Commission fieldbus devices

Commissioning sets the fieldbus device address to a valid permanent address and sets the device tag to a valid string.

  • You need to commission fieldbus devices first before you can use them with AMS Device Manager or with an FDT Frame Application.
  • Fieldbus devices on a live segment cannot be commissioned.
  1. Launch the Fieldbus Interface Configuration utility.
  2. Under the USB Fieldbus Interface icon, select the fieldbus device you want to configure.
    Note: A connected fieldbus device or segment should be powered by an external power source or be provided power by the Fieldbus Interface Configuration utility for it to be detected.
  3. Optionally, select a permanent device address from 20 to 38. Otherwise, the first available address is assigned.
    Note: The utility only accepts device addresses in the range of 20 through 38.
  4. Optionally, enter a device tag.
  5. Click Commission.


    Note: The commissioning process takes about 1 to 2 minutes to complete.
  6. Repeat steps 2 through 5 for each device you want to commission.