Yokogawa Electric Corporation releases version R3.20 of its Plant Resource Manager (PRM) software tool for the centralized maintenance and management of monitoring and control devices and manufacturing equipment. PRM R3.20 is an upgrade to R3.12 and includes an improved management function for HART and ISA100 wireless field devices.
Enhancements include quick access to HART device status information. Using the CENTUM VP R6.01 integrated production control system’s N-IO (Network-IO) field input/output (IO) device that was released in February, PRM can now obtain start-up, stop, failure and other status information from Yokogawa HART7 compliant devices in almost real time. For other suppliers’ HART5, 6 and 7 compliant devices, PRM can collect information at one-minute intervals.
Diagnostic information for ISA100 wireless devices can be viewed on screen and in real time in the PRM window and in the operation and monitoring screens of the CENTUM series integrated production control system. The new PRM version also works with the console that centrally manages field wireless devices. When it accesses this console, PRM can call up the console screen so that operators can monitor the status of the entire wireless network as well as the status of individual devices on that network.
The new PRM version is compatible with FDT 2.0, making it easier to monitor and set up FDT-compliant devices.