With the communication enabler like DRST-CM mounted on devices, it is possible to get digital access to process values and benefit from extensive diagnostics capabilities. Regular monitoring of data throughout the manufacturing process can help plan for preventative maintenance, identify problems in advance and save cost.
Diagnostics Data for Preventive Maintenance
DRST-CM offers several ways to access process data. One option is master-slave connection via Modbus RTU. The HMI interface then allows for easy monitoring of process values and diagnostics – which can be used for preventative maintenance.
The data available depends on the type of installed devices. Like DRST-UN, for example, offers a wide range of process and device diagnostics related to device output, input, sensor, etc.
Reduced Maintenance Cover
On a recent project, a company specializing in all aspects of instrumentation and electrical control systems used data provided by the communication enabler like DRST-CM to develop software modules in the DCS that provide full diagnostics and status information on the operator’s control screen. The solution has also simplified the customer’s daily operation.