Integrate your smart field devices with plant asset management applications to unlock their full potential
With the development of Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT, the production landscape is rapidly evolving, prompting plant managers to embrace new industrial applications and technologies for efficient plant operations. Digital Plant Asset Management (PAM) solutions cover a wide range of functionalities, including condition monitoring, data analysis, predictive maintenance, asset configuration, asset health and performance monitoring, field device diagnosis, and much more. These functionalities offer convenient ways for plant managers to streamline operations and maximize plant efficiency.
To unlock the operational efficiencies and full potential of PAM solutions, it is vital to establish a seamless data flow between plant assets from field devices to PAM applications. This applies to applications running permanently, often deployed on a central platform. It also applies to applications requiring temporary and mobile field device connectivity, for example for commissioning and maintenance. Besides, most plants feature a mix of devices from different vendors. Hence, the integration of 3rd party components into a single plant asset management solution is a critical factor in most real-world projects.
Softing Industrial develops and markets innovative connectivity products which integrate field devices with plant asset management systems. Our products support industry-leading platforms and solutions such as Emerson’s AMS Device Manager, Endress + Hauser’s FieldCare, or PACTware. Our products help to integrate 3rd party devices, so that, for example, HART devices connected to an Allen-Bradley PLC can be managed with AMS Device Manager. The installation and operation of Softing’s connectivity products does not require any changes to the existing automation network and its configuration.
In addition to HART-IP and FDT/DTM, our connectivity products also support MQTT and OPC UA for communication with software applications and IoT platforms. This enables seamless and secure integration of field device data with many modern and innovative Industrial IoT solutions based on open architectures and IT standards.
PLC independent access to field device data for asset management and asset monitoring applications.
Support for Profibus and HART devices, permanent installation.
Bluetooth and USB interfaces for field device commissioning, parameterization and maintenance.
Support for HART, FOUNDATION Fieldbus and PROFIBUS PA devices, mobile operation.