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Endress+Hauser and Quebec’s Lumen partner on process automation


October 11, 2018
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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October 11, 2018 – Endress+Hauser, a specialist in process measurement and instrumentation, has partnered with Quebec-based electrical distributor Lumen.

“The evolution to Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things offers limitless opportunity for Canadian companies,” says Anthony Varga, general manager at Endress+Hauser. “Thanks to the strength of our partnership with Rockwell Automation and Lumen’s expertise, we’ll be able to go to greater lengths to help modernize the Canadian manufacturing sector.”

As part of the partnership, Lumen can now provide its process automation customers with cost-saving opportunities through the integration of Endress+Hauser’s measurement technology with the Rockwell Automation platform. The companies say that the pre-tested and validated designs between Rockwell Automation and Endress+Hauser offerings help reduce the costs associated with bringing new measuring points or a new production line into the manufacturing facility.

Customers of Lumen will also have the opportunity to work with a single-source provider, enabling them to acquire the PlantPAx system, a modern distributed control system with field instrumentation and measurement solutions.

“This new agreement between Lumen and Endress+Hauser will allow us to provide a more complete value proposition to our customers and help them to address today’s challenges for our Canadian manufacturing,” says Serge Leblanc, president at Lumen. 

Manufacturers face many challenges when integrating advanced instrumentation into a plant-wide process control system.

Rockwell Automation and Endress+Hauser’s partnering efforts focus around tools for integration, plant-wide advanced diagnostics, and helping customers manage their process system lifecycles.