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Mobile Field Device Management (FieldMate)

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.

 

Mobile Field Device Management

FieldMate R3.03 efficiently and speedily supports calibration work in combination with Pressure Calibrator CA700.

 

Introduction

Communication Function

FieldMate supports the following communication protocols:
-BRAIN
-FOUNDATION™ fieldbus H1
-HART
-PROFIBUS
-ISA100.11a
-Modbus

Easy connection and operation

Easy connection and operation

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.

Easy connection and operation

Device parameter can be exported by text, HTML, Excel format, and customized format by Word or Excel.

Calibration Support

Calibration Support

Supports calibration work in combination with Pressure Calibrator CA700.

By the graphical interface, calibration work can be performed with monitoring the input pressure.

Easy, useful memo & image display function

Easy, useful memo & image display function

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.

History Function

Saving the operation log and performing the filter and full-text searching function for maintenance and troubleshooting.

FieldMate conforming to FDT2 Standards

FieldMate conforming to FDT2 Standards

Both of FDT1.x and FDT2 DTMs can be worked on the FieldMate, and the latest device DTMs which are enhanced functionalities are available.

Device Interface Function

Device Interface Function

Displays the current status of the field device including errors, warnings and good status. Device Viewer.

Configuration Function

Device parameters can be easily configured.

Parameter Manager
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
DD Menu: FOUNDATION fieldbus H1
The existing Fieldbus DD is utilized to enable function block configuration.

DTM Works
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.

Device Replacement Tool

Device Replacement Tool
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.

AXF Verification Tool (Optional)

AXF Verification Tool (Optional)
AXF Verification Tool
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)

NAMUR  NE107 Field Diagnostics Function

NAMUR  NE107 Field Diagnostics Function
Configuration and confirmation of device alarms conforming to NE107 Field Diagnostics can be implemented intuitively on the graphical display.

FieldMate Validator (Optional)

FieldMate Validator (Optional)

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.

PRM Synchronization

Synchronize information between FieldMate and PRM to make best use of PRM as a master database. Bi-directional file transfer operation is supported.

 

System Requirements

Hardware Requirements

(1)Software Operating Environment

   
OS *1 Windows 10 Pro, Home 32bit/64bit 
(Anniversary Update version 1607 build, Creators Update version 1703 build)
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
recommended
Windows 10 compatible
1024×768 or better resolution
recommended
Windows 7 compatible

(3)Network port

  Windows 10 Windows 7
BRAIN/HART Interface One USB port USB2.0 standard
Modem USB FieldMate Modem: BRAIN/HART (Yokogawa Option)
FOUNDATION
fieldbus H1 *1
Interface One PCMCIA card slot
Interface board NI PCMCIA-FBUS Series 2 (National Instruments)
Driver PCMCIA-FBUS Series 2 (National Instruments)
FOUNDATION
fieldbus H1 *1
Interface One USB port USB2.0 standard
Interface
hardware
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)
HART Interface Bluetooth 2.0
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.

(4)Login

   
Account Administrator privilege

 

Combination of FieldMate and Device Files

The following shows the compatibility of revision between FieldMate and Device Files, each DTM.
Yokogawa certifies the combinations below.

FieldMate
*1
Device
Files *2
DTM *3 Comm
DTM
Foundation
Fieldbus
HART ISA100 PROFIBUS BRAIN
R1.02.00 - 2006-1 2006-3 - - - -
R1.02.10 - 2007-1
2007-2
R1.03.0n R1.01.00 2008-1 2008-1 R1.01
- 2008-2 2008-2
R2.01.00 R2.01.00 2008-3 2008-3
R2.01.10 R2.01.10 2009-1 2009-1
R2.01.20 2009-3 2009-2 2009-2
R2.02.00 R3.01.00 2010-1 2010-1 R1.02
ROTAMASS 3 EJX
HART7
R2.03.00 R3.02.00 2011-1 2011-1 YFGW710
Communi-
cation
Device DTM
R3.02.10 2011-2 -
Yokogawa Device DTM Library 1.0
R2.04.00 R3.03.00 2011-4 2011-3 - 2011-2
Yokogawa Device DTM Library 2.0
R2.05.00 R3.04.00 2012-2 2012-3 - 2012-2 ISA100 Communi-
cation
Yokogawa Device DTM Library 3.0
R2.06.00 R3.05.00 2013-1 2013-2 - 2013-2
Yokogawa Device DTM Library 4.0
R3.01.10 R3.06.00 2014-1 2014-1 - 2014-1
Yokogawa Device DTM Library 5.0
R3.02.00 R3.07.00 2016-1 2016-1 - 2014-1
Yokogawa Device DTM Library 6.0
R3.02.10 R3.07.10 2016-1 2016-1 - 2014-1
Yokogawa Device DTM Library 6.3
R3.03.00 R3.08.00 2016-1 2017-1 - 2016-2
Yokogawa Device DTM Library 7.0

*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.)

 

One tool for all

Excellent operability for high productivity of maintenence work.

One Tool for All (2)
 

Easy connection and operation

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.

Easy, useful memo and image display function

Displaying information via the memo or image file is useful to prevent erros during maintenance work.

Device parameter collective acquisition

All parameters are clearly displayed to reduce work time. Parameters are also automatically saved to prevent loss of data.

Open technology

FieldMate supports multi-vendor devices without using a special dedicated tool. This is done by using the latest open technology FDT/DTM.

One tool over device lifecycle

Enhanced device management function for maintenance work.


Life Cycle (1)
 

Enhanced device management function

FieldMate automatically registers the device to the database and manages the device information, messages, image files, operation log, device parameter, memo, and document files.

Operation improvement with operation log

Saving the operation log and performing the filter and full-text seaching function for maintenance and trouleshooting.

Report Function

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-PRM synchronization

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.

Overview:
  • FDT technology gives users centralized access to all devices.
  • FDT technology provides a common environment for configuring, operating, or maintaining any devices.
Industries:
Overview:
  • CENTUM VP Batch package improves productivity.
  • Reduction of operator workload and safe operation.
Industries:
Overview:
  • Yokogawa's CENTUM VP and PRM improve efficiency at new nylon plant in Thailand.
  • At the plant startup stage, PRM was used together with FieldMate to thoroughly check all loops.
Overview:
  • FDT compliant FieldMate manages a wide variety of digital process instruments of multi-vendors.
  • The SNF engineers can manage the complete lifecycle of assets and configure devices by using FieldMate.
Overview:

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.

Overview:

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.

Overview:

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).

Overview:

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.

Overview:

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).

Overview:

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.

Media Publication
Overview:

2011

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. 

Media Publication
Overview:

November 2006

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.

Overview:

Combining smart instruments, analyzers and valves with a modern asset management system can provide faster response to incidents, enable proactive maintenance, and reduce downtime.

Overview:

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.

Overview:

Example of  Calibration work with FieldMate.

Overview:

Example of Input Loop-Checking working with FieldMate.

Overview:

Example of Zero Point Adjustment working with FieldMate.

Overview:

Example of Report Making support with FieldMate.

Overview:

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.

Overview:

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.

Overview:

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.

Industries:
Overview:

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.

Industries:
Overview:

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.

Industries:
Overview:

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).

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