Special Report: What Could You Do with I/O on Demand?
Learn how automation professionals are using Electronic Marshalling to deliver results
With its October 2009 launch of the DeltaV automation system with "I/O on Demand," Emerson Process Management set out to revolutionize one of process automation's most onerous and time-consuming activities: the engineering and management of input/output (I/O) subsystems. I/O on Demand proposes to eliminate broad swaths of time and effort over a process automation system's lifecycle, to shorten project schedules and minimize system footprint, even while increasing future flexibility. In so doing, I/O on Demand promises to deliver for its users "the greatest degree of flexibility with the least amount of effort and risk," Chief Strategic Officer Peter Zornio told Control at the time. After just four years, Electronic Marshalling with CHARMs (characterization modules) technology, the cornerstone of I/O on Demand, already has logged more than a billion hours of operation at 300 sites worldwide. How these users throughout the process industries and around the globe are using Electronic Marshalling to deliver previously unthinkable results is the focus of this special report.