Emerson lauds wireless technologies as foundation of IIoT adoption

Emerson lauds wireless technologies as foundation of IIoT adoption

October 10, 2017 – After a decade of pioneering wireless technologies for industrial companies, Emerson predicts the next 10 years will see exponential growth in the adoption of wireless and pervasive sensing applications that help companies maximize safety and reliability, optimize production and enable Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) strategies.

A key technology of Emerson’s Plantweb digital ecosystem, wireless products have transformed global industrial facilities around the world. As many technologies of the past decade have accelerated and improved information at people’s fingertips, industrial wireless has given manufacturers the digital technology to access essential data to make better decisions and improve operational performance.

By collaborating with customers on early installations, Emerson helped introduce the world’s first industrial wireless automation standard in 2007. Since then, Emerson has surpassed 10 billion hours of wireless operations across more than 32,000 networks, proving its reliability, robustness and security. While initial adoption focused on harsh, remote and difficult to reach environments, wireless has expanded customers’ automation ecosystems from core functions to new applications such as acoustic monitoring, corrosion detection and power consumption monitoring.

New plant construction is leveraging wireless technology for other enterprise-wide applications, such as equipment health monitoring and energy management, with upwards of 20 percent wireless infrastructure.

The Emerson wireless portfolio of gateways and devices support Emerson’s Plantweb digital ecosystem that harnesses industrial IoT to expand digital intelligence to the entire manufacturing enterprise, while providing an architecture for either on- or off-premise monitoring. Providing the communications network for Industrial IoT, wireless is also helping customers collaborate with Emerson’s experts through remote monitoring and other cloud-based services.

Emerson wireless technologies, based on the internationally recognized WirelessHART standard approved by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in 2010, are widely implemented in refineries, oil fields, offshore platforms, chemical plants and other industrial facilities around the world.

Emerson recently announced its dual-mode wireless gateway which helps customers establish a robust and flexible wireless plant infrastructure, supporting both WirelessHART and ISA100 industrial wireless communications standards. To help manufacturers minimize potentially negative impacts on their operations, Emerson recently introduced technologies for advanced wireless detection of piping corrosion, steam and gas leaks, as well as wireless monitoring of power consumption.

 

About Emerson

Emerson is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets.  Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment.

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