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Emerson provides free licenses to enhance real-time control using WirelessHART

Emerson Process Management has licensed royalty free patent rights for its PIDPlus wireless PID controller technology to improve real-time control performance, simplify tuning, and inherently protect against system failures across all control systems. The licenses will be provided through the HART Communication Foundation, the independent organization that provides global support for the application of HART technology.


October 10, 2014
By PEM Magazine

WirelessHART measurement and actuator devices with a digital control system (DCS). PIDPlus can be custom created on most existing automation systems and has been a standard feature of Emerson’s DeltaV distributed control system (DCS) for more than four years. Within the DeltaV system, PIDPlus enables effective and reliable control using WirelessHART communication that is optimized for improved battery life.

According to Ted Masters, president of the HART Communication Foundation, “We are pleased to offer PIDPlus technology to our broader membership as another step to advance the capability of WirelessHART toward reliable real-time control. Contributions such as these from our member companies continue to push HART Communication Protocol to cutting edge technology to the benefit of the entire process automation industry.”
“WirelessHART has undergone rapid adoption, across a variety of industries.  This technology provides greater confidence and performance when using wireless for more critical applications,” said Peter Zornio, chief strategic officer, Emerson Process Management. “We are strong believers in standards organizations that provide open platforms for interoperability, thereby enabling users to optimize their technology investments.”
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