Responding to the Global Economic Challenge

Why You Should Look Your Process Control Systems and Installed Assets Differently Than Ever Before

By Ron Helson

Today's challenging global economic environment places even more emphasis on the need for cost-efficient process and asset management improvements to keep process manufacturing facilities relevant, competitive and sustainable. Respond to these challenges by looking at your process control systems and installed assets differently than ever before. 

One of your most valuable assets—HART Communication—has vast capabilities that you may have  overlooked and underutilized in the past. Now is the time to change that. HART Communication with its new WirelessHARTTM capability and other enhanced features will save time and money to help keep your plant competitive. 

WirelessHARTTM is Here and it's Ready Now!

With the introduction of WirelessHARTTM technology, we have taken the proven field communications, networking and security protocols of HART Communication and integrated them into the first simple, reliable and secure wireless communication standard for process monitoring and control applications.

WirelessHARTTM  is cost-effective and backward- compatible with currently installed HART devices and is fully supported by the HART-enabled devices, tools and systems used today. It is future-proof—meaning your current and your future devices will work together. 

Wired or wireless, HART technology provides the tools and the flexibility you need to better manage your field measurement assets. Whether you need an efficient, cost-effective way to add additional measurements or to access valuable information in an existing HART device, HART Communication and WirelessHARTTM will help lower costs, improve operations and optimize your assets. The following articles will help you understand how.

Yes, WirelessHARTTM is here. It's ready now. And many leading automation manufacturers are now developing or already introducing WirelessHARTTM products and solutions.

Bottom line: there is no need to wait!  HART Communication and WirelessHARTTM will save you money now.  The technology is complete, the registration process is in place, and major suppliers are ready to support your needs. 

So if you're looking to upgrade your plant for sustainable, global competitive operation…for today and for the future…look to HART Communication—your complete automation solution.

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