- June 13, 2010
June 13, 2010 ABB introduced its Endura line of analytical transmitters that use its common component platform. This means that the buttons, menus, and display icons in these new products are very similar to the familiar design of current ABB flow, pressure, or temperature instrumentation.The Endura transmitters are easy to configure with no handheld devices or magnets needed to program them. All programming can be accomplished by pushbutton through a glass window.ABB is the first company to successfully market a 2 wire, 24 VDC explosion-proof (Exd) transmitter using capacitive touch technology. The transmitter can be programmed without removing the cover, which avoids any exposure of the internal circuit boards to moisture.The Endura APA592 pH/Redox (ORP) transmitters are designed to be compatible across the range of ABBs existing sensor offering. This makes the Endura transmitter an easy choice for users with different applications across their facility. The transmitters are HART-enabled as standard, to provide complete access to all transmitter parameters from the control room. Supported platforms include both Device Type Manager (DTM) and Electronic Device Description (EDD). Profibus PA and Foundation Fieldbus communication versions will be launched soon.Working with sensors has never been easier. The APA592 pH/Redox (ORP) transmitter has automatic buffer recognition to speed up calibration. The user does not need to program in the buffer values each time the sensor is calibrated. The transmitter can automatically recognize PT100, PT1000, and 3K Balco Temperature sensors in both two wire and three wire designs. A user can simply wire up the sensor and power up the transmitter, which will detect the style of temperature sensor connected.ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 117,000 people.