Profile: Emerson Electric Co (EMR.N)
18 Dec 2013
Emerson Electric Co. (Emerson), incorporated on September 24, 1890, is a diversified global technology company. The Company is engaged in designing and supplying products and technology, and delivering engineering services and solutions in a range of industrial, commercial and consumer markets globally. The Company operates in five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Commercial and Residential Solutions, and Climate Technologies. The Company’s production operations are electronics assembly, metal stamping, forming, casting, machining, welding, plating, heat treating, painting and assembly. In April 2012, it acquired the Marine Container and Boiler business of Johnson Controls, Inc. In September 2012, it sold Knaack, L.L.C. to Werner Co. In October 2013, Emerson Electric Co acquired Enardo LLC. In November 2013, the Company sold 51% interest in its computing and power business to Platinum Equity.
The Process Management segment offers customers products and technology, as well as engineering and project management services for precision measurement, control, monitoring and asset optimization of oil and gas reservoirs and power generating plants, or plants that process or treat such items as oil, natural gas and petrochemicals; food and beverages; pulp and paper; pharmaceuticals; and municipal water supplies. Process Management systems and software control plant processes by collecting and analyzing information from measurement devices in the plant, and then using that information to adjust valves, pumps, motors, drives and other control hardware for maximum product quality and process efficiency. Software capabilities also include upstream oil and gas reservoir simulation and modeling for production optimization.
Measurement instrumentation measures the physical properties of liquids or gases in a process stream, such as pressure, temperature, level, rate and amount of flow, and communicates this information to a process control system. Measurement technologies provided by Emerson include Coriolis direct mass flow, magnetic flow, vortex flow, ultrasonic flow, differential pressure, ultralow-flow fluid measurement, temperature sensors, radar-based tank gauging and magnetic level gauging. Control valves respond to commands from a control system to continuously and precisely modulate the flow of process fluids to provide maximum process efficiency and product quality. Emerson provides sliding stem valves, rotary valves and butterfly valves, and related valve actuators and controllers. Service/trademarks and trade names within the Process Management segment include Emerson Process Management, AMS Suite, Baumann, Bettis, Bristol, CSI, Damcos, Daniel, DeltaV, EIM, El-O-Matic, Fisher, Go Switch, Guardian, Micro Motion, Net Safety, Ovation, PlantWeb, ROC, Rosemount, Roxar, Smart Process, SureService, Tescom, TopWorx and Valvetop.
The Industrial Automation segment provides integrated manufacturing solutions to its customers at the source of manufacturing their own products. Products include motors, drives, power generating alternators, power transmission solutions, fluid controls and materials joining equipment. Industrial Automation provides a line of drives and electric motors that are used in a range of manufacturing operations and products, including production assembly lines, escalators in shopping malls and supermarket checkout stations. Products in this category include alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) electrical variable speed drives, servo motors, pump motors, drive control systems, integral horsepower motors (1 HP and above), fractional horsepower motors (less than 1 HP), hermetic motors and gear drives. Power generation includes low, medium and high voltage alternators for use in diesel and gas powered generator sets, as well as high frequency alternators, AC motor/generator sets, traction generators, wind power generators, wind turbine pitch control systems and solar photovoltaic converters.
Power transmission products include belt and chain drives, helical and worm gearing, mounted and unmounted bearings, couplings, modular plastic belts and conveying chains and components. They are used to transmit power mechanically, provide anti-friction support or to enable automated material handling in a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications. Products in Fluid Power and Fluid Control category control and power the flow of fluids (liquids and gases) in manufacturing operations such as automobile assembly, food processing, textile manufacturing and petrochemical processing. They include solenoid and pneumatic valves, valve position indicators, pneumatic cylinders, air preparation equipment, and pressure, vacuum and temperature switches.
The Company supplies both plastics joining technologies and equipment, and metal welding and joining processes to a diversified manufacturing customer base, including automotive, medical devices and toys. The Company also provides precision cleaning and liquid processing solutions to industrial and commercial manufacturers. Products include ultrasonic joining and cleaning equipment; linear and orbital vibration welding equipment; systems for hot plate welding, spin and laser welding equipment; and aqueous, semi-aqueous and vapor cleaning systems.
Emerson’s owned EGS Electrical Group joint venture with SPX Corporation manufactures a line of components for current- and noncurrent-carrying electrical distribution devices. These products include conduit and cable fittings, plugs and receptacles, industrial lighting, enclosures and controls. The primary distribution channel for the Industrial Automation segment is through direct sales forces, including to original equipment manufacturers. Service/trademarks and trade names within the Industrial Automation segment include Emerson Industrial Automation, Appleton, ASCO, ASCO Joucomatic, ASCO Numatics, Branson Ultrasonics, Browning, Control Techniques, Jaure, Kato Engineering, Kop-Flex, Leroy Somer, McGill, Morse, Nutsteel, O-Z/Gedney, Power Transmission Solutions, Rollway, Sealmaster, SSB Wind Systems, System Plast and Trident.
The Network Power segment designs, manufactures, installs and maintains products providing grid to chip electric power conditioning, power reliability and environmental control for telecommunications networks, data centers and other critical applications, and also provides data center infrastructure management solutions. Products in this segment include inbound power systems, uninterruptible power systems, precision cooling, integrated data centers, control devices, software, monitoring and around the clock service. Inbound power technology provides reliable power systems which automatically transfer critical application loads from a utility to emergency backup generators in the event of a blackout or brownout. Products include automatic transfer switches, paralleling and synchronizing gear and related distribution equipment and control systems.
Emerson supplies uninterruptible AC and DC power systems, which provide reliable, conditioned power to telecommunication networks, data centers and other critical equipment in the event of a blackout or line surges and spikes. Precision cooling products provide temperature and humidity control for computers, telecommunications and other sensitive equipment. The Company provides data center management solutions through server access technologies that enable access, monitoring and control of the information technology infrastructure and provide linkage with data center operations.
Services include on-site operations management, energy consumption monitoring, preventive maintenance, electrical testing, remote monitoring and management, and round the clock service capability. Connectivity products serve the needs of the wireless communications, telephone and data network, CATV, defense, security systems and health care industries and other industrial customers with a range of radio frequency, microwave and fiber optic interconnect components and assemblies. Network Power segment sales are primarily through worldwide direct sales forces, particularly in Europe and Asia. Service/trademarks and trade names within the Network Power segment include Emerson Network Power, Aperture, Artesyn, ASCO Power Technologies, Astec, Avocent, Chloride, Knurr, Liebert, Liebert Services, NetXtend, Netsure, Semflex, Stratos and Trompeter.
The Climate Technologies segment provides products and services for all areas of the climate control industry, including residential heating and cooling, commercial air conditioning, and commercial and industrial refrigeration. The Company provides a range of heating and air conditioning products that help reduce operational and energy costs and create comfortable environments in all types of buildings. These products include reciprocating and scroll air conditioning compressors, including ultra-efficient residential scroll compressors with two stages of cooling capacity as well as variable speed scroll compressors; standard and programmable thermostats; monitoring equipment and electronic controls for gas and electric heating systems; gas valves for furnaces and water heaters; ignition systems for furnaces; sensors and thermistors for home appliances; and temperature sensors and controls.
The Company’s technology is incorporated into equipment to refrigerate food and beverages in supermarkets, convenience stores, food service operations, refrigerated trucks and refrigerated marine transport containers. Climate Technologies refrigeration products are also used in a variety of industrial applications, including medical applications, food processing and cold storage. Products include reciprocating, scroll and screw compressors; precision flow controls; system diagnostics and controls that provide precise temperature management; and environmental control systems.
Services and solutions enable global customers to optimize the performance of facilities, including retailers, supermarkets, convenience stores and food services facilities. Climate Technologies segment sales, primarily to original equipment manufacturers and end users, are made predominately through worldwide direct sales force networks. Service/trademarks and trade names within the Climate Technologies segment include Emerson Climate Technologies, Clive Samuels & Associates, Computer Process Controls, Copeland, Design Services Network, Dixell, Emerson Climate Technologies Distribution Services, Emerson Climate Technologies Educational Services, Emerson Retail Services, Fusite, Therm-O-Disc, Vilter and White-Rodgers.
Commercial and Residential Solutions
Emerson’s Commercial & Residential Solutions (formerly Tools and Storage) segment includes a broad range of tools, storage products and appliance solutions. The Company’s pipe-working tools are used by plumbing and mechanical professionals to install and repair piping systems. These tools include pipe wrenches, pipe cutters, pipe threading and roll grooving equipment, a time-saving system that joins tubing through mechanical crimping, drain cleaners, tubing tools, and diagnostic systems, including closed-circuit television pipe inspection and locating equipment. Other professional tools include water jetters, wet-dry vacuums, commercial vacuums and bolt cutters.
Emerson provides a wide variety of freestanding, fixed and mobile storage products for residential, commercial, health care and food service applications. Its products for the home include wall-mounted and freestanding shelving systems, cabinet and closet organizers, home office storage, and drawer systems and containers, available in wire, stainless steel and laminate. Emerson provides a number of appliance solutions, including residential and commercial food waste disposers, ceiling fans, instant hot water dispensers and compact electric water heaters. The principal worldwide distribution channels for the Commercial & Residential Solutions segment are distributors and direct sales forces. Service/trademarks and trade names within the Commercial & Residential Solutions segment include Emerson, Emerson Appliance Solutions, Emerson Professional Tools, Emerson Storage Solutions, ClosetMaid, Flo Healthcare, InSinkErator, Lionville, MedDispense, METRO, ProTeam and RIDGID.
Emerson Electric Co
8000 West Florissant Avenue,
P.O. Box 4100
ST. LOUIS MO 63136
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