FieldMate Device Management Tool Runs on Tablets

Feb. 6, 2017
Field devices on multiple networks can be managed with a compact handheld computer.

Yokogawa’s FieldMate multilingual device management tool supports EDDL and FDT® device integration concepts, letting users configure, maintain, and manage all field devices using a tablet computer. FieldMate features integrated communication paths for process automation protocols such as HART, FOUNDATION fieldbus, PROFIBUS, Modbus, ISA100.11a wireless, and Yokogawa’s proprietary BRAIN protocol.

With a user interface designed for tablet computers, FieldMate is the ideal tool for device patrol and maintenance tasks. FieldMate R3.02 enhancements include the dedicated buttons on the home screen that quickly launch frequently performed tasks such as zero point adjustment and input loop checking. Furthermore, device parameters can be saved in a database for comparison of current and previous values to simplify the verification of changes made by field maintenance staff.

FieldMate automatically scans the bus and lists the devices found, also providing their status and basic device parameters. From there, users can intuitively navigate to device details such as diagnostics, configuration parameters, maintenance information, etc. An audit trail function is one of many standard features. Other protocols are handled through setting up FDT projects using the appropriate communication DTMs. FieldMate is compliant with both FDT 2.0 and FDT 1.2.x DTM’s.

The FieldMate “One tool for all” concept allows users to efficiently configure, maintain, and manage all field devices no matter the make or protocol used to communicate, helping trim operational expenditures. FieldMate synchronises seamlessly with Yokogawa’s PRM (Plant Asset Management) tool to provide a clear path to asset excellence.

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