EtherNet/IP connectivity offers seamless and transparent data flow and sharing
Endress+Hauser is helping its users address the future needs of their processing systems with the introduction of EtherNet/IP communication capability into two of its most popular and widely used process meters.
Thanks to EtherNet/IP’s transparent connectivity, the company’s Promass 83 mass flow meters and Promag 53 volume flow meters can now provide both operational and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) data from field level all the way up to enterprise level, without the need for additional gateways or data translation solutions.
According to Dion Bouwer, Product Manager Platforms responsible for System Integration and Fieldbus Systems at Endress+Hauser Flowtec AG: “This data, which can be collected manually or automatically, is vital for companies wishing to accurately and effectively assess the long-term Overall Equipment Efficiency (or OEE) of their plant and installations; while also having easy access to day-to-day operational data at the enterprise level. With Ethernet being the backbone of virtually all contemporary IT infrastructures, this also helps the units address any future-proofing concerns that customers may have.”
Both units can connect seamlessly with RSLogix 5000 via Level 3 Add-On Profiles (AOPs), making programming, integration and commissioning easier as well.
The Promass 83 sensors – the world’s first Coriolis flow measurement system with this output option – allow multiple process variables to be measured at the same time, including: mass flow, density, temperature and even viscosity. Proven in real-world applications, the sensors offer long-term stability and easy fit-and-forget installation. They are insensitive to pipe vibrations and external pipe forces and do not require inlet or outlet runs. Measuring accuracy is typically ±0.1%, optionally ±0.05% (mass, liquids).
The company’s Promag 53 sensors – the world’s first electromagnetic flow measurement system with this output option – can measure most liquids with a minimum conductivity of 5μS/cm. Like the Promass 83, they offer easy, fit-and-forget installation, long-term stability and are proven in real-world applications. Measuring accuracy is ±0.2% o.r. ±2 mm/s and repeatability is ±0.1% o.r. ± 0.5mm/s.
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