Emerson joins PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation (PNO)

  • April 29, 2009
  • Emerson Automation Solutions
  • News
April 29, 2009 - Emerson Process Management has joined the PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation (PNO) to expand technology that will improve asset and machinery health management for its customers. Process manufacturers use several busses to digitally integrate their facilities. FOUNDATION fieldbus and HART are the most used process field device busses. WirelessHART is emerging as the international standard for wireless process instrumentation. PROFIBUS DP is well established for use with electrical and discrete devices.“We continue to include PROFIBUS DP for discrete control functionality in customer projects,” commented John Berra, chairman of Emerson Process Management. “This has worked well although there is significant room for improvement through better integration with asset management systems.”Emerson expects that its collaboration with the technical committees and working groups of PNO and its PI International affiliate will enhance asset management in devices that use PROFIBUS DP like electronic drives, motor starters, and others. All of these communication technologies are united by EDDL technology, an international standard. “Emerson intends to work inside of the PNO to keep the implementation of EDDL aligned across all of these protocols,” continued Berra. “We are pleased to be joining the other member companies of the PNO to develop and improve open technologies that underpin industrial automation.” About the PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. The PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. (PNO) was founded in 1989 as a non-profit organization. The PNO is owner of the PROFIBUS and PROFINET technology and responsible for further development. PROFIBUS & PROFINET International is currently the world's largest interest group for industrial communication covering all key aspects of industrial automation. About Emerson Process Management Emerson 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, Syncade, 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 create innovative solutions for customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2008 were $24.8 billion. Learn More

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