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Streamlining maintenance procedures

01 June 2010

AMS Suite: Intelligent Device Manager v11 extends Emerson Process Management’s asset management leadership by adding Profibus DP v1 asset support when used with the DeltaV digital automation system.

Enhancements extend predictive diagnostic management
Enhancements extend predictive diagnostic management

AMS Device Manager v11, a key component of the PlantWeb digital plant architecture, will help users streamline maintenance procedures by providing a single application for managing all field devices using Hart, Foundation fieldbus, Profibus DP, and IEC 62591 (WirelessHart) communications. By having a central point to actively manage all asset information, users can take better advantage of predictive diagnostics to ensure equipment reliability and availability.

Adding Profibus DP protocol support provides AMS Device Manager users with an expanded range of assets that are manageable from one application. In addition to instrumentation and valves, users can now communicate with motor starters, motor control centres, drives, and other high value equipment, accessing diagnostics and configurations for more assets than ever before.
Like the previous version, AMS Device Manager v11 delivers significant user experience improvements to operations and maintenance workers in a plant through user-centric interfaces called Device Dashboards. Now including Profibus DP assets, these interfaces deliver clear asset status diagnostics and expert guidance to streamline important and frequently-performed tasks. Maintenance technicians receive more in-depth information to solve device issues.

AMS Device Manager v11 also expands its support to the DeltaV v11 release, including the S-series hardware, CHARMs I/O cards, redundant wireless, and native wireless I/O cards. The DeltaV v11 release features "I/O on demand" to help users eliminate work, reduce project costs and increase operational flexibility.

Users of Emerson's Guardian and Foundation Support will now benefit from the incorporation of AMS Device Manager system details into the Guardian application. Guardian enables users to receive support content that is matched to their individual system. Customised content includes knowledge base articles, Microsoft updates, system updates, and open support calls. Guardian users extract the most performance from their system with the lowest life-cycle cost and maximum process availability. Guardian is available for the DeltaV digital automation system, Ovation expert control system, and standalone AMS Suite users.

"With the addition of Profibus DP support to AMS Suite, Emerson expands the scope of the industry’s most comprehensive asset management package," said Craig Llewellyn, president of Emerson Process Management’s Asset Optimisation business. "The broad capabilities delivered with a focus on ease of use, ensure users experience the full potential of their asset management solution. By expanding the scope of predictive capabilities to help prevent unexpected downtime, we enable users to positively impact the financial performance at their facilities."

AMS Device Manager v11 can be used with the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems, and continues to support Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 operating systems. AMS Device Manager v11 includes new versions of popular SNAP-ON applications, including AMS Wireless, AMS ValveLink, and QuickCheck.

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