SIMATIC PDM Maintenance Station
Plant asset management for smart field devices
Field devices are the eyes and ears of automation. A temperature, flow or pressure sensor failure can quickly lead to a plant malfunction. With the SIMATIC PDM Maintenance Station, Siemens offers the right solution to efficiently monitor the condition of smart field devices independently of your automation or control system. You benefit from a future-oriented product continually under advanced development and based on NAMUR recommendations NE105, 107 and 129.
Plant asset management for smart field devices
SIMATIC PDM Maintenance Station V3.0 now offers data collection, analysis and processing in the cloud. Supporting various communication types and gateways between bus systems, such as Ethernet, PROFINET, PROFIBUS DP/PA and HART, the SIMATIC PDM Maintenance Station offers flexible solutions for your digitalization needs.
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Data evaluation from any location, at any time
As digitalization advances, there is an increasing need to collect data from the entire production plant, and to evaluate the data in management or cloud-based systems – and all this easily and economically. Field devices are also becoming smarter, i.e. providing increasing amounts of information for process control and transfer to other components in the network via bus systems.
Highlights at a Glance
- Specially designed for the monitoring, data collection, diagnostics and managment of smart field devices
- Possibility of cyclic data collection and data forwarding for cloud-based analysis independent of the automation systems used
Compact, flexible and expandable
Several maintenance stations per project possible
Supports a wide range of communication types and gateways between bus systems such as Ethernet, PROFINET, PROFIBUS DP/PA and HART
Parameter assignment and detailed diagnostics performed via the integrated SIMATIC PDM
Valve Monitoring Application
With the Valve Monitoring Application, plant data is available to reduce plant down time and operating costs.
- Extensive control and diagnostics options
- Fast and predictive determination of valve maintenance requirements
- Information transmitted to PDM Maintenance Station
SIMATIC PDM MS is the universal maintenance station for smart field devices. SIMATIC PDM MS provides various functionalities:
Field device diagnostics
Field device management
SIMATIC PDM (Process Device Manager) forms the basis for the data collection and condition detection of the intelligent field devices in the maintenance station.
System functions from SIMATIC PDM MS can be applied to any field device, regardless of manufacturer and type. This makes it possible to:
Obtain overviews on device conditions
Archive parameter data
Connect mailing/paging systems
Generate service progress lists
Synchronize parameter data
Transmit condition, diagnostic and parameter assignment data to EAM or CM systems
Makes your business decisions easier
The more production data available and usefully evaluated, the easier it is to make business decisions. We cyclically read out every device described per EDD/DD/FDI and bring the data into the cloud. The system utilizes a standardized XML data interface for the data provision and transfer.
Automatic data collection and diagnostics
Easy data evaluation
Effective device management
Clear presentation of the device diagnostics
Support for servicing, commissioning and loop checks (measurement circuit test)
Relies on international standards and increases your scope of action
Standardized DD/EDD/FDI description technologies enable integration of field devices of various manufacturers and types. SIMATIC PDM MS uses international standards and specifications for data collection (NAMUR, PI and FCG) and is also compatible with well-known communication protocols, including PROFINET, PROFIBUS DP/PA and HART, ensuring a high degree of flexibility for the service and maintenance of your field devices.
Free selection and integration of field devices
Unlimited number of field devices through the use of multiple maintenance stations (scalability)
Uniform notification concept for all field devices, regardless of type and manufacturer
Easy and familiar operation as a product of the SIMATIC PCS 7 product family
SIMATIC PDM MS is a compilation of hardware and software components from the SIMATIC PCS 7 and the SIMATIC PCS 7 Maintenance Station product family. As a SIMATIC PCS 7 user, you benefit from a familiar tool landscape and uniform functions.
Same look and feel for all MS stations; use of the same tools within the product family
Superior usability for all field devices thanks to a consistent look and feel
Minimized training effort due to uniform operation and management
Convenient availability of SIMATIC PCS 7 support
As a single station, the SIMATIC PDM MS consists of hardware – a pre-installed SIMATIC IPC 427E Microbox PC – as well as software and function licenses. Using TAG licenses, the number of field devices can be adapted up to a maximum of 500 per station and further increased by using multiple stations.
SIMATIC PDM MS utilizes the functions of the proven, SIMATIC PDM (Process Device Manager), a universal, non-proprietary tool. SIMATIC PDM can be used for the configuration, parameter assignment, commissioning and monitoring of smart field devices and provides diagnostic, condition and parameter data to SIMATIC PDM MS.
In the maintenance station, the information from SIMATIC PDM can be presented and used in many ways with features such as overview/work progress lists, overview/segment/detail screens, status reports, parameter data archiving and global/device-specific message lists, as well as cyclic functions for reading and exporting field device information.
Innovative hardware platform
Product bundle: start up and go
Support from a single source
Engineering of SIMATIC PDM MS
SIMATIC PDM MS is connected directly to the plant bus in production plants with SIMATIC automation stations. It communicates via the automation stations with the field devices of the underlying fieldbus systems. Even if it is not integrated into a SIMATIC PCS 7 project, it can utilize the existing infrastructure of a SIMATIC S7/PCS 7 project. A separate network to the field devices can also be set up, when direct access is not possible.
Digitalization Apps for the Chemical Industry
SIMATIC PDM MS is the first choice when it comes to the service and maintenance of intelligent field devices, and can be used in a wide range of process industries including the chemical, pharmaceutical and water/wastewater sectors. Thanks to its independence from automation systems and its capability as a stand-alone maintenance station, SIMATIC PDM MS also benefits manufacturing industries such as automotive and automation/SCADA.
The PDM Maintenance Station:
Can be used as a stand-alone system independent of the automation or control system
Is designed for small to medium-sized projects (up to 500 field devices)
Can be used in multiples for plant sections or field device groups in larger plants
Can monitor all field devices that are integrated into the device description library of SIMATIC PDM. They are integrated using device description files (DD/EDD technology) or device description packages (FDI technology)
SIMATIC Process Device Manager (PDM) is a universal cross-manufacturer tool for configuration, parameter assignment, commissioning, diagnostics, and maintenance of intelligent process devices and automation components. More than 4,500 devices of over 200 different manufactuers can be commissioned, parametrized, or serviced using a single program with a uniform user interface.
With SIMATIC PDM, you can use one software program to configure a number of field devices by different manufacturers using a single user interface. Process device data can be easily set, changed, checked for plausibility, managed and simulated. In addition, you can monitor selected process values, alarms and status signals of devices online.
SIMATIC PDM Version 9.0 is now available and enables you to cut commissioning and service times significantly in your plant. Version 9.0 offers excellent flexibility and plant availability by means of plant-wide access to all field devices with secure server-client communication.
How can we help you?
Whether you need to measure pressure, temperature, flow, level or weight, Siemens has best-in-class instruments to suit the unique needs of your plant or application - along with a global network of technical support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our high-performance and cost-efficient range of industrial solutions also includes devices for valve positioning, process protection, recording, controlling, communication and more.