Software analyzes health of mechanical equipment.

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AMS(TM) Machinery Health Manager v4.81 utilizes online and portable vibration, oil analysis, and infrared thermography to support optimum maintenance decisions and plant availability. It is fully integrated with AMS Suite: Asset Portal, which unifies data on condition of equipment and automates flow of information to those that run business. Through AMS Asset Portal, managers can view current and historical data on condition of assets to expedite decision-making.

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Emerson's New Software Integrates Machinery Health Into Unified Asset Optimization Offering

Machinery Health Manager v4.81 works in harmony with Emerson's new AMS(TM) Suite: Asset Portal.

KNOXVILLE, TENN (November 25, 2003) - Emerson Process Management today announced an enhanced version of AMS(TM) Suite: Machinery Health Manager software that provides comprehensive health analysis of mechanical equipment. The new software uses technologies including online and portable vibration, oil analysis and infrared thermography to support optimum maintenance decisions and maximum plant availability.

AMS Machinery Manager version 4.81 (previously known as RBMware) is fully integrated with Emerson's new AMS Suite: Asset Portal that unifies data on the condition of mechanical equipment, process equipment, instruments and valves, and automates the flow of information to those who run the business. Through the AMS Asset Portal, managers can view current and historical data on the condition of their assets to expedite decision-making.

The enhanced AMS Machinery Manager also incorporates new tools for vibration analysis and oil analysis by turning data into valuable information regarding the health of plant machinery. Features of the updated software include support for the new 2130 RBMConsultant PRO Analyzer with a new communication program for job-based data for the advanced cross channel application; a new vibration analyst report module; and the addition of OPC tags within the 4500 Series online vibration monitor.

The new AMS Suite: Asset Portal leverages the latest in web technology, making asset information from multiple plant locations easily accessible via the intranet.

For more information regarding AMS Machinery Manager version 4.81, call 865-675-4274 or visit the Machinery Health Management website at

Machinery Health Management technologies are key elements of the PlantWeb® digital plant architecture from Emerson Process Management. PlantWeb automates the flow of information on asset reliability and performance to the people who run the business. To help users apply and use the information, Emerson's Asset Optimization offering combines world-class services with the AMS Suite products to significantly improve process plant reliability. The results include improved process availability, increased productivity, and reduced equipment cost-of-ownership.

About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management (, an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution components in the chemical, oil and gas, pulp and paper, power, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other industries. Emerson's Machinery Health Management business is the world's leading designer, producer, and marketer of condition-monitoring products and services. The company plays a key role in Emerson's mission of combining superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services to help customers achieve the potential of their operations. Emerson's brands include PlantWeb®, Fisher®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, DeltaV(TM), Ovation®, AMS(TM) Suite, CSI, MDC, RBMconsultant®, and RBMware®.

About Emerson
St. Louis-based Emerson ( is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in process control; electronics and telecommunications; industrial automation; heating, ventilating and air conditioning; and appliance and tools. Sales in fiscal 2003 were $14billion.

PlantWeb, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, DeltaV, Ovation, and AMS Suite, RBMconsultant, and RBMware are marks of Emerson Process Management. All other brands or names are property of their respective holders.

Kim Nichols, Emerson Process Management, CSI
1 (865) 675 2400 X2102,

Peter Dossing, Emerson Process Management
1 (512) 832-3162,

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