Emerson Simplifies Pneumatic Valve Commissioning and Marshalling in I/O Cabinets


​ASCO Numatics 580 CHARM integrates with Emerson’s DeltaV™ DCS for easy solenoid valve integration

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, U.S.A., April 12, 2016 — Emerson has introduced the ASCO Numatics 580 CHARacterization Module (CHARM) node for easy solenoid valve integration into Emerson’s DeltaV™ S-series distributed control system (DCS) with Electronic Marshalling technology.

“With the 580 CHARM node, a complete Emerson solution is now available for I/O and pneumatic manifolds in process plants that use DCS,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing – Americas, ASCO. “By directly linking the 580 CHARMs node to the DeltaV™ system via the CHARM baseplate, pilot valve manifold commissioning is now greatly simplified and the number of network interfaces, network gateways, wiring, and junction boxes are dramatically reduced.”

The 580 CHARM node enables full integration of Numatics’ 500 Series pneumatic valves and manifolds into the DeltaV™ DCS network, and provides the following benefits:

  • Uses native capability of DeltaV™ for diagnostics of pneumatic valves
  • Brings the CHARM redundant communications and power connections to pneumatic valve manifolds
  • Eliminates the need for additional dedicated networks like Profibus-DP for pilot valves and simplifies system I/O mapping
  • Utilizes a single network connection from the DeltaV™ DCS through the CHARM baseplate and connecting to the 580 CHARMs node and manifold, eliminating the need to use individual DO CHARMs to drive each valve coil on the pilot manifold
  • Expands the Electronic Marshalling I/O offering to include ASCO Numatics pilot valve manifolds, enhancing the concept of “adding any I/O type anywhere and anytime in the plant”
  • Reduces programming and commissioning time dramatically
  • Achieves up to 15% savings on wiring and components

“The ASCO Numatics 580 CHARM node provides cost-saving and additional functionality for industries, such as life science, pharmaceutical, and biotech, that use DeltaV™ with Electronic Marshalling technology for continuous or batch manufacturing processes,” said Kemple.

For more information, contact ASCO by phone at 1-888-686-2842, by e-mail at an.insidesales@emerson.com, or visit www.asco.com.

About ASCO

ASCO, an Emerson business unit, offers comprehensive solutions of fluid automation products for a broad range of process and manufacturing industry applications. The company’s global scale increases speed to market, its deep expertise across applications transforms ideas into measurable outcomes, and its people create solutions that maximize efficiencies and optimize customer applications. ASCO’s fluid control and pneumatic product lines include a full range of solenoid valves, angle body piston valves, valve manifolds, cylinders, filters, regulators, lubricators and a complete range of accessories. For more information, visit www.asco.com.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.  The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions.  Sales in fiscal 2015 were $22.3 billion.  For more information, visit www.emerson.com.