Emerson AMS Device Manager

Wednesday, 20 February, 2019 | Supplied by: Emerson Automation Solutions

Many plants struggle to manage thousands of devices in complex and often out-of-date plant device structures (hierarchies) — often using long, disorganised lists that make it hard to find and identify critical devices.

The latest release of Emerson’s AMS Device Manager is designed to provide better organised data for the management of field devices. Embedded tools allow project and operations teams to customise plant device hierarchies, project tracking and device alerts.

AMS Device Manager’s bulk transfer functionality provides the tools to configure whole systems automatically — including set-up of device alert monitoring and plant hierarchies. Users can export a tag list and open it in a spreadsheet application to enter a location and alert group for each device. Then, using bulk transfer, users can set up the system with a properly populated hierarchy and alert monitor. With a correctly defined plant hierarchy, maintenance teams can visualise device data in targeted views.

With the updated AMS Device View — the browser-based interface for AMS Device Manager — maintenance can assign devices to specific projects and track them on separate project dashboards, avoiding the distraction of alerts flooding the operations dashboard.

The latest version of AMS Device Manager also offers system-wide automated locking of devices. Organisations can protect against unauthorised changes to devices without relying on physically adding or removing jumpers. Customisable software-based locks can be enabled for select personnel for specific amounts of time, after which the system will automatically relock the devices to ensure that device configurations are protected.

Online: www.emerson.com/au/automation
Phone: 03 9721 0200
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