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Endress+Hauser moving ahead with digitalisation

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The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has huge potential: predictive maintenance, asset information management and device configuration are just some examples of the opportunities that digitalisation has in store for companies. Endress+Hauser is driving IIoT forward through products, solutions and by working with partners.

The advantages of digitalisation in the process industry can already be seen clearly. Since increased networking opens up new opportunities in process optimisation and enhances plant efficiency, Endress+Hauser is continuously increasing its offerings in order to extend its customers’ productivity and system availability.

With Memosens, Endress+Hauser introduced a sensor technology for liquid analysis in various industries, including energy. Memosens sensors measure the pH value in liquids, for example, and transform it into a digital signal while still in the sensor. The data is then passed on via a contactless system, providing extremely accurate, reproducible and reliable measurement results. Furthermore, the technology combines high process and data security with simple handling. It can withstand corrosion and moisture, can be calibrated in the laboratory and enables predictive maintenance.

Memosens was presented with the Digital Champion Award in the category Digital Products and Services in June 2017.

Endress+Hauser also demonstrates its commitment through its work with partners: the company created a platform through which data can be exchanged together with BASF, SAP, Pepperl+Fuchs and SAMSON. This was presented for the first time at the Digital Summit of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Technology.

The platform enables new forms of data-based co-operation. The effectiveness and efficiency in chemical production can be increased significantly, allowing new business models to be created. The ability to gather data on the condition of devices and components, and exchanging this data with all those involved with the process, helps determine maintenance requirements, plan maintenance work more efficiently and reduce plant shutdowns.

Endress+Hauser has combined its activities for IIoT to meet the high pressures of digitalisation. Its specialists work exclusively on products, solutions and services for digitalised plants, including customised cloud solutions, for example, which utilise specific data from production processes and increase efficiency, as well as services for the plant’s entire lifecycle.

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