Achieving smarter instrumentation maintenance through increased connectivity

22 January 2024

Version 3.0 of the ABB Ability Field Information Manager (FIM) aims to boost engineering efficiency and productivity for fleets of field instrumentation.

BB’s Ability Field Information Manager (FIM 3.0) has been upgraded to offer system engineers and maintenance teams increased connectivity and extended reach across the latest communication protocols. It is compatible with Ethernet-APL devices, FIM 3.0 also offers support for PA-Profile 4.02, future proofing operations.

Providing heightened performance and diagnostic data collection of fleets of devices FIM 3.0 leverages OPC UA and PA-DIM to transport data from field devices to cloud-based condition monitoring solutions. 

New asset management capabilities include increased device condition monitoring, paving the way to predictive maintenance.

ABB’s enhanced FIM 3.0 software serves as the bridge between IT and OT to enable data-driven decision making. Offering a wider range of connectivity options for ASi-5, PROFINET, PROFIBUS, HART IP, and HART, FIM 3.0 is said to fit into existing system landscapes for increased plant agility. Strengthened Ethernet-APL support ensures market relevance well into the future. 

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