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DTM Library

Extended Field Device Access for Plant Asset Management Applications (FDT/DTM)

The DTM Library provides central access to PROFIBUS DP, PROFIBUS PA and HART field devices for plant asset management applications. The library also includes Communication Device Type Managers (CommDTMs) for the Siemens components DP/PA Link, ET 200M and ET 200iSP. Combined with TH LINK PROFIBUS, the solution can additionally be used to monitor the PROFIBUS network.

Successor product: smartLink DP


Increased Efficiency Through Use of Plant Asset Management Applications

  • Fast plant commissioning, fast replacement of defective devices
  • Simple remote device parameterization
  • Central management of all device parameters
  • Comprehensive monitoring of process-critical devices
  • Automatic creation of plant documentation

Standardized FDT/DTM-Compliant Architecture

  • Communication with field devices via PROFIBUS DP, PROFIBUS PA and HART
  • CommDTMs for access to Siemens components DP/PA Link, ET 200M, ET 200iSP
  • Flexible integration into most common plant asset management applications (such as Endress+Hauser  FieldCare, Emerson AMS Suite, Yokogawa Fieldmate, PACTware)

Additional Benefit From Integrated PROFIBUS Monitoring

  • Use of TH LINK PROFIBUS for simultaneous PROFIBUS diagnostics
  • Threshold monitoring for frame retries
  • Statistics for optimization of the network configuration
  • Easy detection of missing terminating resistors

Flexible, Expandable Complete Solution

  • Getting started with plant asset management, e.g. using PACTware, with possibility of later adding further asset management applications
  • TH LINK PROFIBUS optionally expandable by TH SCOPE diagnostics software

Order Information

Scope of Delivery 
SoftwareDTM Library (by download)
Comprising CommDTM PROFIBUS DP-V1, CommDTM Siemens DP/PA Link, CommDTM Siemens ET 200M, CommDTM
Siemens ET 200iSP
CommDTMs can be used individually
DocumentationInstallation Guide, User Manuals for all CommDTMs, Release Note (by download)
Order Numbers 
LRA-NN-021980DTM Library
Additional Products and Services
GEA-JN-003006TH LINK PROFIBUS, CommDTM available via DTM Library
PB-USBPBpro USB, including CommDTM
DEL-NN-012311PBpro ETH, single-channel (different versions), including CommDTM
PB-PRO1-PCI / PB-PRO1-PCI/LP1PBpro PCI Master/Slave, single-channel, including CommDTM
PB-PRO1-PCIE / PB-PRO1-PCIE/LP1PBpro PCI Express Master/Slave, single-channel (different versions), including CommDTM
PB-PRO1-CPCIPBpro PROFIBUS CompactPCI interface card, including CommDTM
PB-PRO1-PC104+PBpro PC/104plus card (different versions), including CommDTM
PB-PC104-MSPROFI104 Master/Slave (different versions), including CommDTM
GLA-EK-024102FG-200, including CommDTM


Case Studies

Rhein Chemie

Industry: Process

Application: Field Device Configuration, PROFIBUS diagnostics


Benefit: Preventative maintenance, Efficient parameterization of field devices


Softing Industrial


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