Watson-Marlow extends Industrial Ethernet connectivity

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group is now making PROFINET connectivity available on its 530, 630 and 730 series of cased peristaltic pumps, offering fast and simple access to pump data over the Industrial Ethernet.

The pumps include network dispensing functions, allowing users to create dispensing and dosing recipes which can be controlled and adjusted remotely or through the pump HMI.
The pumps include network dispensing functions, allowing users to create dispensing and dosing recipes which can be controlled and adjusted remotely or through the pump HMI. - Image: Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group

Watson-Marlow’s extended range of PROFINET-enabled process pumps for digital network control means users no longer need digital gateways, adaptors or expensive PLC interface cards. Instead, by using the pump as a gateway to sensor data, it is possible to reduce system cost and complexity.

The pumps include network dispensing functions, allowing users to create dispensing and dosing recipes which can be controlled and adjusted remotely or through the pump HMI. This capability ensures accurate and repeatable dosing and filling for optimal process performance.

The pumps feature a direct interface to third-party pressure and flow sensors. This extended, smart communication capability enables users to read information across their network via the pump. It is also possible to set local control limits, offering a simple, cost-effective way to safeguard process integrity through independent performance monitoring.