Voices: FDT Connections

User guide eases device management practice

When a device is suspected of having a problem, don't grab the work order and go out into the plant to "see what might be wrong." There is a more productive approach!

Jun 11, 2015

150611 FDT device mgmt user guide[http://www.controlglobal.com/assets/00_images/2015/Marketting/150611-FDT-device-mgmt-user-guide.pdf]This "user guide" outlines an alternative proactive maintenance method, using the smarts in your current installed intelligent devices with FDT Technology doing the troubleshooting work for you! Focusing on brownfield applications using legacy 4 - 20mA systems, we will identify a path for you to jump start your maintenance strategy for your installed assets starting with just a single device (or point to point) connection. This paper will motivate maintenance team members and encourage them to use a PC and a FDT enabled configuration application (free), to configure and diagnose a single device enabling lower maintenance costs and increased plant reliability.

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