Krohne, Inc.

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Krohne, Inc., recently introduced its OPTIMaintenance line of management solution products. This series of products includes:
  • the VA01 MTC 4000,
  • a multifunction documenting field calibrator featuring a built-in HART Communicator;

  • the VA02 MFC 4100 Series HART Communicator (see photo)
  • ; and

  • the VA03 Device Management System
  • (DMS) software for calibration and configuration management.
HART field devices can be configured using step-by-step configuration commands, then stored on the MFC or archived in the DMS software for a full-configuration management solution.

The VAO1 calibrator is used to measure gauge, differential or absolute pressure accurately . It is also used to measure or simulate thermocouples and RTDs as well as voltage or current. The VAO1 is the only calibrator that offers the full functionality of a HART Communicator, enabling users to maintain device calibration in a single, handheld device, according to the company. Suited for use in any plant in the manufacturing and process industries, the VAO1 has on board memory for up to 600 HART device profiles, which are updateable via the Internet and managed with an installer utility, and memory allocation for up to 200 configurations.

The VAO2 HART Communicator is a handheld device, which can be used as a commissioning tool to maintain HART field devices for the lifecycle of the plant. Designed for optimum convenience and usability, the VAO2 is ideal for analytical, flow, level, pressure and temperature transmitters. Similar to the VAO1, the VAO2 is capable of storing up to 600 HART device profiles, which are updateable via the Internet and managed with an installer utility, and memory allocation for up to 200 configurations.

The VAO3 Device Management System (DMS) software is a key component for calibration and configuration management for HART field devices. Complimenting the VAO1 calibrator and the VAO2 HART Communicator, this software provides visualization of calibration and configuration data. The DMS software has an easy to use Windows Explorer-like interface for quick navigation and organization of the device data.

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