Handheld field communicator
The 475 Field Communicator Silver Edition by Emerson Process Management uses software that allows the communication to use HART and Foundation Fieldbus digital valve controllers.
Emerson Process Management's 475 Field Communication Silver Edition represents 25 years of industry expertise in handheld communicator technology. The Silver Edition uses version 3.8 software, which enables the Field Communicator to use both both HART and Foundation Fieldbus digital valve controllers with its ValveLink Mobile application. With ValveLink Mobile, users can set up and calibrate valves and run diagnostics such as Stroke Valve, Step Response, and Valve Signature on the entire valve assembly in the field.
The 475 Field Communicator enables configuration, calibration, and troubleshooting of more than 1500 HART and Foundation Fieldbus devices. It remains the only intrinsically safe handheld communicator to support both HART and Foundation Fieldbus devices from all suppliers – enabling technicians to use a single universal tool to simplify work and minimize equipment required.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey