Plant operators in the process industry expect three things from digitization to field devices: reduced life cycle cost, optimized product quality, and increased plant availability.
As more and more microprocessorbased valve accessories found their way into control valve technology, which was traditionally a field for by mechanics, the foundations were
laid for comprehensive device communication and diagnostics. Current developments allow for complete field device integration and an open data exchange across systems in
order to optimize the full lifecycle.
Guido König, SAMSON AG