PA-DIM - Resources


A Focus on Standardization

FieldComm Group (FCG), OPC Foundation (OPCF), and PROFIBUS/PROFINET International (PI) have taken the initiative to jointly standardize and specify the information model for Process Automation Devices - PA-DIM. PA-DIM is based on the NAMUR requirements for Open Architecture (under development), Self-Monitoring and Diagnosis of Field Devices (NE107), and NAMUR standard device - Field devices for standard applications (NE 131).

Download the Process Automation Device Information Model Technical Paper to learn more about PA-DIM and Industrie 4.0, semantic identifiers, and the unified information model.

Digital Transformation in the Age of IIoT

In the industrial and manufacturing sector, it’s important to make the most of the information provided by intelligent measurement devices. The usefulness of this information depends on access to and use of real-time, reliable data, allowing smart choices to be made. Integrating the data so that effective action gets taken depends on a network infrastructure that breaks down traditional “silos of information.”

Current developments such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 are focused on digital transformation of the field device network. This will help industrial organizations transition from reactive to predictive maintenance and optimize asset management strategies to improve operations and reduce costs. The goal is to use digitally available information from existing, installed field instruments to improve safety, operations, and reliability. Plant floor to executive office real-time access is key to delivering value to the enterprise. FieldComm Group technologies provide the means to connect and integrate digital information – and have for over 20 years. 

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