In many applications, industrial Ethernet protocols are the key to digitization, as they greatly simplify connections to higher-level systems. Now making sure the sensors are also connected, Knick is launching the Stratos Multi E461N multiparameter transmitter, which is equipped with a Profinet interface. Profinet, which is standardized in IEC 61158 and IEC 61784, can be used for easy connections to all common process control systems from leading manufacturers. This ensures continuous communication, from the field level to the control level, to the ERP systems at company level. Digital communication right down to the sensor level makes commissioning and maintaining systems an easy affair.
Established benefits of Stratos now also with Profinet
The new Stratos transmitters work equally easily with sensors from different manufacturers, regardless of whether they transmit measured values via Memosens, digital, or analog signals. All key process variables such as pH, ORP, conductivity, or oxygen content can thus be measured. Thanks to smart diagnostics management, the user can keep their eye on the sensor condition at all times. A sensor wear monitor also assists with predictive maintenance, allowing, for example, the calibration intervals to be optimized. The range of diagnostic data acquired can be easily transmitted using Profinet. All this increases the system’s availability. When operating the system directly, the color graphic display and full-text menu navigation in numerous languages ensure optimum usability. The new Stratos Multi E461N is used in a wide range of applications in the process industry.