Emerson Expands AMS Software To Communicate With HART Field Devices Over PROFIBUS Network
New interface increases openness and range of applications for de factostandard AMS softwareAUSTIN, TEXAS (May 19, 2003) - Emerson Process Management has jointlydeveloped with Trebing & Himstedt (T&H) the ability to communicate withHART(R) devices over a PROFIBUS network, making the functionality of AMSpredictive maintenance software available to a wider range of applications.The extended abilities build on AMS's position as the de facto standard forfield device software, as acknowledged by ARC (Strategies Report Feb 2001).Customers using HART instruments and valves with remote I/O systems on theirPROFIBUS networks now have the ability to use the diagnostics from the HARTcommunication protocol and AMS software to configure, calibrate, anddiagnose faults for improved plant availability and performance.The intelligent field devices are connected to a remote I/O system whichcommunicates with T&H's software interface via the PROFIBUS network andPROFIBUS Gateway hardware. The intelligence from the HART devices istransmitted to AMS through this hardware and software. Additionally, T&H'sPROFIBUS Scope allows customers to configure the PROFIBUS network and can beaccessed directly from within AMS.AMS offers remote access through OPC and AMS Web, an Internet Explorer basedapplication. AMS can interface to CMMS and ERP solutions, using WebServices or OPC, enabling users to take full advantage of field deviceinformation in management decision-making processes.As part of their ongoing commitment to openness, Emerson actively supportsthe efforts of all manufacturers of field devices by making available thetools to fully integrate their devices and advanced diagnostics capabilities into AMS. In this way, Emerson provides added value to AMS users.About Emerson Process ManagementEmerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing anddistribution in the chemical, oil and gas, pulp & paper, power, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, and project management, and maintenance services.Its brands include AMS, PlantWeb(R), Fisher(R), Micro Motion(R), Rosemount(R), DeltaV(TM), Ovation(R), MDC, and CSI.About EmersonEmerson (www.gotoemerson.com) is a global leader in bringing technology andengineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in process control; electronics and telecommunications; industrial automation; heating, ventilating and air conditioning; and appliance and tools. Sales in fiscal 2002 were $13.8 billion.About Trebing & HimstedtTrebing & Himstedt Prozessautomation GmbH & Co. KG (www.t-h.de) have beenactive in the sectors of industrial communication and automation since1992. The activities of Trebing & Himstedt are subdivided into the Products and Engineering Divisions. The Products Division develops softwaresolutions and hardware components for industrial communication. TheEngineering Division designs and implements turn-key production and processengineering equipment for industrial plants throughout the world. The projects carried out so far have been characterized by state-of-the-art software and industrial-strength networks and system integration components.PlantWeb, Fisher, Rosemount, Micro Motion, DeltaV and Ovation are marks ofEmerson Process Management. Other marks are the property of their respective owners. CONTACT: Cindy Wheatley, Emerson Process Management, Asset Optimization Division 1 (952) 828-3180, Cindy.Wheatley@EmersonProcess.comPeter Dossing, Emerson Process Management1 (512) 832-3162, Peter.Dossing@EmersonProcess.com
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