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“Digital Solutions for digital transformation of HART Field Devices for IIOT”

For industrial organizations, the IIoT is the basis for digital transformation – creating new ways to better collect and analyze the tremendous amount of data created in their operations and turn that data into solutions to solve challenging problems.

The convergence of Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) is driving new methodologies for monitoring production processes to improve performance, lower costs and minimize risk. Mere connectivity of devices already allows valuable enhancements such as remote service and predictive maintenance, but, ultimately, the goal is to analyze data and gain detailed and comprehensive insights from assets, processes and products.

The IIoT is often presented as a revolution that is changing the face of industry in a profound manner. In reality, it is an evolution that has its origins in technologies and functionalities developed decades ago. This technology has been evolving under different names, but there is now a wider acceptance on the market under the common umbrella IIoT.

With SES product offerings of complete end-to-end solution from device to the cloud and many years of product development experience in the IIOT space, SES is well positioned to work with its customers to provide cost effective and state of the art solutions for the IIOT market:

Here is a list of current products:

Market drivers

  • Devices becoming more complex
    • Memory - higher density and lower cost.
    • Variables – HART now has 8, dual measurements.
    • Smarter – additional calculations, alerts, compensations, off-sets, etc.
    • Memory - higher density and lower cost.
    • More Data – storage history, trends, signatures, curves, as-found/as-left.
    • Diagnostics – smarter and more intuitive.
  • IoT Cloud connectivity and data integration
  • Digital transformation – get right info to right place at the right time
  • Security – AES 128 bit encryption (not required in HART Specification)
  • Future Proof - Easy to upgrade for fixes in the future
  • Flexibility – Dual Speed and Multiple Modem applications
  • Interoperability – open system initiatives

Compliance with HART standards

  • Defined in HART 6 Specification – Released in 2001
    • 9600 baud – Phase Shift Key not cost-effective to implement – until now!
  • Users looking for faster speeds driven by digital transformation
  • Backward compatible with HART 1200 bps modem
  • Ethernet may be fast enough but requires a different infrastructure
    • Ethernet considered a disruptive solution – eliminates the 4-20mA plant standard.
  • HART is well established, field proven and easy to use
  • Staff is trained throughout the entire device life cycle
  • Easy to implement on host systems and devices of all types
  • Dual Speed is an ADDITIVE solution – not a DISRUPTIVE solution

Who benefits

  • Device and Host Suppliers - a future-proof path forward
    • Marketing – fast data transfer for complex devices.
    • Engineering – simplified design with soft dual speed modem.
    • Production – faster, lower cost, reduced number of components.
    • Sales – early adopters get a competitive advantage.
  • End Users
    • Works with existing infrastructure – tools, training, work processes, etc.
    • Faster data transfers for complex devices.
    • Lower operations costs and reduced unscheduled downtime.
    • Reduces the risk of moving away from HART / 4-20mA standard.
  • Engineering Contractors
    • Universal product application - no engineering practice changes.
    • Lower risk - maintains the 4-20mA power and wiring standard.