Technology and software company Emerson updated its distributed control system (DCS), DeltaV. The new version, which is the 15th, helps plants digitally transform operations through improved production optimization, the company says. The software is designed to reduce the burden of IT support and modernization spend, as well as expand analytics to help increase flexibility and speed to market, driving operational improvements, it adds. The system update expands access to critical data to provide every operator with actionable decision support, while new infrastructure makes for easier automation set-up, it notes. “As the Purdue Model of control system engineering continues to flatten and more manufacturers need visibility across the enterprise, the control system plays an increasingly important role in providing real-time access to highly-contextualized, democratized data,” said Claudio Fayad, vice president of technology for Emerson’s process systems and solutions business, in a statement. “Version 15 continues our focus on intuitive, software-defined architectures to help operators and engineers meet the more sustainable, efficient future of process manufacturing.”

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