- May 26, 2010
- Emerson Automation Solutions
May 26, 2010 AMS Suite: Intelligent Device Manager v11 extends Emerson Process Managements asset management by adding PROFIBUS DP v1 asset support when used with the DeltaV digital automation system. 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 better leverage predictive diagnostics to ensure equipment reliability and availability.Adding PROFIBUS DP protocol support provides AMS Device Manager users with an expanded range of assets manageable from one application. In addition to instrumentation and valves, users can now communicate with motor starters, motor control centers, drives, and other high value equipment as well, 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. Customized 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 industrys most comprehensive asset management package, said Craig Llewellyn, president of Emerson Process Managements Asset Optimization 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. About Emerson Process ManagementEmerson Process Management, an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb, Syncade, DeltaV, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Daniel, Ovation, and AMS Suite.About EmersonEmerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. PlantWeb, DeltaV, Ovation, SNAP-ON, and AMS are marks of one of the Emerson Process Management companies. HART and WirelessHART are marks of the HART Communication Foundation.