Emerson unveils Plantweb IoT platform enhancements at 2017 Emerson Global Users Exchange

Emerson unveils Plantweb IoT platform enhancements at 2017 Emerson Global Users Exchange

October 9, 2017 – As manufacturers accelerate digital transformation and workforce evolution, today Emerson unveiled significant enhancements to its Plantweb digital ecosystem, an Industrial IoT automation platform.

A 2017 Industry Week survey of manufacturing leaders revealed more than 60 percent of those surveyed indicated active pilot projects in IIoT, but only five percent identified clear business objectives at the heart of their programs. Of the 205 industry executives responding, 34 percent stated that lack of clear technology strategy was a barrier while 61 percent confirmed that a scalable approach to investment is preferred.

Built on the foundation of process control and safety systems, Plantweb expands on existing automation infrastructure to make the promise of Industrial IoT scalable and achievable, with a portfolio of Pervasive Sensing technologies, a suite of analytical software tools, secure data infrastructure devices and expert services.

During the 2017 Emerson Global Users Exchange event in Minneapolis, Emerson introduced enhancements to the Plantweb digital ecosystem portfolio, including:

Pervasive Sensing: Emerson’s Pervasive Sensing is the foundation of the Plantweb digital ecosystem, providing visibility into process performance and asset health, so experts have the information needed to drive operational improvements. This network of sensing, measuring and monitoring technologies features more than 50 wireless devices for temperature, pressure, corrosion, vibration, acoustic and more. The portfolio has been expanded to include the new wireless Rosemount 928 toxic gas and Therm-o-Disc Power Meter monitoring products.

Secure First Mile: As global adoption of Industrial IoT increases demand for robust cybersecurity strategies, Emerson’s Secure First Mile provides secure transfer of actionable data from Operational Technology (OT) systems to authorized internet-based applications, services or mobile users. Emerson’s data-security portfolio has been enhanced through certification by ISA Secure, the industry standard for secure systems deployment. Additionally, to accelerate adoption of new service relationships like Emerson’s Connected Services, the Plantweb Secure First Mile works with a variety of standard security models to integrate with customer IT infrastructure to create a secure connection best suited to the existing technology architecture. This includes cloud-to-cloud or direct Edge connection to field level sensor and instruments via Azure IoT technology.

Plantweb Insight: Emerson’s Plantweb Insight is a web-based software platform that helps users make sense of plant data by leveraging Pervasive Sensing technologies and pre-built analytics to provide relevant-time monitoring and identification of abnormal situations for specific asset classes. Plantweb Insight now includes applications for air-cooled heat exchangers, corrosion, heat exchangers, network management and pressure relief devices.

Plantweb Advisor: Emerson’s Plantweb Advisor Suite is a scalable set of software applications that utilize deeper analytics to provide reliability and energy specialists with critical information about equipment health and efficiency as well as energy consumption and emissions. Originally introduced as the Energy Advisor, Health Advisor and Performance Advisor applications, the Plantweb Advisor suite has been expanded to provide analytics applications for metrology and mining.

Always Aware: Formerly known as Always Mobile, Emerson’s new Always Aware suite of solutions builds on previous mobility capabilities, expanding them to focus on delivering role-based, relevant-time information and alerts to plant personnel, regardless of locations, enabling collaboration and driving actions to improve asset and process performance. Updates include RFID asset management tags and AMS ARESintegration with various interfaces such as AMS Device Manager, AMS Machinery Manager, Plantweb Insight and Plantweb Advisor.

Foundational Solutions:The underpinning of modern plant automation, these technologies provide the core process control and safety systems critical to plant operations. Enhancements to Plantweb include the DeltaV Live Operator interface, which utilizes Human Centered Design principles to integrate thousands of data points in the plant and improve control system functionality with a more efficient, intuitive interface that can be used in project design as well as daily operations.

To help customers understand the impact these new technologies can have on personnel productivity and organizational effectiveness, Emerson brought the next-generation digital workforce to life with the “Digital Workforce Experience” during Emerson Exchange. The role-based simulation demonstrated firsthand how various manufacturing roles are evolving and the impact they have on business performance.

 

About Emerson

Emerson is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets.  Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. 

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