Product Spotlight - Water: Technology enables plants to utilize more data

Product Spotlight - Water: Technology enables plants to utilize more data

Plant downtime and unplanned maintenance activities are major challenges. That’s why connecting field instruments unleashes enormous potential to improve plant performance. #empowerthefield, the Industry 4.0 program from Endress+Hauser, raises digitalization projects to a new level.

Industry 4.0, which encompasses IIoT and smart manufacturing, marries physical production and operations with smart digital technology, machine learning, and big data to create a more holistic and better-connected ecosystem.

“As a technology leader in plant and process automation with seven decades of experience, we work together with our customers and technology partners to tap into the new value chain opportunities that Industry 4.0 affords,” says Matthias Altendorf, CEO of the Endress+Hauser Group. “We help customers utilize their process and instrument data in order to improve availability, reliability and efficiency at their plants.”

Intelligent measurement instruments collect considerable amounts of data at the field level. Nevertheless, 97% of this information remains unused, although it serves as the raw data for Industry 4.0. #empowerthefield ensures that plant operators can exploit the potential of this data. The Netilion cloud-based ecosystem provides a simple way for operators to initiate their digitization projects. Field-proven solutions packages create a digital twin of the installed base and make it remotely available. Users monitor the condition of the instruments with Netilion, making predictive maintenance possible, thus leading to process optimization, increased plant availability and reduced costs.

“In the future, we want to be able to support our customers along the entire chain, from R&D and product and process development to production and quality control,” says Altendorf. “With the new optical analysis instruments, the same instruments and technologies can be employed from the lab to process, thus providing comparable measurement values.”

The laser analysis technology from Endress+Hauser, based on Raman spectroscopy, supplies precise analysis data in real time regarding the chemical composition of the media. The Raman analysis instruments and probes for the chemical and life sciences industries are optimized for solids, liquids and gases. A global network of highly qualified service technicians is responsible for the maintenance, technical support and performance optimization of the Raman analysis systems. Additionally, Cerabar and Deltabar pressure and differential transmitters are designed for charting a path to Industry 4.0, providing documented verification and creating a basis for predictive maintenance. 888-363-7377; www.us.endress.com



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