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FDT Group AISBL

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1370 Jodoigne
Belgium


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Editorial archive;

Communication cooperation continues apace 30/01/2017
Suzanne Gill reports on the latest networking and communication protocol developments. Full Story...

Profibus device integration with FDT 2.0 announced 21/09/2016
The FDT Group has announced the certification of the first generic device Device Type Managers (DTMs) for Profibus DP which are compliant with the FDT 2.0 specification. Full Story...

FDT optimises sensor to cloud computing with OPC UA 13/09/2016
Suzanne Gill spoke to Glenn Schulz, managing director at FDT Group, to catch up on technology developments. Full Story...

Latest FDT technology on show at Hannover 15/04/2016
At Hannover Messe, The FDT Group will present a live, interactive display demonstrating a brewing application and OPC UA data exchange. Full Story...

Standardising and simplifying device to host integration with FDI 05/01/2016
You should expect to start hearing a lot more about FDI in 2016, as products that support this new device integration standard start to come to market. Control Engineering Europe reports on its journey so far. Full Story...

Evolution in Instrumentation Maintenance Using an Asset Management System 18/11/2014
A case study based on Mitsubishi Chemical’s Kashima Plant uses smart instrumentation information monitoring to optimize the lifecycle cost of the plant while enhancing maintenance activities, increasing safety, and improving product quality. Full Story...

FDT enables higher productivity at lower operating costs 04/11/2014
FDT/DTM Technology improves efficiency, diagnostic capabilities at wastewater treatment plant. Network permits remote management of 250 kilometer system of canal, pipes. Profinet network uses FDT to help boost productivity and cut costs. Full Story...

Moving forward to meet challenges 20/05/2014
Suzanne Gill reports on some of the trends and highlights that emerged from the 2014 Hannover Fair. Full Story...

FDT offers device setpoint confidence 22/10/2013
For one chemical intermediate manufacturer in Switzerland, FDT Technology and the company's chosen FDT Frame Application, have provided the peace of mind that its measurement device setpoint documentation is always up to date. Suzanne Gill reports. Full Story...

Free FDT technology training in Cork and Manchester 04/12/2012
The FDT Group is to hold an FDT technology training seminar on Tuesday 11 December 2012 in Cork, Ireland and on Thursday 13 December 2012 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Full Story...

FDT2 goes public 04/09/2012
The long-awaited public release of the FDT2 standard was announced at the Hannover Messe in April where the FDT Group AISBL took the opportunity to discuss some of its enhancements. Suzanne Gill reports. Full Story...

FDT reaches another technical milestone 06/09/2011
2011 has been another busy year for the FDT Group, not least with the public availability of FDT Version 2.0, following completion of the first technical review of the standard. Full Story...

FDT White Paper outlines sample specification for FDT technology 01/08/2011
A new White Paper identifies how FDT technology can help to lower costs by putting assets to work. Full Story...

FDT technology recognised as ANSI/ISA standards 28/06/2011
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has formally approved Field Device Tools (FDT) Technology standards - previously adopted internationally as IEC 62453 and approved in the United States by the ISA103 Field Device Tools Interface (FDT) committee. These US standards will now be designated as ANSI/ISA standards. Full Story...

Emerson Process Management joins FDT Group 08/11/2010
The FDT Group, AISBL, has announced that Emerson Process Management has joined the organisation on its Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Full Story...

Tolfo retires from FDT, Schulz appointed MD 23/06/2009
The FDT Group announced Glenn Schulz as its new managing director amid news of Flavio Tolfo’s retirement on July 1, 2009. Tolfo has been managing director of the group for the last three years and is described as a ‘key contributor’ in making the organisation what it is today. Full Story...

FDT looking bright for factory automation 11/03/2009
Schneider Electric’s Manfred Brill, chairman of FDT’s factory automation committee, described the progress FDT is making in the factory automation sector. The biggest news was that twelve new companies, including Mitsubishi Electric, have joined the organisation in the past year. Full Story...

New podcast: Audio tutorial examines integration platforms, EDDL and FDT/DTM 26/01/2009
Competing platforms share much functionality but differ on implementation. Which is best for you? Full Story...

Sercos and FDT push towards open systems 22/01/2009
Sercos International (SI) has joined forces with the FDT Group AISBL to develop open systems, announcing an agreement to create an annex to the FDT specification for Sercos III. The organisations say this will create the first high-performance real-time Ethernet communication standard to support FDT Technology. Full Story...

FDI achievement result of co-operation with process control suppliers 14/11/2008
The FDI (Field Device Integration) team has completed the draft architecture and inventory of use case analysis, describing the achievements as a milestone. The Steering Committee of the EDDL Co-operation Team has worked closely with the FDT Group to advance a common solution for field device integration. Full Story...

FDT Group announces ‘milestone’ 25/09/2008
The FDT Group has announced the approval of the Committee Draft for Vote CDV 62453, describing it as ‘one of the most important steps in the adoption of FDT Technology as an international standard'. Full Story...