Press Release Summary:
Panel-mounted LCD Touchpad interface enables information retrieval, configuration, tuning, and troubleshooting for flow management systems without external interface. Transreflective/backlit/weather-resistant device identifies installed modules and automatically updates screen accordingly. Working in conjunction with ROCLINK 800 software, unit presents data in charts and graphs and features red alarm LED on bezel, while flashing asterisk on main screen guides screen access.
Original Press Release:
Emerson Adds Versatile New LCD Touchpad Interface to Its FloBoss(TM) Flow Manager Family
LCD Touchpad makes information retrieval, configuration, tuning, and troubleshooting faster and easier than ever.
WATERTOWN, CT (January 5, 2009) - Emerson Process Management has introduced a new easy-to-use panel-mounted LCD Touchpad interface for its FloBoss(TM) Flow Manager family of natural gas and liquid flow computers. The LCD Touchpad makes information retrieval, configuration, tuning, and troubleshooting faster than ever without the need for an external local operator interface. The LCD Touchpad is transreflective for high visibility even in bright sunlight and is backlit for night viewing. It is currently available for the new FloBoss 107 Flow Manager.
The LCD Touchpad is weather resistant and mounts directly to the front of the FloBoss 107's environmental enclosure. It gives users the flexibility to view and enter configuration and operating parameters and perform diagnostics without the need for an external local operator interface, such as a laptop. Users can browse through lists or screens and enter numeric values by simply touching the screen. Access is controlled by personal identification numbers and security levels that are assigned in ROCLINK(TM) 800.
The LCD Touchpad identifies the type of module installed in each module slot. As modules are added or changed, the graphical display automatically updates and provides the appropriate configuration information for each module.
Operators can easily detect and troubleshoot integrity and alarm conditions when using the LCD Touchpad. This is the first product of its kind to provide device-guided diagnostics to assist operators in troubleshooting and problem solving. The first notice of a problem is a red alarm LED located on the unit's bezel that illuminates whenever an alarm or integrity condition occurs. Simultaneously, a flashing asterisk (*) on the main screen identifies the next screen to access. The flashing asterisk continues on each successive screen until the exact integrity or alarm problem is identified.
The LCD Touchpad works in conjunction with the Dynamic Interface feature of ROCLINK 800, the configuration software used with the FloBoss 107. Dynamic Interface offers a new way of graphically configuring the FloBoss 107 and provides enhanced diagnosis of integrity and alarm conditions, the same as the LCD Touchpad. This commonality between user interfaces makes operation of the FloBoss 107 simpler, faster, and consistent.
A powerful charting capability lets users graph real-time and historical data. The graphical presentation of data gives operators information they need to monitor, adjust, and troubleshoot their process quickly and easily while on-site. Hourly and daily historical data may be configured for charting.
Learn more about the LCD Touchpad and other Remote Automation Solutions from Emerson Process Management at http://www.EmersonProcess.com/Remote.
About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the water and wastewater, chemical, oil and gas, refining, power, pulp and paper, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other industries. Remote Automation Solutions (www.emersonprocess.com/Remote), a division of Emerson, is the leading worldwide supplier of flow computers, remote automation units, presets, instruments, and engineered services for the oil, gas, water, wastewater, and process industries. Remote Automaton Solutions products and systems are an example of Emerson's combining of superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management, and maintenance services. Emerson brands include PlantWeb®, Fisher®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Daniel®, DeltaV(TM), Ovation®, and AMS® Suite.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to create innovative solutions for customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2008 were $24.8 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
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