FieldCare is Endress+Hauser's FDT based Plant Asset Management Tool that provides a range of functionality from device parametrization  to engineered Condition Monitoring solutions. It can configure all intelligent field devices in your plant and supports you in managing them. By using status information, it also provides a simple but effective means of checking their health.

 Features

  • Operates all Endress+Hauser devices
  • Supports HART®, PROFIBUS® and FOUNDATION fieldbus™ protocols
  • Supplied with complete library of certified DTMs for Endress+Hauser devices
  • Has integrated CommDTMs and drivers
  • Automatically scans for devices
  • Is the first FDT frame application to be certified by the FDT Group
  • Languages EN, DE, FR, ES, IT, CH, JP
  • Supports Windows XP®, Windows 7® and Windows 8®

New in FieldCare

  • New installation manager: easier installation through common setup for FieldCare Frame and DTMs
  • New connection wizard: Fast connection to the devices
  • Reduced file size: DTM libraries are reduced by 30% resulting in faster installation time
  • Improved functionality: Save/Restore of single DTM data sets
  • Look & Feel: Unified DTM header for all Endress+Hauser DeviceDTMs

 

Go to Technical data and check that the following hardware and software requirements are fulfilled before you start the installation.

FieldCare 2.09.00 integration with W@M Enterprise 4.0

W@M connectivity comes with the basic PAM license, but must be activated before use. It allows the Endress+Hauser W@M Internet portal to be opened from a device node in the Network View or connects to a locally installed W@M Enterprise application.

 

FieldCare is available as a modular configuration tool upgradeable up to a Plant Asset Management solution. In 2011, FieldCare was delivered with more than 200.000 Endress+Hauser devices. They are actually more than 10.000 sold FieldCare licenses worldwide.

  

Features

  • Manufacturing history of selected device
  • Original calibration
  • Device documentation, drawings etc.
  • Product availability and replacements
  • Spare part finder
  • Service and repair information

 

For users with a W@M account:

  • Mapping of plant complete with measuring point tags
  • Storage of configurations, documents etc. also for 3rd party devices
  • Comparison of configurations

Device Configuration History

As of FieldCare version 2.09.00, off and online device configurations can be uploaded to a W@M Enterprise application, providing a historical record of device settings.

 

Should a device be replaced by another with a different firmware version, it is possible to compare the current settings (and parameters) with those of the previous device. The user needs only click on the device node in the network view and select the compare function. Differences in parameters and settings are then highlighted in red.

     
Device exchange can be managed quickly and effectively by new compare function in FieldCare  

 

 

 

FieldCare segmentation table

 

 
Feature Device Setup Plant Asset Management
 

(free of charge)

(license required)

Support all DTMs (Endress+Hauser and third-party)

x

x

Automatic device scan x

x

Plant View  

x

Document Management  

x

Inventory View  

x

W@M connectivity  

x

Project Management (Import/Export)  

x

User Management  

x

Launch interface (starting FieldCare from other applications)  

x

iDTM HART®  

x

iDTM FOUNDATION fieldbus™  

x

Condition Monitoring  

extension

FieldCare Device Setup

FieldCare Device Setup is the common device configuration tool for Endress+Hauser instruments and  third-party devices with the corresponding DTM. FieldCare Device Setup is free of charge and can be downloaded under FieldCare Download.

 

FieldCare Device Setup offers:

 

  • Software-Package for the complete configuration and commissioning of Endress+Hauser and third-party devices based on DTM technology
  • Support all field bus protocols as there are HART®, PROFIBUS® and FOUNDATION fieldbus™
  • Support Endress+Hauser service protocol to access our instruments field bus independent
  • Support third-party DTMs
  • Includes HART® Generic and Profile DTMs
  • Includes CommDTMs for HART®, PROFIBUS®, FOUNDATION fieldbus™, Service Interface, DP/PA link, Multiplexer and Gateways for remote service
  • Seamless upgradable
FieldCare Device Setup for parameterization and diagnosis   
 
Parameterization

Off and on-line parameterization allows devices to be configured in both the engineering and commissioning phases. Set up is quick, simple, transparent and includes analog input or output blocks for fieldbus devices.

  Device diagnosis

Endress+Hauser devices offer device diagnosis based on the NAMUR NE107 recommendation. In the example, an empty pipe has been detected by a Promass 83 FOUNDATION fieldbus device

FieldCare Plant Asset Management

In addition to the FieldCare Device Setup features, FieldCare PAM licence offers enhanced capability.

 

Plant-wide access

A PAM license extends FieldCare capabilities beyond those of Device Setup, providing a scalable solution that can be tailored to user requirements. 

 

Features

  • Operates all devices with native DTM
  • Operates all registered HART and FOUNDATION fieldbus  devices via iDTM (option)
  • Protection against unauthorized access
  • Document management in interactive plant view
  • Device reports
  • Condition monitoring (option)
  • W@M connectivity
  • Update service (option)
  • All round support

 

User Management

Access to plant information is controlled by user name and password. Users are assigned specific access rights, e.g. viewing only, full configuration rights, etc.

  

Document Management

FieldCare Plant View allows the plant network to be mapped and documents to be stored at each of the nodes.

   
  
FieldCare PAM provides plant-wide access to field devices using nested CommDTMs, DTMs and iDTMs.
   
 

Network and Plant View

Device DTMs and iDTMs are opened from Network View, which is created during project set-up. A Plant View, mapping the network, can also be created and used to store device certificates, drawings etc.

 

iDTM

Any registered field device without a native DTM can be operated with an iDTM. iDTMs are optional and associated with a communication protocol

   
 

Linearization

This DTM function allows strapping tables to be generated for various tank shapes as well as for open channels and weirs

 

Reports

FieldCare offers a number of reports which detail the status of software components and the configuration of devices used in the system

   
 

Envelope Curve

As a standard DTM function for time-of-flight level transmitters, the envelope curve allows operation to be optimized in critical applications

 

W@M Connectivity

For W@M account holders, the "Device in Network" function connects directly via Internet to device data in Endress+Hauser's database

Condition Monitoring extension

The optional Condition Monitoring module extracts information from selected devices and alerts users of a tendency towards failure. Since Condition Monitoring combines operating and instrument knowhow, it is always engineered together with potential users expressly for their needs.

  

Features

  • Viewable from any computer via Web Browser
  • Alerts via e-mail, ODBC server or mobile
  • Diagnosis in conformance with NAMUR NE107
  • Advanced warning of tendency to failure
  • Additional information to enable informed decision making
  • Field reports of specific plant areas or cells
  • Historical device reports with time stamp and status
  • Configurable to the requirements of the use

Proof of Function

Condition Monitoring can also be used to prove functionality. Many Liquiphants are used in overspill protection applications where regular functional tests are required by company regulations or national law. By monitoring the operating frequency range, the user can not only provide proof of function without interruption of the process for mechanical tests, but also receives advanced warning of any corrosion or build-up on the forks.

 

Evidence is provided in the form of printable trend analyses or device reports.

     
  By monitoring specific parameters of critical devices advanced warning of a tendency to failure can be given

 

 

 

FieldCare iDTM-FOUNDATION fieldbus

  • Operates 3rd party FOUNDATION fieldbus™ devices without DTM in FieldCare, the FDT-based Plant Asset Management System of Endress+Hauser

  • Contains more than 570 registered FOUNDATION fieldbus™ devices from about 80 device manufacturers

  • Uses Nested Communication in a plant

  • Combines both device integration technologies FDT/DTM and EDDL in one solution

FieldCare iDTM-HART

  • Operates 3rd party HART® devices without DTM in FieldCare, the FDT-based Plant Asset Management System of Endress+Hauser

  • Contains more than 1400 registered HART® EDDs from about 110 device manufacturers

  • Uses Nested Communication in a plant

  • Combines both device integration technologies FDT/DTM and EDDL in one solution

FieldCare certified by the FDT Group

 

Not only has the latest version of FieldCare become the first FDT frame to pass the FDT Group's conformance test, it also provides comprehensive FOUNDATION fieldbus support.

 

Read more about FDT Conformity and the latest FieldCare updates...

FieldCare certified by the FDT Group 

System requirements

Software version: FieldCare 2.09.00

Check that the following hardware and software requirements are fulfilled before you start the installation:

Software requirements

Operating systems

  • WinXP Professional SP3
  • Windows 7 Professional (x32+x64)
  • Windows 7 Professional SP1 (x32+x64)
  • Windows 7 Ultimate (x32+x64)
  • Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate (x32+x64)
  • Windows 7 Enterprise (x32+x64)
  • Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 (x32+x64)
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8 Professional
  • Windows 8 Enterprise

PDF-Reader

Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0

Hardware requirements

Processor type

  • Pentium IV 3 GHz CPU, AMD 3 GHz CPU (recommended)

Main memory (RAM)

  • 2048 MB RAM (recommended)

Hard-disk (HDD) capacity*

Disk space needed:

8.0 GB for full installation plus 4.5 GB in a temporary folder during installation on system partition Partial installation as follows:

  • 500 MB FieldCare
  • 1.8 GB System Components
  • 4.5 GB Endress+Hauser DTM libraries (HART, PROFIBUS, FOUNDATION fieldbus)
  • 800 MB Endress+Hauser Service DTM library
  • 400 MB Endress+Hauser iDTM libraries

 

* Measured in June 2013 with FieldCare Package Version 1.21.00

Monitor resolution

1024 x 768, 64k colours

Registered Trademarks

  • PROFIBUS®
    Registered trademark of the PROFIBUS International, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • FOUNDATIONTM fieldbus™
    Trademark of the Fieldbus Foundation, Austin, TX 78759, USA
  • HART®
    Registered trademark of the HART Communication FOUNDATION, Austin, TX 78759, USA
  • Microsoft®, Windows®, Windows XP®, Windows 7® and the Microsoft logo are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation.
  • Acrobat Reader® is a registered trade mark of the Adobe Systems Incorporated.

 

All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the companies and organisations in question.

FieldCare package

At the moment there is the following FieldCare package available:

 

FieldCare - Package Version 1.22.00 - includes FieldCare 2.09.01, DTM Library 2.37.00, iDTM Library 2.00.166

Revision history

FieldCare

Manufacturer Information for users regarding software updates

(following the NAMUR recommendation 53)

 Product version Package Version Manufacturer information
2.09.01 1.22.00 MI00089S/04/en/11.13

Download Documentation:

 

FieldCare

Scalable software tool for device configuration

and integrated Plant Asset Management solutions

Competence Brochure

CP00001S/04/en

 

FieldCare
Plant Asset Management through Fieldgate
Competence Brochure
CP011S/04/en

 

Plant Asset Management
Reducing capital and operating expenditure on assets
by optimizing workflows and business processes
FA00024S/04/en

 

FDT - Field Device Tool
Open standard for device and system integration
Competence Brochure
CP010S/04/en

 

Software support

Keep your software up-to-date and running at optimum

Fields of Activities Brochure

FA0024H/29/en

 

DeviceCare

Connect and configure Endress+Hauser field devices

Innovation Brochure

IN01047S/04/en

 

FieldCare iDTM-HART

iDTM-HART integrates Electronic Device Descriptions

Innovation Brochure

IN009S/04/en

 

FieldCare iDTM FOUNDATION fieldbus

iDTM for FOUNDATION Fieldbus field devices

Innovation Brochure

IN013S/04/en

 

FieldCare

Plant Asset Management

Getting Started

BA00027S/04/en

 

FieldCare

Connection of HART, PROFIBUS and FOUNDATION fieldbus

devices to FieldCare via Modem, Fieldgate and Remote I/O

Project Tutorial

BA00065S/04/en

 

FieldCare iDTM

HART, FOUNDATION Fieldbus

Getting Started 

BA00059S/04/c4

 

FieldCare

FDT-based Plant Asset Management tool

Technical Information

TI00028S/04/en

 

DeviceCare

Connect and configure Endress+Hauser field devices

Technical information

TI01134S/04/en