SIMATIC PDM (Process Device Manager) is a universal, manufacturer-independent tool for configuration, parameter assignment, commissioning, diagnostics and maintenance of intelligent process devices and automation components. SIMATIC PDM enables you to diagnose, manage and assign parameters to a wide range of field devices from different manufactures using a single program with a uniform user interface. Process device data can thus be easily set, modified, checked for validity, managed and simulated. In addition, you can also monitor selected process values, alarms and status signals of devices online.
SIMATIC PDM can be used in a variety of different scaling levels:

  • As a service and diagnostics tool in the stand-alone version

  • Integrated into engineering stations of the SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system

  • Integrated into the Step 7 engineering tool of SIMATIC S 7

  • Integrated into the SIMATIC PCS 7 Maintenance Station

  • Integrated into the SIMATIC Maintenance Station PDM

Areas of application

  • Setting and modification of device parameters

  • Comparison of reference and actual parameter assignment

  • Verification of input validity

  • Simulation

  • Diagnosis

  • Management of device descriptions

  • Commissioning functions, e.g. measuring circuit tests of process device data

  • LifeList

  • Logging functions

  • Device management and device replacement management

  • Provision of type and diagnostic information for the Maintenance Stations

With respect to device integration, SIMATIC PDM is the most powerful product of its kind on the market worldwide. This provides security and reduces investment, training, and follow-up costs.