Emerson buys online machine monitoring capability

April 7, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas, April 7, 2009 – Emerson has acquired epro GmbH of Gronau, Germany, to enhance the expertise and resources of Emerson Process Management. The deal expands Emerson’s online machinery monitoring capability with a full API 670-compliant protection offering. It is also expected to speed availability of next generation solutions. Terms of the deal were not announced.

Emerson engineers, manufactures and delivers machinery monitoring solutions for critical machinery such as turbines and compressors. Its offerings include services for project management, systems engineering, startup and commissioning, training and ongoing support.

"This acquisition extends Emerson’s leadership in machinery monitoring and expands our Smart Machinery Health Management offerings. All of this is tightly integrated in the PlantWeb digital plant architecture,” said Craig Llewellyn, president Asset Optimization division of Emerson Process Management. “It combines world-class API-compliant machinery protection solutions with Emerson’s considerable expertise in predictive diagnostics."

epro GmbH is a privately owned company, founded in 1970. The company engineers, manufactures and assembles API 670-compliant protection systems delivered to the process industries worldwide.