Emerson's New Rosemount® Transmitter Is First With Logic Capability To Integrate Discrete Devices With Process Devices Over Foundation™ Fieldbus
New FOUNDATION fieldbus device answers user need for fewer busses in plants, reducing installation and maintenance costsCHANHASSEN, MN (July 16, 2004) Emerson Process Management introduces the new Rosemount 848L Logic Transmitter for cost-effective integrating of logic and discrete I/O capability on a Foundation fieldbus H1 segment, without the need for a separate discrete I/O bus. The 848L adds to the broad family of intelligent field devices that power delivery of project and operations savings and efficiency by Emersons PlantWeb® digital plant architecture.The 848L accepts up to eight direct-wired discrete inputs, plus inputs sent over Foundation fieldbus; these interact within the devices logic processing capability, and drive up to four discrete outputs of the 848L. By executing logic in the 848L field device, the application can be supported in the absence of any central controller, or even fieldbus communications, providing a high level of availability. The 848L can be used in a variety of applications including motor starters, solenoid valves, limit switches, interlocks, proximity switches, push buttons, annunciators, and burner flame management. Twenty logic equations of the 848L transmitter enable interactions to be processed independently of the fieldbus and central controller, providing fast execution for the most demanding applications. The transmitters discrete input block can communicate the status of any of the inputs, or the results of any of the twenty logic equations, to other devices on the bus or to the host. As a FOUNDATION fieldbus device, the I/O and logic can be configured using the same DDL based software tools utilized by other devices, reducing maintenance and training costs.As one of the components of Emersons PlantWeb®, the 848L further strengthens the digital plant architectures proven ability to improve plant efficiency by 2% and more through delivering asset optimization, process automation, and management execution. Further cost savings, increased plant availability, and enhanced safety and environmental compliance are achieved when the transmitters are integrated into the PlantWeb architecture. About Emerson Process ManagementEmerson Process Management, an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution components in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other industries. The company combines superior products and services. A division of Emerson, Rosemount Inc. is a global leader in high-precision pressure, temperature, flow, and level instrumentation. Rosemount best-in-class technology and expertise play a key role in consulting, project management and maintenance services. Emerson brands include PlantWeb®; Rosemount®; Micro Motion®; Fisher®; Daniel®; DeltaV; Ovation®; and AMS Suite.About EmersonSt. Louis-based Emerson is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in process control, electronics and telecommunications, industrial automation, heating, ventilating and air conditioning, and appliance and tools. Sales in fiscal 2003 were $14 billion.PlantWeb, Rosemount, Micro Motion, Fisher, Daniel, DeltaV, Ovation, and AMS Suite are marks of Emerson Process Management. All other marks are the property of their respective holders.CONTACTS: Kathy Higgins, Emerson Process Management, Rosemount Division1 (952) 949 5165.
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