Heverlee, Belgium – FDT Group™, an international standard association dedicated to the advancement of FDT® technology, has welcomed KSR KUEBLER Niveau-Messtechnik GmbH as its newest member. KSR KUEBLER is part of the WIKA Group headquartered in Zwingenberg, Germany and is a manufacturer of industrial instrumentation that provides tailored solutions for level measurement in process markets. To address client application requests, the company is developing FDT-based Device Type Managers™ (DTMs™) for its level measurement transmitters for integration with FDT-enabled engineering workstation settings.
Customers frequently seek FDT DTM-based devices on the market. FDT-enabled engineering environments now service millions of DTM-enabled devices around the world. The open architecture solution streamlines device integration, configuration, and monitoring by offering a unified environment for data access to all connected assets, allowing for more reliable operations and predictive maintenance strategies. Using the FDT3 specification, the standard has evolved to allow a platform-agnostic service-oriented architecture. The new IIoT architecture provides data access to IT/OT authenticated OPC UA, FDT, and mobile clients/devices independent of topology-protocols, networks, and device solutions that simplify asset management for the process, hybrid, and discrete markets.
For Thomas Gerling, CEO, KSR KUEBLER, a sensor is more than just hardware. “FDT Group paves the path to the IIoT future. We are thrilled to extend DTM support for our Magnetostrictive Level Transmitters that will provide near real-time level measurement used for high-accuracy continuous level detection of liquids,” he continues. “Requests for DTM support and certification from our customers was a driving factor in our decision to become an FDT member. We look forward to evolving our solution to meet the latest FDT3 standard to deliver mobility services with newer webUI-based DTMs.”
Emphasizing that modernization to maximize production uptime is critical to meeting industry demands, Steve Biegacki, Managing Director, FDT states, “FDT enables vendors with standardized software-based device DTM solutions that deliver predictive data intelligence to engineering workstations, IT/OT clients/mobile devices, and other higher-level applications, providing operators with a comprehensive diagnostic view of the health of the device, network, and process. We are pleased to welcome KSR KUEBLER to the FDT family of leading manufacturers thriving in the market with FDT-enabled devices.”
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