Emerson adds native Ethernet connectivity to Coriolis transmitter
Emerson Process Management has upgraded the Micro Motion Model 5700 transmitter with a native Ethernet connection to improve connectivity and functionality.
The native Ethernet upgrade includes dual redundant Ethernet ports, directly integrated in the device with no need for extra converters or adapters.
The dual port architecture means multiple devices can be installed in a variety of configurations, minimising wiring and switch needs for space and cost savings.
Additionally, the transmitter incorporates a configurable I/O channel that can be used as a discrete input or set to a mA, frequency, or discrete output, which enables powerful application options with minimal equipment.
For example, the discrete input can be used as a totaliser reset, the discrete output can control a valve in conjunction with the integrated batch control software, the frequency output enables a quick connection for proving applications, or the mA output can be used to tie into existing or legacy control systems.
The Ethernet upgrade is available with multiple protocol choices including EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, and Profinet.
To speed up integration and connection with Ethernet/IP systems, the transmitter contains an electronic data sheet (EDS) file for fast access to instrument information with little to no manual set-up.
This also enables automatic add-on profile (AOP) generation for quick and powerful system integration.
Pre-configured input assemblies allow users to select exactly what is needed from a wealth of information in a Coriolis meter, without burdening the network with unwanted traffic.
“The Micro Motion Model 5700 Coriolis transmitter has delivered proven value and unique differentiation to users. The rugged housing is certified for tough field environments, including extensive hazardous area certifications and approvals,” said Jason Leapley, product manager at Emerson Process Management.
“The housing was engineered to provide easy access for installation, mounting, and maintenance. Now, with the option for native Ethernet, users can easily access process information without going out to the instrument.”