Discrete and Process Automation

Emerson to unveil new approach to discrete automation at Hannover Messe 2023

06 April 2023

Emerson will exhibit advanced, discrete automation solutions, from the factory floor to the cloud, at Hannover Messe. Visitors to Hall 6, Stand C57 during April 17 through April 21 can view the Discrete Automation portfolio of ASCO, AVENTICS, Branson, Movicon, PACEdge and PACSystems, as well as CoreTigo solutions. Emerson experts will show attendees how to access and harness critical data of their machines, production lines or their full production plant. Through live demonstrations and visioning sessions, visitors will learn how using these technologies to get essential insights will help them drive continuous improvement throughout their operations and make processes more productive, smarter and more sustainable.

In addition to its advanced solutions, Emerson will also present on how monitoring utilities such as compressed air can help companies achieve net-zero goals. During the presentation, Emerson’s product manager for industrial internet of things (IIoT) applications, Eugenio F. da Silvo Neto, will share the impact compressed air consumption has on a company’s net-zero goals. He will outline compressed air monitoring solutions and why these solutions are critical to achieving a company’s sustainability targets.

Hannover Messe attendees can join the 1:45 p.m. session on Friday, April 21 at the Energy 4.0 Conference Stage (Hall 12, Stand D35).

Product highlights

The award-winning AVENTICS Series Advanced Valve (AV) system with Advanced Electronic System (AES) is the first pneumatic valve system with an integrated Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture (OPC UA). The AES helps interoperability challenges and accesses data more easily, while the digital twin integration improves productivity efficiency and reduces costs. In 2022, the AVENTICS Series AV system with Advanced AES won an Endeavor IDEA! Award, earned silver in the LEAP Awards and was named a finalist for the NED Innovation Awards.

AVENTICS Series AF2 Flow Sensors have helped plants around the world successfully reduce compressed air consumption and improve energy efficiency. By monitoring air consumption in pneumatic systems, AF2 sensors enable rapid intervention if leaks occur, helping optimize energy consumption, reach net-zero targets, prevent machine downtime and reduce costs. Emerson now offers a high flow model of this advanced sensor that propels compressed air monitoring beyond individual machines to benefit larger air lines and systems. This expanded capability allows users to easily optimize energy consumption across an entire packaging facility and improve overall plant sustainability.

Multimedia monitoring solutions, including CoreTigo wireless communication, analyze water, compressed air, gases, electricity, steam (WAGES) and other utilities. The Edge Analytics Dashboard measures efficiency, optimizes productivity and avoids or reduces downtime. Emerson experts will demonstrate the multimedia monitoring cabinet solution and the insights it offers, which will support meeting sustainability goals.

Movicon.NExT HMI/supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) is a highly modular, highly scalable platform that goes beyond SCADA to solve automation problems for both CPGs and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), from the single machine level to a complete plantwide IIoT project implementation. Among Movicon.NExT modules, Movicon Pro.Lean provides performance data and analytics for evaluations of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and Movicon Pro.Energy measures and tracks consumption, while the advanced Movicon NExT.AR solves operational problems through visualization tools that allow personnel to evaluate previously unreachable equipment. For maximum flexibility, Emerson also provides Movicon WebHMI, an HTML5-based visualization tool that can be used as a stand-alone HMI product running on Windows or Linux operator panels, or as a Web Client for Movicon.NExT SCADA applications, as well as Connext, an industrial protocol gateway.

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Industrial edge software and solutions help analyze and solve problems where they occur — at the machine edge. PACSystems Edge Solutions is the most advanced portfolio of edge computing and control systems and includes edge hardware and software that help significantly simplify problem-solving at the machine level and allow easy, cost-effective analytics and communication at the edge. PACSystems Edge Solutions includes the true edge controllers, edge computing devices and compact controllers and leverage Movicon.NExT, WebHMI, Connext OPC UA server and the PACEdge platforms in optimized software packages to provide powerful and flexible connectivity and visualization and a cloud-enabled toolset. PACSystems makes the move to the edge easy.

The PACSystems RSTi-EP CPE200 compact controller family delivers large programmable logic controller (PLC) capability in a compact, rugged design that allows quick and easy IIoT implementation without sacrificing performance. It provides security-by-design, open programming and open communications built in, significantly reducing cost and complexity. A range of advanced features come standard, such as OPC UA communication over high-speed 1-Gb Ethernet and C programming capabilities, plus the advantages of Emerson support. In addition, it includes analytics, is IIoT-ready and features future-proofing packaging and process systems for new technologies or existing equipment.

The Branson GSX-E1 ultrasonic welder, and the advanced automation systems it enables, helps manufacturers improve efficiency and reach sustainability goals. Controls automatically monitor critical weld parameters in real time, delivering actionable performance and diagnostic data to help determine OEE, enable traceability and optimize maintenance. The welder’s market-leading encryption technology ensures data integrity and security. Compared to joining techniques like heat sealing, adhesives or mechanical fasteners, ultrasonic welders like the Branson GSX-E1 use less electricity, require no consumable materials and yield less waste, cutting assembly-line carbon footprints.

In addition to the Discrete Automation booth, Emerson will have other booths throughout Hannover Messe:
-Emerson Hydrogen — Hall 13, Booth D36

-Emerson Employer Branding — Convention Center, Aisle

-CoreTigo — Hall 14, Booth H06

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