FieldMate is one tool for all, regardless of communication protocols and can be easily aligned with other manufacturers’ products. This portable computer-based configuration and management software tool performs numerous tasks, including device interface, database, verification, and input loop check support.
FieldMate incorporates the open field device tool/device type manager (FDT/DTM) standard and is compliant with DTMs per the FDT 1.2 and FDT 2.0. FieldMate supports built-in DTMs, deciphering the existing Device Description (DD) instantaneously for other vendors’ devices that do not have DTMs available.
FieldMate supports the following communication protocols:
-FOUNDATION™ fieldbus H1
FieldMate enables instant device recognition upon connection and quicker device configuration. To set a function used most frequently to the top screen and to increase productivity of work with easy operation.
Device parameter can be exported by text, HTML, Excel format, and customized format by Word or Excel.
Displaying the message and precaution for the maintenance work together with memo or image is useful for preventing the generation of errors in the maintenance work.
Saving the operation log and performing the filter and full-text searching function for maintenance and troubleshooting.
Both of FDT1.x and FDT2 DTMs can be worked on the FieldMate, and the latest device DTMs which are enhanced functionalities are available.
Displays the current status of the field device including errors, warnings and good status. Device Viewer.
Device parameters can be easily configured.
Parameter Manager: FOUNDATION fieldbus H1, HART
The Parameter Manager is a simple parameter viewing window, in which adjustment and field device replacement can easily be performed.
DD Menu: FOUNDATION fieldbus H1
The existing Fieldbus DD is utilized to enable function block configuration.
DTM Works: BRAIN, FOUNDATION fieldbus H1, HART, PROFIBUS, ISA100.11a
The DTM Works provides not only configuration, but easy setup, calibration, simulation wizards etc. as defined by the device vendors' DTM.
It will make device maintenance and engineering work speedy especially when the existing transmitters need to be converted to HART EJA and EJX series. Plus, transmitter HART5 to HART7 conversion is also incorporated.
Configuration and confirmation of device alarms conforming to NE107 Field Diagnostics can be implemented intuitively on the graphical display.
The FlowNavigator is a software package which offers a flow configuration wizard to help users easily configure the mass flow parameters of the EJX Multivariable Transmitter or the digitalYEWFLO Vortex Flow Meter.
The ADMAG Total Insight (TI) Verification Tool provides diagnosis, reporting and data management for the health check of AXG or AXW Total Insight Series magnetic flow meters with HART protocol.
The dedicated screen is prepared for the new 4-Wire Converter FLXA402 and the SENCOM™ Smart adapter SA11.
The AXF Verification Tool is an option available on FieldMate Advance for HART AXF magnetic flow meters. Verify the health of the meter, print reports, and store device maintenance information without removing the flow meter from its process.
This option enables FieldMate to validate the connection between the N-IO and field devices without CENTUM field control station (FCS)/ProSafe-RS safety control station (SCS) and communicate with field devices via N-IO node.
The CA700 pressure calibrator guides calibration work and provides efficient calibration by monitoring the pressure value and the current value in real time. In conjunction with FieldMate Advance, values are automatically recorded and, a calibration report is generated.
Synchronize information between FieldMate and PRM to make best use of PRM as a master database. Bi-directional file transfer operation is supported.
(1)Software Operating Environment
|OS *1||Windows 10 Pro, Home 32bit/64bit (version 1709, version 1803)
Windows 7 Professional, Home Premium 32bit/64bit SP1 or later
|OS Language *2||English, Japanese, Chinese (simplified), German, French, Russian|
*1:FieldMate Validator is supported with Windows 10 Pro 64bit and Windows 7 Professional 64bit.
*2:FieldMate Validator is supported with an English OS and a Japanese OS.
(2)Hardware Operating Environment
|Windows 10||Windows 7|
|CPU||1gigahertz(GHz) or faster processor|
|Main Memory||2GB or more|
|Hard disk space||4GB or more|
|DVD-ROM Drive||Windows 10 compatible||Windows 7 compatible|
|Display||1024×768 or better resolution
Windows 10 compatible
|1024×768 or better resolution
Windows 7 compatible
|Windows 10||Windows 7|
|BRAIN/HART||Interface||One USB port USB2.0 standard|
|Modem||USB FieldMate Modem: BRAIN/HART (Yokogawa Option)|
fieldbus H1 *1
|Interface||One PCMCIA card slot|
|Interface board||NI PCMCIA-FBUS Series 2 (National Instruments)|
|Driver||PCMCIA-FBUS Series 2 (National Instruments)|
fieldbus H1 *1
|Interface||One USB port USB2.0 standard|
|National Instruments NI USB-8486|
|Driver||NI-FBUS Communications Manager 15.0 or later|
|PROFIBUS||Interface||One USB port USB2.0 standard|
|Interface card & commDTM||PROFIusb and PROFIdtm (Softing)
PBpro USB and PROFIdtm (Softing)
PROFIdtm DPV1 V2.20 or later
|DP/PA coupler||KFD2-BR-A.PA.93 (Pepperl+Fuchs)
6ES7 157-0AC80-0XA (SIEMENS)
|Modem||VIATOR Bluetooth Interface: Model 010041 (MACTek) *2
USB: Model 010031
|ISA100.11a *3||Interface||One USB port USB2.0 standard|
|Modem||Infrared Adapter: ACT-IR224UN-LN96-LE 9600bps (ACTiSYS) *4|
|Driver||Version 1.5.0 / Version 1.12.0 *6||Version 1.7.0 *7|
|ISA100.11a *5||Interface||One Ethernet port|
|Modbus Serial||Interface||Not supported||One USB port USB2.0 standard|
|Modem||Isolated RS422/485 USB adaptor SP390A-R2(BLACK BOX)|
|Driver||Version 2.0.0 or later|
*1:FieldMate should connect to device under no host system segment in FOUNDATION fieldbus H1.
*2:Microsoft supplied Bluetooth stack is used
*3:ISA100.11a OOB infrared communication
*4:Holder for Infrared Adapter is available (recommended): Gorillamobile Original: GM1 (JOBY, Inc.)
*5:ISA100.11a communication via gateway
*6:Version 1.5.0 driver is used for PL2303 HA/HXA chip and Version 1.12.0 driver is used for PL2303TA chip
*7:Interface recommends to use the driver included OS. Version 1.7.0 driver is used if interface does not work well.
The following shows the compatibility of revision between FieldMate and Device Files, each DTM.
Yokogawa certifies the combinations below.
|Yokogawa Device DTM Library 1.0|
|Yokogawa Device DTM Library 2.0|
|Yokogawa Device DTM Library 3.0|
|Yokogawa Device DTM Library 4.0|
|Yokogawa Device DTM Library 5.0|
|Yokogawa Device DTM Library 6.0|
|Yokogawa Device DTM Library 6.3|
|Yokogawa Device DTM Library 7.0|
|Yokogawa Device DTM Library 7.6|
*1: It shows FieldMate revision.
FieldMate revision is indicated on the included FieldMate Media label, or starting FieldMate, from main menu, "Help" -> "About FieldMate", current revision can be confirmed.
*2: It shows Device Files revision.
Device Files revision is indicated on the included Device Files Media label.
*3: It shows DTM revision.
From Control Panel of your PC, go to "Add or Remove Program", current revision can be confirmed.
Using the latest DTM, the compatible latest FieldMate is requied. (From R1 to R2, version up is subject to fees.)
Excellent operability for high productivity of maintenence work.
FieldMate enables instant device recognition upon connection and quicker device configuration. Current device being worked on moves to the top of the screen for easy access.
Displaying information via the memo or image file is useful to prevent erros during maintenance work.
All parameters are clearly displayed to reduce work time. Parameters are also automatically saved to prevent loss of data.
FieldMate supports multi-vendor devices without using a special dedicated tool. This is done by using the latest open technology FDT/DTM.
Enhanced device management function for maintenance work.
FieldMate automatically registers the device to the database and manages the device information, messages, image files, operation log, device parameter, memo, and document files.
Saving the operation log and performing the filter and full-text seaching function for maintenance and trouleshooting.
Device parameter can be exported as a text file, HTML, or in Excel format. You can even build customized reports using Word or Excel.
FieldMate and PRM (Plant Resource Manager) device data can be synchronized. With the FieldMate data, PRM can manage the device maintenance history, including commissioning and start-up work.
|Q||How can I register as FieldMate user?|
|A||Please refer to the procedure of the link below.
⇒FieldMate User Registration Procedure
|Q||How can I make FieldMate Version Up?|
|A||Please refer to the procedure of the link below.
⇒FieldMate Version Up Procedure
|Q||How can I know about the scaling of CA700 combination function?|
|A||Please refer to the procedure of the link below.
⇒Calibration Support function Supplement Material
Parameter sets of the Green Series controllers are loaded with factory input types including Thermocouples and 100Ω RTDs. Many industrial applications utilize a 10Ω Cu RTD as the temperature sensor of choice. This application note describes the setup and calibration for Green Series controllers for a 10Ω Cu RTD input.
Engineers adjust/configure the field devices during the maintenance, if necessary. FieldMate supports these maintenance works effectively. This web page introduces the Features, Benefits, and usage example.
Users go on the patrol to check the situation in the field and check the device status as needed. If abnormalities are discovered, users record the conditions and install the maintenance tag onto the field devices to alert other users (inspectors). The FieldMate (Field Device Adjustment and Configuration Tool) can serve in these situations where abnormalities occur to take notes and photos of the conditions, allowing for detailed records.
We always make the work completion reports. In the same manner, generally engineers make the reports after completion of the field device installation/configuration/maintenance etc. The FieldMate (Field Device Adjustment and Configuration Tool) can generate these reports for field device parameters (name and values) by only one-touch/click to save the time (it is not necessary to write down the parameter values in the reports manually). These reports also contribute to confirm the parameters values with device status during the trouble, especially.
Engineers replace the field device due to some reason such as its failure. FieldMate (field device adjustment/configuration tool) provides the easy its replacement function (copy the necessary parameter values from old field device to new one).
Valves require the scheduled inspection and maintenance. The FieldMate (Field Device adjustment and configuration Tool) provides the user friendly interface to adjust/configure the valves (positioners). FieldMate supports to check the valve status and to configure their parameter values toward efficient plant operations (especially, saving the time for inspection and maintenance).
Decades of operation, modernization and expansion have left many chemical plants with a somewhat haphazard automation mix of different controls, process control systems, remote I/Os and field devices. The various components may use different communication protocols such as HART, PROFIBUS or FOUNDATION Fieldbus, and are often based on different device integration technologies.
Yokogawa FieldMate Advance software can configure and adjust intelligent field devices from different manufacturers and on multiple fieldbus protocols. This flexibility is possible thanks to the use of Field Device Tool (FDT) open standards developed by the FDT Group, of which Yokogawa is a board member.
Combining smart instruments, analyzers and valves with a modern asset management system can provide faster response to incidents, enable proactive maintenance, and reduce downtime.
This article describes how a multivariable pressure transmitter with built-in dynamic compensation can compensate for many of the errors and inaccuracies that can occur in differential pressure based flow measurements. It also shows how the built-in computing and communications capabilities of such modern flow meters ensure ease of integration with field device tool (FDT) and device type manager (DTM) tools in monitoring and control systems.
As digital and multi-functional field devices are increasingly used in the process industry today, users have access to large amounts of information available from such devices.
In 2005, Yokogawa announced "VigilantPlant" as a concept to ward the realization of a type of plant operation that is considered ideal by our customers.
Many field devices are now being connected to process control systems through fieldbus communication. These field devices have intelligence, and so many settings and adjustments can be made through fieldbus communication.
FieldMate application software runs mainly on a notebook PC and is a key component epitomizing Yokogawa's asset excellence (AE) concept together with Plant Resource Manager (PRM). FieldMate is available in basic and advanced versions. The basic version enables parameter setting and adjustment as well as status check of a field device by directly connecting a FieldMate-installed PC to a Highway Addressable Remote Transducer (HART) device or FOUNDATION™ fieldbus H1 device.
FieldMate is field device adjustment and configuration software applying Electric Device Description Language (EDDL) and Field Device Tool/Device Type Manager (FDT/ DTM) technologies. The FDT/DTM is being standardized and disseminated by the FDT Group, a nonprofit organization. Yokogawa is also aggressively participating in those activities.
The FieldMate versatile device management wizard is PC software mainly used for configuring and adjusting field devices. Under the concept of "one tool for all," Yokogawa has been enhancing this software to support a wide range of field devices and field communication protocols.
Yokogawa has been leading the process automation industries as one of the pioneers in field digital technologies represented by the FOUNDATION fieldbus™ and Field Device Tool/Device Type Manager (FDT/DTM).
Join Applications Engineer Michael Keller as he guides you through the steps of installing Fieldmate Advanced Software.
- Significantly reduces maintenance workload -
- Useful functions added for routine patrol, maintenance reporting, and work handover -
- Featuring FDT2.0 support and a new alarm setting function -
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