Process Device Manager (PDM)

SIMATIC PDM is a universal, manufacturer-independent tool for configuration, parameter assignment, commissioning, diagnostics and maintenance of intelligent field devices and components.
SIMATIC PDM can be used as a service and diagnostics tool in the stand-alone version as well as integrated into engineering stations of SIMATIC PCS 7 and SIMATIC PCS 7 Maintenance Station.



  • Easy integration of field devices independent of the operating system on the basis of a device description (e.g. EDD or HART-DD or FF-DD)

  • Similar visualization of all field devices

  • Provision of basic functions (e.g. export, data comparison, printing) for all field devices

  • Variety of communication options (e.g. PROFIBUS DP/PA, HART, Modbus)

  • Parameter assignment and diagnostics of field devices using LifeList with no project knowledge required

  • Type- and manufacturer-independent parameter assignment and diagnostics of field devices

  • Support of comprehensive field device-specific functions (simulation, measuring circuit test, characteristic input, calibration functions, documentation, etc.) which may be unique selling points of the field device manufacturers

  • All field device parameters can be modified smoothly online, without stopping the PROFIBUS master.

  • Over 2,500 integrated field devices from more than 200 manufacturers worldwide.

  • Large installed basis with more than 20,000 systems worldwide