Electromagnetic Flowmeter features EtherNet/IP connectivity.
November 8, 2011 -
Integrating with Rockwell Automation PlantPAx process automation system, Promag 53 measures electrically conductive liquids with minimum conductivity of 5 µS/cm and flow rates to 1,250 gpm. Integrated Web server allows authorized users to remotely view flow data, conduct diagnostics, configure flowmeter, or perform process optimization. By using EtherNet/IP, up to 10 variables can be configured, including volume flow, calculated mass flow, and totalized flow for remote access.
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Endress + Hauser Inc.
2350 Endress Place
Greenwood, IN, 46143
Electromagnetic Flowmeter Features EtherNet/IP Connectivity
Endress+Hauser Promag 53 flowmeter with EtherNet/IP is easily configured, monitored and diagnosed by Rockwell Automation PlantPAx process system
MILWAUKEE and GREENWOOD, Ind., - 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.
"The Promag 53 flowmeter is engineered to integrate seamlessly with the PlantPAx process automation system via a downloadable Level 3 Add-on Profile," says Jerry Stevens, flow product manager, Endress+Hauser. "The integration is as simple as using a USB stick and, due to its plug-and-play nature, the integration can be copied and pasted so that the initial work is done only once."
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.
Companies have a growing need to capture instrumentation data and leverage it across the production enterprise," says Steve Pulsifer, market development director, Process Business, Rockwell Automation. "With the recent EtherNet/IP investments from Endress+Hauser, coupled with the PlantPAx system enhancements, we are helping customers address this need."
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.
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.
About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 21,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.
The Endress+Hauser Group is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. With over 8,500 employees worldwide, the group generates annual net sales of more than 1.3 billion euros. Company-owned sales centers and a network of partners guarantee competent worldwide support. Production centers in 11 countries meet customers' requirements quickly and effectively. Endress+Hauser provides sensors, instruments, systems and services for level, flow, pressure and temperature measurement, as well as liquid analysis and data acquisition. As a successful family-owned business, Endress+Hauser is set for continued independence and self-reliance in the future.
About the Strategic Alliance
Formed in December 2004, the strategic alliance between Rockwell Automation and Endress+Hauser was established to address the challenges manufacturers face when integrating advanced instrumentation into a plantwide process control system, using Endress+Hauser's market-leading measurement devices and the Rockwell Automation integrated control and information architecture. With preferred integration between the Endress+Hauser spectrum of process instruments (including level, flow, pressure, temperature and analytical) and the Rockwell Automation plantwide control system, the alliance is committed to delivering integrated solutions for process and discrete applications.
For more information:
o To download Add-on Profiles visit: http://www.us.endress.com/#products/ethernet-ip-eds
o To learn more about the Endress+Hauser and Rockwell Automation strategic alliance visit: http://www.rockwellautomation.com/partners/eh.html
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