You may have been wondering if all devices around the plant can be configured using the same single software. With a system based on EDDL it is easy. The information provided here includes many examples of setup of simple and sophisticated (complex) devices and serves to explain how the device manufacturers make it easy to configure their device from any system.
Plants have hundreds or thousands of devices of different types from different manufacturers which they must be able to configure.
Configuration of field devices is can be done using handheld field communicator or intelligent device management software based on EDDL, whichever suits the task at hand best.
EDDL technology makes device setup easier thanks to user guidance such as wizards as well as know-how made available from the device manufacturer's experts. The result is faster startup.
What setup is possible for intelligent devices is not well understood and will therefore be explained in technical white papers and videos below. The importance of EDDL for configuration is also explained.
EDDL technology supports small portable field communicators for easy configuration in the field, there is no other way to achieve a comparable result.
Technical White Papers
Tutorial: Intelligent Device Configuration/Setup/Parameterization
EDDL makes working in the field easy
Advanced Setup of Sophisticated Devices
Radar level transmitter setup (Nov 2008)
Guided wave radar level transmitter setup (Jul 2009)
Variable speed drive setup (Sep 2010)
pH analyzer setup (Sep/Oct 2008)