Simatic PDM Maintenance StationThe Simatic PDM Maintenance Station V2.0, enables the monitoring of intelligent field device status independently of the automation and control system used, claims Siemens. Integration is based on DD (Device Description)/EDD (Electronic Device Description) technology and the collected data can be transferred using an export function for further processing, says the company.

Siemens notes that Version 2.0 has been developed to comply with Namur recommendations NE 105, NE 107 and NE 129. The company says the Simatic Process Device Manager is a universal, manufacturer-neutral tool that will supply diagnostic data, status data and parameter data to the Simatic PDM Maintenance Station, where the information is processed and supplemented by additional functionalities such as overview or work progress lists, etc.