How FDI Will Rule the World of Automation

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Axel Lorenz, Head of Process Automation Systems, Siemens:
„As a complete supplier of host systems and field Source: Annette Kradisch/Siemens
Axel Lorenz, Head of Process Automation Systems, Siemens: „As a complete supplier of host systems and field devices, Siemens has always played a pioneer role at the development of FDI and delivers a high degree of know-how and resources in this international association. The Process Device Manager Simatic PDM has been the first Siemens prototype utilizing FDI functionality. This universal parametrize and service tool could already import FDI packages in November 2013. Siemens will release the first host system with FDI as well as corresponding FDI packages to the field devices in 2017. We consider the FDI as a decisive step towards less complexity and optimized customer service and will continue to strengthen the joint activities accordingly.“