Author: Manish Bhandari, Group President – Fluid & Motion Control at Emerson
Emerson is a world leader in fluid automation technologies for process and industrial applications, and to strengthen our ability to provide solutions within discrete and hybrid automation markets, the company has acquired AVENTICS, itself a global leader, and a provider of smart pneumatic technologies for powering machine and factory automation applications.
Customers are increasingly seeking partners who can keep pace with evolving technology to help them find an edge in increasingly competitive end markets. As such, technologies that used to reside within fluid control or pneumatics markets independently have begun to converge, bringing a need for greater innovation.
Supporting customers across process, hybrid and discrete automation markets is extremely important to Emerson, highlighted by the investment we have made in our new, world-class product development center at Florham Park, USA or the numerous product innovations such as the ASCO Series 580 CHARM, IO-Link enabled valves or 500-series valve manifold with G3 electronic fieldbus. Emerson helps companies within these industries, not only simplifying commissioning processes, but also by delivering actionable data, that can help increase machine availability and performance.
AVENTICS technologies build upon and strengthens Emerson’s capabilities and solutions in discrete and hybrid automation markets, including food and beverage, packaging, automotive and medical equipment. Emerson’s expanded offering creates one of the broadest portfolios of fluid control and pneumatic devices that incorporate sensing and monitoring capabilities to improve system uptime and performance, enhance safety and optimize energy usage. These technologies reinforce Emerson’s extensive investment and leadership in improving operations through digitalization, pervasive sensing and asset health monitoring.
A major challenge for discrete manufacturing and hybrid applications is the need to launch new products in a shorter time frame to stay ahead of competition and maximize profitability. Increasingly complex manufacturing processes and fewer internal engineering resources inhibits the ability to keep pace in today’s market. By fully understanding the industries and individual application requirements, Emerson can advise customers on implementing the most appropriate solutions that will reduce project timelines, increase availability and lower total cost of ownership.
By offering the industry’s widest range of products and solutions, we can satisfy customer’s complete fluid automation needs across the operation, helping to streamline procurement, reduce complexity and ensure fast delivery. Emerson’s AVENTICS industry experts will play a key role in helping customers solve fluid automation challenges across the widest range of applications, removing complexity and ensuring projects are delivered with speed.
AVENTICS will also provide Emerson with additional experience and expertise critical to digitalization of discrete manufacturing, including predictive maintenance through solutions like the Smart Pneumatics Monitor (SPM).
Emerson also aims to develop and provide disruptive technologies that make measurable business improvements for our customers. AVENTICS, has five state-of-the-art manufacturing and development facilities located around the world and these will help Emerson increase the introduction of innovative technologies. These facilities will also further support Emerson’s aim to serve our customers from the regions they manufacture.
Equally important is being able to support customers by being easy to work with, providing fast delivery, responding quickly to individual needs, meeting customer challenges and offering local support wherever projects may be located. AVENTICS will further strengthen our capability, helping Emerson to become the most capable global provider of fluid automation technologies and ideally placed to help manufacturers meet their business goals.
From Jim: To learn more about AVENTICS pneumatic solutions, visit the AVENTICS section of Emerson.com.