Endress+Hauser Bats For Better Automation With SPE

Endress+Hauser has partnered with the Single Pair Ethernet System Alliance. Specifically, the strategic alliance underscores the company’s commitment to simplifying customers’ digitalization needs. Thus, an investment in the future of automation.

Endress+Hauser is a global company in measurement instrumentation, services, and solutions for industrial process engineering.

What is the role of Single Pair Ethernet in automation?

SPE is a game-changer, especially for the food & beverage and life sciences industries. Moreover, in highly automated process environments without extensive hazardous protection, SPE delivers a variety of benefits. First, it realizes the advantages of an Ethernet connection, such as the high speed and volume of transmitted data. Particularly, in at the field level with a simple two-wire cable. This transmits both data and energy.

The classic automation pyramid is flattened by the direct connections that SPE makes possible. Endress+Hauser is planning to deliver a matching product portfolio for measuring instrumentation. (Image Credit: Endress+Hauser)

The commissioning process comes simplified with easy wiring and connectivity.

Moreover, the automation pyramid has flattened as other systems can now connect via Ethernet at the field level. Thus, fostering seamless integration and interoperability. It has been possible to process the data from smart instruments in the field in upper layer applications. This results in optimized machine design, connectedness, and improved overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). For this reason, SPE proves its worth as an open, cost-efficient, and future-proof technology. Therefore, ready for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Joining forces increases customer value

Endress+Hauser aims to ease the digitalization journey for its customers. Thus, joining the Single Pair Ethernet System Alliance is a demonstration of this commitment. Moreover, it will be able to accelerate shaping the future of automation.

Customers benefit from interoperability by driving business with the members of the SPE System Alliance.

Close to 75 members are creating the largest ecosystem of SPE products, creating freedom of choice for customers. Endress+Hauser’s entry into the partnership opens the door for sharing knowledge and expertise to deliver superior solutions.

With a speedy data connection that SPE realizes, new ways of operating a process and maintaining a facility become possible – with the target of increasing process reliability and plant availability. (Image Credit: Endress+Hauser)

Prospective product portfolio

To offer customers to grow their digitalization capabilities, Endress+Hauser is now working on its portfolio of field devices with SPE. A clear goal is to create a harmonized approach, comparable to the manufacturer’s Ethernet-APL devices.

The comparison with Ethernet-APL – another industrial Ethernet technology – shows that a uniform connectivity and certification concept is essential. This is true whether for hazardous or non-hazardous areas. Thus, this gives customers across diverse industries more flexibility to profit from the benefits of a well-functioning data highway.

30 April 2024