Product News: Controls & Controllers
Wireless Position Monitor offers on/off valve control.
Press Release Summary:
November 13, 2012 - Providing WirelessHART automation solution, Fisher® 4320 Wireless Position Monitor with On/Off Control Output Option enables users to achieve wireless discrete valve control with linkage-less position feedback for quarter turn valves. System provides 5-10 year SmartPower™ battery life and is fully compatible with existing Smart Wireless self-organizing mesh networks.
Original Press Release
Emerson Introduces Wireless Position Monitor with On/Off Control for Discrete Valves
Press release date: October 30, 2012
MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA - Emerson Process Management has expanded its Smart Wireless solutions family with the release of the Fisher® 4320 Wireless Position Monitor with On/Off Control Output Option - the first and only WirelessHART valve automation solution that includes linkage-less position feedback and discrete valve control.
Most process plants have thousands of discrete valves that are manually operated. From customers surveyed, 90% have had valve alignment issues in the past 12 months, resulting in spills, lost batches, and safety incidents. These customers are automating discrete valves each year; however the wiring costs of traditional automation prevent many from being converted from manual to automated control.
The Fisher 4320 Wireless Position Monitor with On/Off Control Output Option changes the economics of automating discrete valves as an alternative to solenoids and limit switches. By eliminating the need for wires, the project cost and project time are reduced by minimizing engineering time, materials, control system I/O, and installation labor. For simplicity, traditional quarter turn valves and pneumatic actuators are used - only air is needed to automate a valve. Wireless valve solutions from Fisher install and commission quickly, providing users with a cost-effective way to achieve real-time discrete valve control with position feedback.
Like other devices in the Emerson wireless family, the Fisher 4320 has secure and reliable performance, a 5 to 10 year SmartPower™ battery life, and is fully compatible with existing Smart Wireless self-organizing mesh networks.
About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management (http://www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb™, Syncade™, DeltaV™, Fisher®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Daniel™, Ovation™, and AMS Suite.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2011 were $24.2 billion. For more information, visit http://www.Emerson.com.
John Wells, Emerson Process Management
1 (641) 754-3288, John.Wells@Emerson.com