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Emerson provides free licences to enhance real-time control using WirelessHART to improve control system dependability

December 2014 News

Emerson Process Management has licensed royalty-free patent rights for its PIDPlus wireless PID controller technology to improve real-time control performance, simplify tuning, and inherently protect against system failures across all control systems. The licences will be provided through the HART Communication Foundation, the independent organisation that provides global support for the application of HART technology.

WirelessHART measurement and actuator devices with a DCS

PIDPlus can be custom created on most existing automation systems and has been a standard feature of Emerson’s DeltaV for more than four years. Within the DeltaV system, PIDPlus enables effective and reliable control using WirelessHART communication that is optimised for improved battery life.

Peter Zornio (left) and Ted Masters discuss how free licences will enable reliable control using WirelessHART communication.
Peter Zornio (left) and Ted Masters discuss how free licences will enable reliable control using WirelessHART communication.

According to Ted Masters, president of the HART Communication Foundation, “We are pleased to offer PIDPlus technology to our broader membership as another step to advance the capability of WirelessHART toward reliable real-time control. Contributions such as these from our member companies continue to push HART Communication Protocol to cutting edge technology to the benefit of the entire process automation industry.”

“WirelessHART has undergone rapid adoption, across a variety of industries. This technology provides greater confidence and performance when using wireless for more critical applications,” explained Peter Zornio, chief strategic officer, Emerson Process Management. “We are strong believers in standards organisations that provide open platforms for interoperability, thereby enabling users to optimise their technology investments.”

For more information contact Ron Raubenheimer, Emerson Process Management, +27 (0)11 451 3700, ron.raubenheimer@emerson.com, www.emersonprocess.com



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