Visitors to this year’s Hannover Messe (23–27 April 2018 in Hanover, Germany) can learn how Endress+Hauser helps its customers implement their Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) strategies. By using smart sensors, solutions and services in specific process scenarios to demonstrate that these applications are ready for the IIoT, Endress+Hauser’s goal is to work together with its customers and technology partners to unlock digitalisation’s new potential.
Smart sensors make digitalisation possible Parallel to the measurement values, Endress+Hauser field instruments feature the connectivity required to transmit diagnostic information, such as the data generated by Heartbeat Technology, to the cloud. Communication is carried out via an integrated WiFi/Bluetooth module or WirelessHART, thus eliminating the need to disrupt existing process control systems. For new installations, digital communication occurs directly via OPC-UA or an industrial Ethernet technology such as PROFINET or Ethernet/IP. An edge device simplifies cloud solution connectivity.
Innovations for the future Apart from digitalisation, this year’s exhibit will focus on new products and other innovations. Functional enhancements to Heartbeat Technology enable the concrete implementation of predictive maintenance. TrustSens, the world’s first self-calibrating temperature sensor, offers users a high degree of process reliability and system availability thanks to automated, inline self-calibration. For users who need cost-effective measurement instruments for basic applications, Endress+Hauser offers Picomag, a ‘pocket-sized’ flowmeter that features simple (Bluetooth) operation and system integration, such as with I/O-Link, at an attractive price.
Automation, services and e-commerce Endress+Hauser offers tailored solutions and services for every phase of the life cycle, from measurement point design, automation system programming and SIL-based commissioning, to on-site calibration and training. In order to optimise the measurement instrument order process, making it more customer- and future-oriented, Endress+Hauser has also added integrated online shop functions to its website to augment the existing e-commerce solutions.
Visit the People for Process Automation in hall 11, booth C43, and experience all of the innovations first-hand. We look forward to many interesting discussions.