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.

 

Device management is easy and convenient with SIMATIC PDM:

Updating the device description (Update)
Replacement of a device description on the computer and used in the projects with a compatible new version of the device description, for example, when an error in the device description is corrected
Upgrading the device description (Upgrade)
Replacement of a device description used in the projects with an incompatible new version of the device description, for example, in the case of a function expansion of the device description
Replacement of a field device
Replacement of a field device in the event of an error with a similar field device of the same version without changing the project data used in the technological function

Replacement of a field device with a different version
Replacement of a field device in the event of an error with a similar but more advanced field device without changing the project data used in the technological function
Replacement of a field device with a field device type change
Replacement of a field device in the event of an error with a similar field device of the next development generation or from another manufacturer without changing the project data used in the technological function
Device and device type neutral engineering
Device-independent configuration in Step 7 and SIMATIC PCS 7 through the use of device-neutral GSD files and device descriptions. Assignment of the device-specific device description does not take place until commissioning.