIoT connectivity “Library”, making a plant intelligent has become as easy as enabling your smartphone’s cloud storage.

Endress+Hauser’s Field Xpert is a PC/Tablet based universal device configuration tool that lets users perform mobile and intuitive asset management in hazardous and non-hazardous areas. It is suitable for commissioning and maintenance staff to manage field instruments with a digital communication interface and to record progress. This tablet PC is designed as a complete solution that comes with pre-installed driver libraries.

It supports protocols such as HART, PROFIBUS DP/PA, FOUNDATION Fieldbus, Modbus, and Endress+Hauser service protocols (CDI, ISS, IPC and PCP).

Field Xpert incorporates the open FDT technology standard and is compliant with FDT/DTMs. Many DTMs are included with the Field Xpert tool and get updated automatically. If any additional third party DTM is required, it can easily be integrated in few easy steps.

Key features:

  • Fast single click connection to devices with smart hardware detection.
  • Integrated Heartbeat Verification including PDF documentation.
  • Automatic file and document storage to their digital asset twins in “Library”.

During the complete life cycle of a device, you generate plenty of files and documents that are relevant to your production and certification processes. The powerful Field Xpert add-on “Library” saves and organizes your working files and documents making everything safe, up to date and available everywhere at any time.

It is super easy. Like the iPhone works with iCloud, the only thing you need to do is connect your Field Xpert tablet with “Library” and it will start organizing all your working files and digital asset twins.

With its IIoT Eco-system, Endress+Hauser is showing how FDT standardized field device management tools easily empower the connected industry.

The Industry 4.0 is no longer the future. It is reality and it starts now with Field Xpert.

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Article contributed by: Nicolas Mangold; Endress+Hauser Process Solutions AG 

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