Friday, May 6, 2016

Process networking seminar.

A highly practical seminar from Profibus International (GB)  will address the key issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in process and hybrid industries. Scheduled for Manchester (GB) on 29th June 2016, 50% of the seminar time will be dedicated to live demonstrations and most of the remainder taken up with practical advice based on actual experience.

The programme will be of great value to Instrument Technicians/Engineers, C&I Engineers and System Engineers involved in design, operation and maintenance of modern process plant.
Subjects include:
• Introduction to the basics of PROFIBUS and PROFINET
• PROFINET in Process
• System design for the Process Industry
• Functional Safety in PROFIbus and PROFINET
• PROFIBUS DP & PA – Commisioning/Maintenance/Calibration/Monitoring
• Device configuration – EDDL & FDT/DTM
• IIoT, Security & Ethernet Design

Covering the use of PROFINET, PROFIBUS and IIoT in key application areas such as Pulp & Paper, Chemical, Utilities, Pharmaceutical, Oil & Gas today, it focuses on the practical aspects of using PROFIBUS in process industry applications from system design and hazardous area considerations through to maintenance and fault-finding.

The seminar is to be presented by specialists from the British PI member organisations. Attendance is free of charge to pre-registered delegates from the User community, i.e. companies that own, operate, design, build or maintain process plant. The event will provide delegates with an excellent networking opportunity and the ability to speak to our experts whom, we promise, will not force you to buy anything.

@AllThingsPROFI #PAuto

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Hybrid laser analyser for continuous gas analysis.

Rosemount™ CT5100 provides industry’s most comprehensive gas analysis to ensure regulatory compliance and prevent costly fines or unexpected shutdowns.

Emerson has announced the release of the Rosemount CT5100 continuous gas analyser, the world’s only hybrid analyser to combine Tunable Diode Laser (TDL) and Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) measurement technologies for process gas analysis and emissions monitoring.

The CT5100 is the latest offering in the Emerson CT5000 series, providing the most comprehensive analysis available as it can detect down to sub ppm level for a range of components, while simplifying operation and significantly reducing costs. Unlike traditional continuous gas analysers, the CT5100 can measure up to 12 critical component gases and potential pollutants simultaneously within a single system – meeting local, national, and international regulatory requirements.

The CT5100 operates reliably with no consumables, no in-field enclosure, and a simplified sampling system that does not require any gas conditioning to remove moisture. The new gas analyser is ideally suited for process gas analysis, continuous emissions monitoring, and ammonia slip applications.

“The increase in regulatory requirements worldwide, along with the decrease in experienced personnel in industrial plants, have paved the way for the emergence of a new generation of faster, more accurate, and easier-to-use measurement technologies,” said Ruth Lindley, product manager for QCL analysers at Emerson. “The CT5100 represents an important next step in that direction, providing unmatched sub-second response time for precise, reliable measurement of complex gases and emissions to ensure regulatory compliance and prevent costly fines or unexpected shutdowns.”

The CT5100 is a unique combination of advanced technology, high reliability, and rugged design. Its ‘laser chirp’ technique expands gas analysis in both the near- and mid-infrared range, enhancing process insight, improving overall gas analysis sensitivity and selectivity, removing cross interference, and reducing response time. The laser chirp technique produces sharp, well-defined peaks from high resolution spectroscopy that enable specificity of identified components with minimum interference and without filtration, reference cells, or chemometric manipulations.

“The CT5100 modular design and patented ability to chirp up to six lasers in one enclosure provides greatly expanded measurement capability as well as superior analyser availability and lower maintenance costs,” said Dave McMillen, North America business development manager. “Start-up and commissioning is quick and maintaining the analyser requires minimal technician time and material cost.”

@EmersonProcess #PAuto @Rosemount_News

Sensor manufacturer recognised for excellence.

Baumer Group has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2015 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating.

The Swiss-based company was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Baumer has more than 10 years’ collaboration history with John Deere. Deere makes use of their extensive sensor, technology and agriculture industry expertise.

Company representatives accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held last December in Iowa (USA).

Baumer is a supplier of sensor solutions to John Deere’s operation in Des Moines, Waterloo, Moline, Dubuque, and Arc-lès-Gray (F)). With presence in 19 countries and specialists providing qualified consultation in all agriculture core markets Baumer maintains a close connection to the customer.

Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.

Baumer supplies not only customer specific products but also a range of agriculture industry specific products. Available agriculture product categories include inductive sensors, ultrasonic sensors and a frequency sweep oil level switch. Baumer is a full-portfolio provider of sensor solutions.

@BaumerGroup #PAuto @JohnDeere

High-density 2 Amp PXI relay module.

Pickering Interfaces has launched a new High-Density 2 Amp PXI Relay Module.

2 Amp PXI Relay Module (model 40-100) – configured with 83 SPDT relays, this Relay Module was originally designed for applications in Aerospace and Defense requiring a higher density 2 Amp alternative to Pickering’s current 52 SPDT Module (model 40-139). This new Relay Module is suitable for applications requiring medium power switching with very high density. It features a 2 Amp current capacity and voltages to 200VDC/140VAC.

Connections for the 40-100 high-density Relay Module are made via a front panel mounted 500-pin SEARAY high-density connector. Pickering also offers standard cabling solutions converting from this high-density connector to more standard interfaces such as D connectors, IDC connectors as well as an unterminated option for ease of use.

Typical uses are found in automotive, aerospace and power cell testing applications.

 @Pickeringtest #PAuto #TandM 

Smart Communicator App.

Convert your PC, Tablet, or Smart Phone into a HART communicator!

ProComSol has released a major update to its DevComDroid App, an Android based Smart Device Communicator Application for HART instruments.

The App uses the Device Descriptor (DD) for the connected HART device so the user has full access to every Parameter and Method. According to Jeffrey Dobos, President of ProComSol, Ltd, “This update has significant user interface improvements that make it even easier to configure HART instruments in the field. With just a few swipes of your finger, on hardware that can fit in your pocket, mobile HART device configuration continues to get easier and faster.”

The Android App (DevComDroid), in combination with a Bluetooth HART modem, is a full functioned HART Communicator. The entire DD Library from the FieldComm Group is included. New DD’s can be added very simply by the user. A HART communicator that uses DD’s can perform full configurations of Valves, Multi-Variable devices, and complex devices such as Radar Level and Coriolis Flow meters. The improved user interface is modern and intuitive. No training is required.

The Bluetooth wireless interface between the HART modem and Android device provides user safety and comfort. There are no wires to tangle or trip over.

DevComDroid allows the user to view and edit device parameters and even save all the device parameters as a PDF file. The PDF file can then be shared with anyone in the world via the mobile network connections in an Android device. Saving and sharing HART device configurations is now faster and more convenient.

@ProComSol #PAuto #HART #Android

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Low-maintenance Phosphate monitor.

OTT Hydrometry has launched an advanced version of its ‘Cycle-P’ remote Phosphate monitor for measuring dissolved Phosphate in rivers, lakes and reservoirs.
The new ‘HydroCycle PO4’ uses less reagents per test than its predecessor and the reagents have a longer shelf-life. “This means that the HydroCycle PO4 can be left in the field, for even longer periods,” says OTT’s UK Managing Director Nigel Grimsley. “With a standard sampling rate of two tests per hour (4x per hour is possible), this new instrument is able to run over 1,500 samples before a service/reagent change is necessary, so that means the monitor can be left unattended for around a month, which reduces the cost of monitoring even further.”

Battery powered and weighing less than 8Kg fully loaded with reagents, the HydroCycle PO4 is quick and easy to deploy, even in remote locations. The instrument has an internal datalogger with 1 GB capacity, and in combination with telemetry, it provides operators with near real-time access to monitoring data for Phosphate; a critically important nutrient in surface waters.

The quality of the instrument’s data is underpinned by QA/QC processing in conjunction with an on-board NIST standard, delivering scientifically defensible results, and enabling users to spend less time checking data quality and more time analysing what the data means. The HydroCycle PO4 methodology is based on US EPA standard methods, employing pre-mixed, colour coded cartridges for simple reagent replacement in the field.

Engineered to take measurements at high oxygen saturation, and with a large surface area filter for enhanced performance during sediment events, the instrument employs advanced fluidics, that are resistant to the bubbles that can plague wet chemical sensors.

Summarising, Nigel Grimsley says: “The original Cycle-P significantly lowered the cost and improved the reliability of Phosphate monitoring, and the new version builds on the strengths of its predecessor and reduces the service and maintenance requirements even further.”

#OTTHyd #PAuto #Environment #Water

Digital valve controller software with ProfiBus.

The addition of DTM software extends FIELDVUE™ instrument’s monitoring and diagnostic capabilities and enables Emerson to support an installed base of 32 million PROFIBUS devices

Emerson has enhanced the software for its Fisher™ FIELDVUE DVC6200 series digital valve controllers, which are now available for use by process industries with PLCs and PROFIBUS communications as the dominant protocol.

The FIELDVUE DVC6200p digital valve controller with Device Type Manager (DTM) software supports control valve start-up, commissioning, and diagnostic activities. It has also been tested and integrated for use with multiple Field Device Tool (FDT) host systems.

Industries including food and beverage, water and wastewater, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, and metals and mining will find value in the FIELDVUE DVC6200p DTM instrument’s intuitive interface. Available in a variety of materials including stainless steel, the device comes with mounting kits to accommodate different actuators. Mounting kits can be re-used in upgrades to existing FIELDVUE instruments. For control valves located in critical or hazardous areas, the FIELDVUE DVC6200p may be remotely mounted to enhance its performance in harsh process conditions such as high-heat or vibration.

Utilising Human-Centred Design concepts, the FIELDVUE DVC6200p DTM has several features that simplify control valve set-up and monitoring. Its intuitive set-up, auto-calibration, and simple tuning features save time during commissioning. With the failsafe option, users can set the instrument to hold its last value or position to actuator fail, based on control valve process needs. By incorporating control logic, module assignment, and linkage-less, non-contact sensor technology, the FIELDVUE DVC6200p digital valve controllers and DTM are easy to install, provide ‘plug and play’ capabilities, and perform reliably - even in harsh environments.

@FisherValves #PAuto @EmersonProcess 

Recognition of Canadian ICT company.

LMI Technologies (LMI) has been recognized in the 2016 edition of the Branham Top 250 Canadian Technology Companies list. Based on revenue the Branham300 Top 250 is the definitive list of the top Canadian information and communication technologies companies.

“With over 9,000 hi-tech companies operating in British Columbia alone, we are honored to be recognized as one of the top 250 Canadian companies by Branham300”, comments CEO Terry Arden. “Over the last 18 years, we have invested heavily in the design and development of 3D sensor technology that is critical for the optimization, quality control, and automation of production systems. As a result, we have enjoyed significant growth year over year. None of this could have happened without the dedication and commitment by our 175 staff in 6 offices worldwide.”

LMI products support numerous applications including wood processing, wheel alignment, metals and casting, road and rail inspection, factory automation, automotive and aerospace manufacturing. As the industrial landscape evolves, LMI Technologies continues to develop 3D scanning and 3D inspection solutions for the smart factories of tomorrow.

• "The Branham300 is designed to promote Canada's Information and Communication Technology industry and the people who build technology businesses in Canada. This year, we were thrilled to see Canada's Top 250 companies set another revenue record. It is a testament to the strength of our ICT sector."Wayne Gudbranson, CEO, Branham Group

@lmi3d #PAuto @branhamgroup #Canada

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Stainless steel explosion proof junction box!

United Electric Controls (UE,) has a new 316 stainless steel explosion proof junction box. The box is available assembled with the company’s stainless steel product lines such as the compact, dual seal certified, explosion proof 12 Series pressure and temperature switches as well as the hermetically sealed TX200 pressure transmitters. It is also available for separate purchase as a junction box kit.

As oil & gas, petrochemical, chemical and other process firms extend operations globally and into more challenging environments, they are requiring greater protection for their instrumentation and greater assurance that it will meet worldwide standards. With this new junction box, United Electric Controls offers all stainless steel, corrosion resistant switch/transmitter-box assemblies suitable for use in a Class 1, Div. 1 environment while meeting with the highest global standards,” says Julian Yeo, Product Manager, United Electric Controls.

The new junction box holds numerous worldwide certifications, including cCSAus, ATEX, IECEx and PESO. It also has IP 66 certification, representing resistance to dust and inclement weather. The explosion proof stainless steel junction box is available for ordering as junction box option M432, which has ½” NPT threads or as option M433, which has M20 threads. Either option can be skid- or wall-mounted.

 @UEControls #PAuto #EX

Certification for enhanced FTIR emissions analyser.

The CEMS II e continuous emissions monitoring system from Gasmet has successfully completed EN 15267-3 testing using FTIR technology for the analysis of low range HF, low range NO, CH4 and Formaldehyde.

“This means that it meets the performance specifications in European directives and also the more stringent specifications in the type approval standard EN 15267-3 for a larger number of components than any other FTIR in this market,” comments Gasmet’s Antti Heikkilä.

Expressing his delight with the data he continued: “The results for Hydrogen Fluoride were as good as or better than other FTIR manufacturers, but the data for Nitrogen Oxide and Formaldehyde are also very significant, because no other FTIR is certified down to 150 mg/m3 NO, and no other instrument is approved for Formaldehyde at all!”

The performance tests, which involved laboratory and climate chamber tests, and a field test of six months, were undertaken by TÜV Rheinland, the internationally renowned independent test, inspection and auditing organisation. “While the field test was successfully completed in 2015, an extended field test is still ongoing, and this will extend the maintenance interval of 3 months up to 6 months after a year of faultless operation,” adds Heikkilä.

The technology in all of Gasmet’s FTIR analyzers is essentially the same, and benefits from continual investment in product development. It is this work that has enabled the dramatic improvements that have been highlighted by the TÜV tests.

Rami Vuorinen manages Gasmet’s development work. He says: “During 2014, we were able to reduce the baseline noise level significantly, improving sensitivity by a factor of two. However, we did not publish this information, pending the results of the TÜV tests, so it is very pleasing to be able to provide third party evidence that supports our own findings.”

The newly certified CEM system has been denoted ‘CEMS II e‘ to highlight the extended range of certified components and the enhanced analytical performance. The same improvements also apply to all Gasmet portable FTIR analyzers. German Type Approval and a QAL1 certificate from TÜV are pending for the CEMS II e system, and an update to the British MCERTS certificate is also being sought.

#Gasmet #PAuto #FTIR #MCERTS

Datacentre tool box!

A new Datacentre Tool Box from Microlease has been introduced to equip data centre engineering teams and their subcontractors with the varied instrumentation support that they need to complete installation, upgrades and routine maintenance projects in a single package. It provides a customisable rental package of instruments and equipment for electrical power test, thermal imaging, cabling and optical transmission test – all to the latest standards. The tool box can be delivered to any site world-wide, ready-calibrated and fully tested for immediate use.

The new tool box is aimed at modern data centres that need to provide their customers with high availability to exacting performance standards. Here, high-quality testing is critical across a broad range of technologies.

Rental packages like the Datacentre Tool Box offer engineers access to a broad array of instrumentation, with advanced functionality, high performance and delivering absolute accuracy. The Microlease tool box provides customers with all the different items of equipment needed. It presents ample scope to mix and match an extensive range of options direct from stock. The rental approach offers maximum flexibility in that items can be returned when no longer required or swapped for other models if different test parameters have to be addressed.

The Microlease Datacentre Tool Box encompasses the following elements:

  • * Electrical energy loggers including the Fluke 1735; instruments to measure electrical power disturbance over time, for example the Dranetz HDPQ Power XPlorer; and high-end, realtime power quality analysers like the Newtons4th PPA5500 series.
  • * Infrared imaging systems such as Fluke Thermovision and Keysight TrueIR cameras help to identify cooling issues or systems and cabling at risk of overheating. These instruments can, for example, diagnose out-of-balance three-phase systems that draw excessive current on the zero line.
  • * Cable testing for both copper and fibre installation and renewal is enabled through devices like the Fluke DSX-5000 or the Viavi Certifier 40G.
  • * A choice of easy-to-use return loss testers or more sophisticated optical time-domain reflectometers for single-mode or multimode fibre. Fluke Certifibers or the Viavi SmartOTDR fall in the first category, whilst the Viavi MTS-2000, Exfo MAX-720 and Fluke OptiFiber cater for the higher-end requirements. All instruments can be supplied with fibre inspection probes to make sure connectors are clean.
  • * The Fluke MultiFiber Pro offers an easy to use loss-test set for systems using multifibre push-on (MPO) connectors, diagnosing bad connections, sharp bends and the like.
  • * Available instrumentation for the growing range of transmission protocols used in data centres - from legacy SDH to 1-100 Gbps Ethernet through all rates of fibre channel - includes Exfo FTB-880 and FTB-8830, Viavi MTS-5822 and new CSAM - 100Gig Ethernet testers. There are also testers for high speed (100Gig) interfaces for CFP-1, CFP-2, CFP-4 and QSFP, so that all different interfaces are supported.
  • * Custom tool box functions can be augmented to facilitate additional functions such as electrical safety and earth resistance test, cable location, and vibration testing to avoid mechanical damage.

By using rental to source test equipment for every project, the correct and most efficient instrument can be used without making compromises. Datacentre Tool Box users additionally benefit from Microlease’s global logistics and service operations.

@microlease #TandM #PAuto

Optimising steam generation & condensate recovery processes for maximum profit.

Steam production can represent 10-60% of a plant’s total energy consumption depending on the industry. As a result, the steam generation cycle and supporting processes represent critical areas of opportunity for cost and performance benefits.

Magnetrol International has developed the Steam Generation Cycle and Condensate Recovery Process Optimization Kit to help commercial and heavy industries identify the hidden costs that result from instrumentation poorly suited to their application in these processes.

The Optimization Kit includes a white paper, video and applications guide to provide a comprehensive analysis of how a level and flow instrument’s fundamental technology, when properly matched to its application, can:
  • Reduce fuel & energy consumption, 
  • Improve steam quality, 
  • Recover valuable energy & resources, 
  • Ensure product quality, 
  • Lower maintenance costs, 
  • and Prevent production downtime.

“Although plausible, it is rare to identify a single source of inefficiency related to poor level controls that impacts a company’s bottom line in the double digit percentile. More so than not, it is small incremental opportunities for improvement across various aspects of the steam generation cycle, condensate recovery and waste heat recovery processes that ultimately equate to substantial savings,” said Donald Hite, business development manager for Magnetrol. “Addressing these issues is analogous to stopping the seemingly innocuous, slow drip in a water faucet that over time consumes vast resources.”

The Optimization Kit offers insight into the significance of maintaining proper level control and protective measures to realize potential savings in steam generation, waste heat and condensate recovery, and water treatment systems common in process industries such as power generation, pulp and paper, chemical, petroleum refining, primary metals and food processing.

• Magnetrol products marketed in Ireland through Ntron

@MagnetrolGlobal #PAuto

75% energy savings in extrusion application.

For many manufacturing plants, the opportunities to achieve savings on energy consumption are plentiful.

Businesses consider options ranging from simply adopting best practice in terms of switching off energy sources when not required, to making significant changes to machinery. Maintenance personnel are often the individuals tasked with making the savings. However these teams often come up against the issue of obsolescence, which can make it extremely challenging to find new efficiency opportunities.

When Tech Folien Ltd, based in Liverpool (GB), was faced with this very issue, the company turned to Emerson official partner RJW, who designed and installed a solution which delivered energy savings of over 75%.

Tech Folien is a specialist producer of polycarbonate, polypropylene and other co-extruded blown films, specifically for industries such as packaging, automotive and construction.

“For Tech Folien, energy efficiency plays a vital role in ensuring profitability. This, combined with machine uptime, represents critical operational factors,” stated David Churm, maintenance manager at Tech Folien.

“The new drive and motor combination from Emerson Industrial Automation ensures that we have complete confidence that we can control our energy costs and ensures 24/7 operation for our manufacturing facility.”

The previous motor and drive solutions had been installed on the company’s extruding line for over 15 years. The challenge for maintenance personnel has been the sourcing of spares. Having been out of production for a number of years, parts for the incumbent solution were becoming hard to find. It was also noted that from an energy consumption perspective, the existing solution was highly inefficient. As a result, Tech Folien decided it was time to renew and upgrade.

Once the company had specified its requirements, RJW was able to advise on the best solution. It was decided that the Unidrive M701 variable speed drive from Control Techniques and an energy efficient IE4 LSRPM motor from Leroy-Somer (both Emerson Industrial Automation group companies) would provide the optimum solution.

Installed in a cabinet away from the line, the Unidrive M701 sets the speed control parameters of the motor, which itself is installed close to the line in the space vacated by the obsolete combination. The control parameters can be easily programmed via a set of on-board drive macros.

When it came to the installation of the motor, RJW’S engineering expertise and comprehensive support were vital as the solution had to fit in to the same space occupied by the old product. A custom base plate was machine engineered by RJW for the motor to drop onto. This matched the old footprint, which was critical as installation space was very limited.

Tech Folien had the old solution independently verified by a firm of energy consultants, who in turn also measured the new solution once installation was completed. The difference in energy usage was significant. Measured over a year, the new solution is predicted to deliver savings of over 75% annually in energy costs.

@EmersonIndAuto  @Leroy_Somer #ControiTechniques #PAuto 

Canada has oldest solinoid valve!

The Industrial Group of Moog Inc declared Doug Bitner, manager for the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Engineering Fluid Power Lab, the winner of its contest to find the oldest operating Moog servo valve after he sent in a video showing lab equipment running with a Moog 21 Series servo valve manufactured in 1963. 

Doug Bitner
Moog launched the contest last September as part of a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Moog’s operations in Europe.

“I knew we had a lot of Moog valves in the lab, so I thought I had a chance,” said Bitner about entering the contest. “But it really surprised me to learn we had won.”

According to Bitner, the University of Saskatchewan is noteworthy for having one of the few undergraduate fluid power labs in North America. The winning servo valve is part of a single closed-loop test system Bitner’s students and instructors use for aerospace and industrial experiments.

“We’ve done endurance testing in the lab on agricultural equipment frames, up to 1 million cycles for high pressure,” added Bitner, “and the Moog valve still exhibits good characteristics.”

The oldest valve!
“Congratulations to Mr. Bitner for finding the oldest operating Moog servo valve; we’ve always spoken about our valves’ reliability, and Mr. Bitner proved it,” said Ari Almqvist, Group Vice President and General Manager – Industrial Services at Moog Inc. “Our valves also have a long history running in tough environments like steel production, gas turbines and industrial machinery.”

Almqvist announced that the second place winner was Walter Andreas from IABG, an analysis and testing company, who produced evidence of a 22 Series Moog valve manufactured in 1966 running on a test application in Germany. The third place award is shared by John Shannon of TATA Steel’s CPP Trostre Works in Britain. and Tom Gecse of U.S. Steel in Canada. The TATA Steel entry is a Moog 60 Series servo valve made in 1969 and operating a steering rod in the mill. The U.S. Steel entry, also a 60 Series servo valve made in 1969, operates a tension leveller in the Canadian mill. The winning prize is an Amazon Voucher for US$500, although some of the award-winners have indicated donating their prize to charity.

In 1951 William C. Moog, Jr., developed the first commercially viable servo valve. Servo valves transform a digital or analog signal into a hydraulic output such as flow or pressure.

#Moog #PAuto #Canada 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Global partnership give increased and more efficient MES ability.

Zenith Technologies and Werum IT Solutions have formed a global partnership to support pharmaceutical companies with the implementation of manufacturing execution system (MES) technology to improve production performance.

Brendan O’Regan, chairman and founder, Zenith, 
Torsten Isenberg, Senior Director Services, 
Karl Hoffmann, Senior Director Marketing & 
Business Development, &  Hans-Peter Subel, CTO,
Werum IT Solutions,
The collaboration brings together Werum IT Solution’s MES PAS-X software, which is designed to increase efficiency, improve productivity and meet regulatory requirements during pharmaceutical manufacturing, with Zenith Technologies’ ability to integrate systems and provide on-the-ground automation technical support. The PAS-X software is used by the majority of the world’s top 30 pharmaceutical and biotech companies but also by many regional and mid-sized manufacturers.

The partnership, which was signed at Werum’s headquarters in Lüneburg (D), makes Zenith Technologies an Endorsed Service Partner of Werum IT Solutions in both the USA and Europe. Zenith Technologies will support Werum customers during all MES implementation phases, delivering comprehensive support and consultancy services that complement Werum’s manufacturing IT solutions.

“We are delighted to partner with Zenith Technologies,” says Torsten Isenberg, Senior Director Services at Werum IT Solutions GmbH. “As an Endorsed Service Partner, Zenith Technologies has the knowledge and experience required to be part of our PAS-X service partner program. Our main objective is to ensure a high level of support for our customers through reliable, experienced and certified partners.”

Brendan O’ Regan, chairman and founder, Zenith Technologies, adds: “Given our combined expertise in automation and the similarities in our customer base, the collaboration represents a strategic move for both companies. By combining Werum’s MES technology with our technical implementation experience, we can provide customers with a high quality of service, training and local level support, helping them to remain both compliant and competitive. We are continually investing in training and working together with Werum and other solution providers to ensure we stay ahead with the latest technology.”

 @Werum @ZenithIre #PAuto