Strategic alliance reduces engineering and integration costs

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Rockwell Automation and Endress+Hauser to demonstrate integration advantages of strategic alliance at Gastech 

Rockwell Automation’s PlantPAx process automation system together with Endress+Hauser instruments will demonstrate how to deliver value-added differentiation across integrated control at this year’s Gastech Conference and Exhibition on 8-11th October 2012 at ExCel, London. The two companies will showcase the advantages of true plant-wide control and the pre-tested interoperability at their combined stand, B38 in the main hall.

Rockwell Automation’s considerable offering across integrated control, power and safety is enhanced by its continued relationship with Endress+Hauser. A relationship that has led to:

  • Increased safety integrity and reliability
  • Reduced operational risk
  • Reduced engineering and commissioning time
  • Reduced maintenance expenses

Engineers from both companies will be on hand at the stand at Gastech, to explain how a skilled team of world-class project managers,  can deliver leading solutions from engineering design through to lifetime support. They’ll also be available to discuss how to maximise productivity, minimise lifecycle cost and improve safety for people, plant and environment.

At the heart of the Rockwell Automation offering, with complete integration of Endress+Hauser instrumentation, such as the Promass 83F Coriolis flowmeter, is the single, flexible, integrated plantwide process control solution, PlantPAx. To address the current demands of the industry- affordable energy, stringent government regulation and rising costs, PlantPAx helps optimise production and improve levels of control, availability and reliability. Recognising customers’ need for greater flexibility and scalability, it is also designed so that it can be fitted to specific requirements, from few I/O to thousands and in a variety of configurations including process Skids.

Integrated Solutions: PlantPAx is a single platform solution which allows technologies to communicate through one integrated system network using one common language, allowing for transparent flow of information. One major advantage of this is that it allows the customer to choose the network that best fits the application and mix the functionality as required - all through the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) - thus enabling the integration of all components in a system in a seamless flow of data.

The common language and transparent flow of information can enhance:

  • Enterprise Information Systems
  • Asset Performance Management
  • Predictive Modelling
  • Distributed Process Control
  • Safety and Critical Control
  • Integrated Motor Control for Low and Medium Voltage systems
  • Compressor and Turbine Machinery Control
  • Condition Monitoring and Protection
  • Single Solution, Single Network

Simplicity, efficiency and reliability are all benefits of using a single, integrated platform. Rather than running different control systems for various plant technologies, increasing the risk of both human and system errors, the PlantPAx system manages everything from a single source and increases productivity, performance and profitability.

Lowest installed cost: The exceptional PlantPAx integrated control and safety technology coupled with Rockwell Automation engineers’ experience in designing solutions that are space saving and simple to use, reduces engineering and integration costs while improving productivity, providing forward looking Oil and Gas companies with reduced installed cost, enhanced product lifecycle and minimal space requirements.

Lifetime support: Rockwell Automation takes pride in providing customers with the exceptional support throughout the lifetime of installed products and beyond.

Using an extensive network of global offices, the Rockwell Automation Solutions Group provides in-country support to customers through local specialist engineering teams. Rockwell Automation engineers have expertise in their field and years of experience in designing and installing integrated systems against tight timescales and to specialist criteria. They can support customers through the whole process from initial consultation through to installation and ongoing maintenance.