Emerson Announces Launch of DeltaV™ PK Controller

Coming in 2018 – Industry-first Controller Designed for Automation Versatility and IIoT-enabled Operations.

Emerson announced the launch of the DeltaV™ PK Controller, making advanced automation of their DeltaV™ distributed control system (DCS) available to fast-growth industries traditionally less reliant on large-scale automation. Available in 2018 with the release of DeltaV v14, the next-gen controller provides scalable automation control to all process industries, particularly parts of the life sciences, oil and gas, pulp and paper, petrochemical, and discrete manufacturing industries that have relied on complex, non-integrated programmable logic controllers (PLCs) with limited operational capabilities. The fit-for-purpose DeltaV PK Controller is the process industry’s first controller that manufacturers can scale down for skid units or scale up to be natively merged into the DeltaV DCS in a larger plant.

The DeltaV PK Controller was designed from the start with connectivity, particularly into the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), in mind.  The scalable controller leverages an assortment of communication protocols, including the first Emerson controller with a built-in OPC UA server. It is also the first Emerson controller with six Ethernet ports and can operate using any Emerson DeltaV I/O type, including DeltaV Electronic Marshalling, traditional marshalled I/O, wireless I/O, and integrated safety instrumented systems. In addition, it has built-in protocols to communicate with Ethernet devices such as drives and motors.  Together, these features make connectivity easier at every stage and help plants achieve operational benefits of cloud-based tools and analytics through the IIoT. The DeltaV PK Controller also features built-in redundancy for controllers, communication, and power supplies, allowing organizations to improve uptime without adding to complexity or footprint.

For more information, visit http://www.emerson.com/en-us/news/automation/1709-pkcontroller

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