- March 29, 2019
- Emerson Automation Solutions
March 29, 2019 – Emerson is adding a portfolio of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) that will enable manufacturing control and production optimization.
With the addition of the PLCs, part of Emerson’s acquisition of General Electric Co.’s Intelligent Platforms group, Emerson is bringing more end-to-end automation solutions to its existing process control market. The addition also expands its production optimization and control capabilities in the hybrid and discrete markets, and in industries where PLCs are sometimes preferred or required.
The portfolio of cloud-connected controllers, industrial PCs, and devices for smart plants complementsEmerson’s Plantweb digital ecosystem, adding another layer to Emerson’s focus on helping customers leverage automation technologies to pursue digital transformation. The automation and control portfolio will enable more operational performance and efficiency for customers in life sciences, metals and mining, power and water, food and beverage, and packaging, which often blend process and discrete machine control to manufacture and deliver finished products.
Future interfacing with Emerson’s DeltaV and Ovation process control systems is also planned to help process industries eliminate many of the islands of automation within plants that create data silos in organizations and limit their ability to execute digital transformation initiatives and IIoT-driven capital improvements.
The portfolio includes an offering for machine control and discrete applications with products such as PACSystems, PACMotion, VersaMax IO, and QuickPanel+, which will remain standalone technologies for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) machinery and edge applications.