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Siemens SIMATIC PDM programming tricks

When you’re making programming changes to a field device, you don’t always have time to wait. Here’s a hidden feature that helps you speed up the process between Siemens SIMATIC PDM and HART field instruments.

Normally, when you’re using PDM software, it takes a minute or so to upload or download changes to and from your HART devices. Seems like an eternity when all you need to do is change a range.

So, I’m going to let you in on a feature you might not have seen before.

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Save your custom configuration! Avoid the headaches!

Do you need to send an instrument to the factory for repair or service? Before you disconnect it, pack it up, and ship it out, be sure you do the following:

  1. Make a backup or copy of your instrument configuration, so you can quickly reinstate the settings.
  2. Make sure you have a written record of your settings on file. Several manufacturers include a configuration worksheet in the instrument user manual. If it’s not there, you can write them on a copy of the quick-start or setup installation guide.

Why is this critical?

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