FieldMate 3.0 is a PC based configuration tool that performs numerous tasks, including initial setup, daily maintenance, troubleshooting, and configuration backup for device replacement. These task are streamlined by FieldMate's intuitive operation and integrated enviroment, which is independent from communication protocols and device vendors.
FieldMate incorporates the open FDT/DTM standard and is compliant with DTMs per the FDT 1.2/2 standard. FieldMate supports built-in DTM interpreting of existing Device Description (DD) instantaneously for other vendor's 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.
This is provided as option applicable to Advance version. Without having to dismantle the HART AXF magnetic flow meter from process line, its healthiness can be verified, reported in printing and stored in device maintenance information in well assorted manner. (Displayed language is English only)
Configuration and confirmation of device alarms conforming to NE107 Field Diagnostics can be implemented intuitively on the graphical display.
This function is an option for N-IO (I/O module) of Yokogawa CENTUM VP and ProSafe-RS.
Validation of connection between I/O module and the field devices is possible by the FieldMate Validator without FCS/SCS. The I/O module configuration and input/output validation are also possible without FCS/SCS.
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
(November update version 1511 build or later)
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|
|PC||IBM PC/AT Compatible|
|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|
fieldbus H1 *1
|Interface||One USB port USB2.0 standard|
|Driver||V1.00.1.17 or later *2|
|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®) *3
USB: Model 010031
|ISA100.11a *4||Interface||One USB port USB2.0 standard|
|Modem||Infrared Adapter: ACT-IR224UN-LN96-LE 9600bps (ACTiSYS) *5|
|Driver||Version 1.5.0 / Version 1.12.0 *7||Version 1.7.0 *8|
|ISA100.11a *6||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:Interface is selectable
*2:FFusb comes with FieldMate driver provided by Softing
*3:Microsoft supplied Bluetooth stack is used
*4:ISA100.11a OOB infrared communication
*5:Holder for Infrared Adapter is available (recommended): Gorillamobile Original: GM1 (JOBY, Inc.)
*6:ISA100.11a communication via gateway
*7:Version 1.5.0 driver is used for PL2303 HA/HXA chip and Version 1.12.0 driver is used for PL2303TA chip
*8: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|
*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.
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.
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).
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).
Combination of the FieldMate (Filed Device Adjustment and configuration tool))with the CA700 (Pressure Calibrator) makes it much easier to calibrate differential pressure and pressure transmitters, and to save and manage calibration records.
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.
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.
Example of Input Loop-Checking working with FieldMate.
Example of Zero Point Adjustment working with FieldMate.
Example of Report Making support with FieldMate.
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.
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