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Endress+Hauser offers free instrument selection and sizing tool

Endress+Hauser offers free instrument selection and sizing tool
GREENWOOD, IN, June 21, 2007 – Selecting the right measuring points can be tedious, often this requires complex calculations and can become a time-consuming task. Applicator software from Endress+Hauser is designed to help with the selection and sizing of the instruments needed for a project. Applicator is available free, as a program running on the Endress+Hauser web-site or by request on CD to install as a local version, to provide support throughout the life cycle of a project. Applicator provides safe, targeted and fast product selection along with simplified, application-specific sizing.

Applicator is designed to help the person who knows their application, but is unsure of the best measuring system for their need. Applicator is composed of three modules, which are interlinked, but may be used independently depending on the information needed.

The first module is the selection module which prompts the user to enter specific measuring point parameters. From this information, Applicator generates a selection of suitable instruments, with pictures and properties, which can be viewed in the form of a comparison table. The comparison table provides a detailed overview of each suggestion, making it easy to choose the best product for the job. Printouts of specification sheets in PDF-format support engineering requirements.

The second module is the Sizing module. Products chosen using the Selection module can be easily transferred into the Sizing module which calculates all the data required to determine the optimum instrument including the nominal width, pressure drop, accuracy, process connections and more. Results can be displayed in a variety of ways, including graphs, and may be printed or transferred to Applicator’s third module.

The third module is the Administration or Project module, which functions like a database to save project information, making it easy to access in the future. All of the data and parameters relevant to the project are stored in this module and may be accessed throughout the life cycle of a project. This module structures projects in hierarchy levels and documents them from the company level to TAG numbers. A Product Configurator interface makes it easy to then build the complete order structure and where an Online Shop account exists, the customer can quickly determine prices and availability.

According to Jerry Spindler, Product Group Manager of Endress+Hauser, Inc., “The development of Applicator is closely aligned to the needs of our customers. We maintain a permanent exchange of ideas with our customers and their wishes are continually included in the improvement of this program. More and more of our customers are using this tool on-line, rather than using the CD version. The on-line version is always available, worldwide.”

The Endress+Hauser Group
Endress+Hauser is a global leader in the creation of measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. In 2005 the Group generated 885.5 million euros in turnover and a profit of 69.8 million euros. The family business comprises 75 companies with more than 7,000 associates in 38 countries, managed and coordinated by a holding company in Reinach, Switzerland. Competent employees and partners guarantee sales and quality service worldwide.

Products
With a wide range of sensors, instruments, systems and services, Endress+Hauser covers the areas of level, flow, pressure and temperature measurement as well as liquid analysis and data acquisition. We connect field devices to process control systems and support our customers with automation and logistics solutions. Our products set standards in quality and technology. In 2005, Endress+Hauser spent 8.4 percent of its net sales on research and development, and filed patent applications for 173 developments.

Industries
Customers are primarily from the chemical/petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food, water & wastewater, paper, energy and oil & gas sectors. With support from Endress+Hauser, they optimize their process engineering procedures while taking into consideration environmental protection, safety and economic efficiency.

History
Endress+Hauser was founded in 1953 by Georg H. Endress and Ludwig Hauser. The Endress family has been the sole owner of the company since 1975. In 1995, Klaus Endress took over the management of the Group from his father. For more than 50 years, the company has developed consistently from being a specialist in level measurement to a provider of complete solutions for industrial measuring technology and automation, while continually breaking into new markets.
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