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Emerson to buy General Electric’s Intelligent Platforms business
December 2018, News


Emerson has announced that it has agreed to acquire Intelligent Platforms, a division of General Electric. Intelligent Platforms’ programmable logic controller (PLC) technology will enable Emerson to provide its customers broader control and management of their operations.

The acquisition expands opportunities for Emerson in machine control and discrete applications across process industries such as metals and mining, life sciences, food and beverage and packaging. By interfacing Intelligent Platforms’ PLC technology with Emerson’s leading distributed control systems, customers will be able to connect ‘islands of automation’ within the plant to enhance performance, safety and reliability.

Both Emerson and Intelligent Platforms are focused on leveraging automation technologies to drive digital transformation. Intelligent Platforms recently developed a new family of cloud-connected controllers and devices to enable smarter plants, a strong complement to Emerson’s focus on digital transformation and the IIoT through its Plantweb digital ecosystem.


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