- November 07, 2011
- Endress+Hauser, Inc.
November 7, 2011 - Endress+Hauser introduces the Promag 53 electromagnetic flowmeter with EtherNet/IP connectivity for easy integration with the Rockwell Automation PlantPAx process automation system. The Promag 53 flowmeter measures electrically conductive liquids (> 5 µS/cm) and is ideally suited for applications in food and beverage, water and wastewater, and other process industries. The Promag 53 flowmeter features an integrated Web server that allows authorized users to remotely view flow data, conduct diagnostics, configure the flowmeter or perform process optimization. Data can also be securely accessed by higher-level software such as ERP systems, process historians, control loop tuning programs, and asset management systems. By using EtherNet/IP, up to 10 variables can be configured, including volume flow, calculated mass flow and totalized flow for remote access. EtherNet/IP Integration Traditionally, devices measuring and controlling process variables rely on a process instrumentation network to transfer data, while other devices within the plant work on a completely different network. By improving this complex multitier networking strategy with one standard network architecture, namely EtherNet/IP, users have better access to real-time information. This improves the ability to monitor overall performance, troubleshoot out-of-margin conditions and minimize downtime. The Promag 53 flowmeter is pre-engineered to integrate seamlessly with the PlantPAx process automation system, delivering on the commitment by both companies to help users simplify their network architecture, reduce deployment time and facilitate connectivity from the instrumentation level to the business systems level. In addition to EtherNet/IP connectivity, the Promag 53 electromagnetic flowmeter has built-in connectivity to Foundation Fieldbus, Profibus, Modbus and HART. Specifications Promag 53 is designed to measure most liquids with a minimum conductivity of 5 μS/cm, and flow rates up to 1,250 gallons per minute. A minimum conductivity of 20 μS/cm is required for measuring demineralized water. Measuring accuracy is ±0.2 percent or. ±2 millimeters per second, and repeatability is ±0.1 percent or ± 0.5 millimeters per second. The flowmeter operates in temperatures of negative four to 140 degrees Fahrenheit (negative 20 to 60 degrees Celsius) and pressures up to 580 psi, has NEMA 4X or IP 67 protection, has FM/CSA Class I, Division two approval, fulfills EMC requirements according to IEC/EN 61326 and NAMUR NE21, conforms to the requirements of the EU and ACMA directives, and carries the CE and √ marks.