Emerson expands Smart Wireless starter kit

  • May 11, 2009
  • Emerson Automation Solutions
  • News
May 11, 2009 - Emerson Process Management added discrete switches as well as vibration and pH transmitters to the already wide range of components available in its Smart Wireless field starter kit. Currently deployed in hundreds of installations across industries and world regions, the kit enables users to choose from a wide range of functions, to realize fast and easy operations improvement, while experiencing wireless technology as a basis for future innovation and advantages. Complete use of standard WirelessHART technology further enhances user flexibility.Orderable online, the kit establishes an out-of-the-box secure WirelessHART self-organizing network that delivers greater than 99 percent communications reliability in the steel and concrete environment of plants. The network organizes around obstacles whether permanent as with steel girders, or mobile as with moving rail cars or vehicles.The Smart Wireless starter kit includes:
  • Any combination of five or more wireless pressure, temperature, DP level, DP flow, vibration, or pH transmitters and discrete switches
  • A secure, robust Smart Wireless Gateway
  • AMS Suite predictive maintenance software which delivers powerful diagnostic information from the wireless devices
  • Wireless SNAP-ON for AMS Suite; making wireless field network design easy and flawless
  • Smart Start Services which include a full network health assessment to ensure robust communications plus verification of device functionality and output to the user’s Modbus, OPC, Ethernet or other communications system. No site surveys, no front end engineering design, or special tools are required to implement a wireless network using the kit, and everything can be installed and commissioned within minutes. Users can easily add additional devices to the self-organizing mesh network, which is infinitely configurable.As commented by Reese Borel, process control specialist at PPG Industries Chemical division, "The Emerson networks are easy to set up, easy to configure, and reliable. They just run."Hundreds of Emerson customers across all industries have implemented Smart Wireless, which allows them to touch plant areas that had previously been financially or physically impossible to reach with conventional, hard-wired devices. Wireless helps them collect new predictive intelligence data to protect assets, improve process monitoring and control, and boost health, safety and environmental compliance. Proven ideal Smart Wireless applications include monitoring the vibration of critical rotating equipment, collecting trend data on asset performance, monitoring bearing and lube temperatures, finding cold spots in steam lines, preventing spills, and monitoring emissions, safety showers, and pressure relief valves.“This kit makes it very simple and low risk to try Smart Wireless,” said Bob Karschnia, vice president of wireless technology at Emerson. “Companies who’ve never used this technology before can quickly and easily begin to reap the same benefits gained by their peers who are already using Smart Wireless.” About Emerson Process ManagementEmerson Process Management, an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb, Fisher, Rosemount, Micro Motion, Daniel, DeltaV, Ovation, and AMS Suite.About EmersonEmerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2008 were $24.8 billion and Emerson is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies. Learn More

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