Enhanced Profibus Device Type Manager

Enhanced Profibus Device Type Manager

30/11/2009

In response to customers’ requirements, Rotork is releasing a new Profibus Device Type Manager (DTM), for the enhancement of commissioning and asset management across a wide range of actuators in the Rotork range, including IQ, CVA, ROMpak and Skilmatic EH.

The Rotork Profibus DTM works with Field Device Tool (FDT) Technology to provide customers with a standard interface, independent of the communication protocol and the software environment of either the device or host system.  End users have a single point to access and manage data from multiple networks using different protocols and containing equipment from multiple vendors.

Rotork is a member of the FDT Group and is committed to continually improving and developing the capabilities of this technology to provide customers with the latest capabilities.  This is demonstrated by the release of an updated DTM with significantly improved features.

Rotork has invested in interoperability testing with manufacturers including Honeywell, Endress+Hauser, Ifak, M&M Software, the Phoenix Contact Group and Yokogawa to ensure optimum operation in a wide variety of applications.

In addition to configuration, parameterisation and graphing for all supported actuator types, the enhanced DTM detects when it is connected to the latest generation of IQPro Profibus actuators.  It then automatically displays the extended actuator configuration data and allows for the downloading of logged data and EEPROM configuration.

Future plans include development of Foundation Fieldbus and HART device DTMs to complement the existing Profibus DTM which is now available.The new DTM can be downloaded from the Rotork website, in the Profibus literature section:https://www.rotork.com/en/products-and-services/control-networks/profibus/profibus-literature