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ABB Ability™ Field Information Manager

About ABB Ability™ Field Information Manager

ABB Field Information Manager makes the configuration, commissioning, diagnostics and maintenance of fieldbus instruments easier and quicker than ever before.

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ABB Field Information Manager is a device management tool that fully embraces the Field Device Integration (FDI) Common Host Components. It makes the configuration, commissioning, diagnostics and maintenance of fieldbus instruments easier and quicker than ever before.

ABB’s Field Information Manager software employs FDI technology and is equipped with high-performance and innovative graphical user interface that helps technicians to effectively work with the process instrumentation.

Core Values
Functional design for the best-in-class field experience

• It can be used in an Engineering station, in the Field, back of the panel or in maintenance workshop
• Quick to start – installs on Windows tablets and workstations, scans, identifies & enables access to device within 3 mins
• Connects to Online drivers repository – eliminates the trial & error search of Device drivers

 

Built for engineering efficiency

• Compare instrument configuration to various project data sources for early detection and correction errors
• Individual and bulk parameterization and configuration of intelligent field devices
• Automated creation of test application to be used for functional loop checks
• Automated, hands-free, multi-point smart sensor loop checks, testing and enablement
• Autogenerated loop and alarm check documentation for project management progress reporting and transfer to 3rd party completion systems.

 

Supporting latest field device technology

• Leverages FDI technology, which combines the simplicity of EDD and information richness of DTM
• Supports a wide range of field protocols such as Profibus, HART, HART IP, Profinet and OPC UA
• Supports both legacy DDs and new FDI packages; i.e., one tool for existing and new devices
• Fleet management and Asset management opportunities enabled via Connectivity to ABB AbilityTM through OPC UA

Features
  • Efficient & productive
    - innovative high-performance graphical user interface
  • Easy bulk device configuration of HART and PROFIBUS devices from a central location, enabled via device connectivity through System 800xA
  • Asset management opportunities enabled via Connectivity to ABB Ability™ through OPC UA
  • Ease of use & navigation
    - FIM’s Device Bar allows the user to easily access all open devices
  • Compatible with installed base
    - supports both legacy DDs and new FDI packages; i.e. one tool for existing and new devices
  • Compatible with installed base
    - supports both legacy DDs and new FDI packages; i.e. one tool for existing and new devices
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