Voices: Automation Zone

The secret to smart instrument success

In this installment of Automation Zone, new capabilities wow and amaze, but can your team take advantage of them?

By Jerry Spindler, Endress +Hauser
May 13, 2019

Process instruments have been digital (smart) for many years. In fact, microprocessor-based measuring devices for flow, level, pressure, temperature, etc., have been available since the 1980s. However, a vast majority of units purchased and installed still rely on the 4-20 mA analog output of the process variable, with the digital interface completely ignored.

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