Process and manufacturing organisations are increasingly harnessing advanced industrial software technologies to drive their journey to digital transformation and help them achieve their business and sustainability targets. With our extensive portfolio of innovative software solutions and renowned expertise, Emerson is the ideal partner to help companies implement data management and control architectures that provide them with actionable insights, leading to significant operational improvements.
An excellent example of software supporting improved decision-making is our Plantweb Optics data management platform. Digital communications and smart sensing provide organisations with access to vast amounts of data on everything from process control to asset health, safety and emissions, but prioritising the most critical information can prove challenging. Plantweb Optics securely and efficiently collects, aggregates, contextualises and analyses operational data from manufacturing, process control and IT systems and transforms it into actionable information, with alerts and key performance indicators delivered to the right decision-makers on any device. By enabling companies to gain unprecedented insight into operational performance at the enterprise level to help increase efficiency, reduce risk and drive profitability, Plantweb Optics is transforming data management.
Asset health monitoring technologies are vital in the process and manufacturing industries because they help to identify developing issues in equipment before they lead to a costly failure. These technologies can produce vast amounts of data, which can make it difficult to diagnose a fault when a problem arises. However, Emerson provides powerful but easy-to-use software solutions that analyse aggregated data from multiple monitoring technologies, providing early diagnosis of developing issues and enabling the root cause to be identified as quickly as possible.
Among these solutions is the AMS Machine Works machinery health management platform, which combines predictive maintenance techniques with comprehensive vibration analysis tools to provide a clear view of the health of rotating assets such as pumps, turbines, motors, centrifuges and fans. AMS Machine Works provides a single software application and database into which information from a variety of Emerson health monitoring technologies can be collected, thereby significantly reducing complexity and enabling organisations to view all their asset health information in one location.
Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems enable companies to gather and analyse real-time data from remote assets. The operational data gathered from these remote assets has traditionally been managed by on-premises systems. However, Emerson’s Zedi cloud-based SCADA platform provides a modern alternative that gives organisations the power to maximise the value of their data, helping to drive improved business decisions. Zedi is a software-as-a-service model that can be accessed from any device, at any time, via a web browser. Storing your data on the Zedi cloud platform provides a wide range of benefits, including mobility and flexibility, high levels of security, and continuous 24/7 support from Emerson experts, if required.
To demonstrate how innovative software solutions such as these and many more can help companies increase their plant’s efficiency, uptime, safety and profitability, Emerson is hosting a series of free Innovation Days across Europe throughout 2022. The Innovation Days feature a broad range of presentations from Emerson industry experts, and will provide delegates with guidance on how to combine the software technologies and expertise that best suit their organisation’s specific requirements.
The Innovation Days are aimed at management, project and operations personnel, engineers and maintenance specialists. A feature of the events will be interactive hands-on demonstrations showing how to improve operations through better visibility to key operational data and prioritising the most critical information. Delegates will also be able to explore pervasive sensing technologies in a 3D virtual plant tour, have the opportunity to network with their peers, and discuss specific application challenges.
The Innovation Days will be held in more than 20 different countries and presented in the local language. Dates include:
- Germany, Austria and Switzerland from April 26th to May 5th.
- Estonia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia from May 10th to 24th.
- The UK and Ireland from June 7th to 23rd.
- Belgium and the Netherlands from June 28th to July 5th.
- France from September 5th to 9th.
- Italy from October 11th to 13th.
For a full calendar of events and to pre-register, visit Emerson.com/InnovationDay