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Emerson DeltaV IO.Connect subscription software service helps plants simplify modernization with an open architecture pathway that makes it possible to transition to more efficient control schemes without the need to completely overhaul existing infrastructure.
DeltaV IO.Connect provides an easy, cost-effective path to replacing any legacy system with a new DeltaV distributed control system, while leaving the existing I/O infrastructure in place. No legacy vendor software is required for configuration and maintenance of I/O.
By preserving existing I/O and leaving wiring intact, plants can reduce new system transition time by over 90%, keeping production on pace, reducing risks, and minimizing downtime. Once the interface is installed, and the plant is running new control technologies, technicians can update I/O on their preferred schedule while the plant runs, shifting what used to be a capital expenditure to the operations budget and driving immediate return on investment through improved process control performance.
“Many best practices for better visibility and improved performance are out of reach for the numerous plants still running legacy equipment today,” says Claudio Fayad, vice president of technology for Emerson’s process systems and solutions business.
“Moreover, many of the oldest systems are reaching the end of their product support lifecycles, forcing some plants to modernize on a very tight schedule. DeltaV IO.Connect empowers industrial plants to choose a digital control system with all the advanced automation features they need, while still scaling at their own pace to better manage transition-related outages and capital expenditures,” adds Fayad.