Emerson released a new characterization module

The series 580 CHARM

The series 580 CHARM

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. The 580 CHARM node enables full integration of Numatics’ 500 Series pneumatic valves and manifolds into the DeltaV™ DCS network, and provides some important advanteges, like the native capability of DeltaV™ for diagnostics of pneumatic valves, the CHARM redundant communications and power connections to pneumatic valve manifolds, the elimination of the need for additional dedicated networks like Profibus-DP for pilot valves and simplifies system I/O mapping, the usage of 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, the Electronic Marshalling I/O that offers to include ASCO Numatics pilot valve manifolds, enhancing the concept of “adding any I/O type anywhere and anytime in the plant”, a great reduction in programming and commissioning time, up to 15% savings on wiring and components.