Plant downtime and unplanned maintenance activities are major challenges in the chemical industry. Connecting field instruments unlocks enormous potential for improving plant performance. #empowerthefield, Endress+Hauser’s Industry 4.0 program, takes digitization projects to a new level.
“As a technology leader in factory and process automation with seven decades of experience, we work with our customers and technology partners to exploit the new value chain opportunities that Industry 4.0 offers,” said Matthias Altendorf, CEO of Endress+Hauser Group. . “We help customers use their process and instrument data to improve the availability, reliability and efficiency of their plants.”
The path to digitalization for plant operators
Intelligent measuring instruments collect massive amounts of data at the field level. Nevertheless, 97% of this information remains unused, although it serves as raw data for Industry 4.0.
#empowerthefield enables plant operators to harness the potential of this data. The cloud-based Netilion ecosystem offers operators a simple way to launch their digitization projects. Field-proven solution packages create a digital twin of the installed base and make it available remotely. Users monitor instrument status with Netilion, making predictive maintenance possible, leading to process optimization, increased plant uptime and reduced costs.
From lab to process
Endress+Hauser offers new optical methods for online measurement of quality parameters. “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,” Altendorf explained.
With the new optical analysis instruments, the same instruments and technologies can be used from the laboratory to the process, thus providing comparable measurement values.
Based on Raman spectroscopy, Endress+Hauser’s laser analysis technology provides accurate, real-time analysis data regarding the chemical composition of media. Raman analysis instruments and probes for the chemical and life science industries are optimized for solids, liquids and gases. A worldwide network of highly trained service technicians is responsible for the maintenance, technical support and performance optimization of Raman analysis systems.
Keeping a Finger on the Pulse of Measurements
Smart sensors that perform self-monitoring around the clock – that’s what Heartbeat Technology, Endress+Hauser’s diagnostic and verification concept, has to offer. Built-in diagnostic, verification and monitoring functions provide comprehensive sensor and process data, enabling standardized diagnostic notifications with clear instructions on what action to take. As a result, predictive maintenance is possible with little effort. Thanks to Heartbeat Technology, plant operators can reduce their maintenance costs to a minimum.
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