Profile: Emerson Electric Co (EMR.N)
2 Dec 2016
Emerson Electric Co., incorporated on September 24, 1890, is engaged in providing solutions for industrial, commercial and consumer markets around the world. The company operates through five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions.
The Process Management segment provides measurement, control and diagnostic capabilities for automated industrial processes producing items, such as fuels, chemicals, foods, medicines and power. It offers customers products and technology, and engineering, project management and consulting services for precision measurement, control, monitoring, asset optimization, as well as safety and reliability of oil and gas reservoirs and plants that process or treat various items. It serves various industries, including the oil and gas, refining, chemicals and power generation, as well as pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, pulp and paper, metals and mining, and municipal water supplies. The segment’s products line include Process Management Systems and Software; Measurement and Analytical Instrumentation; Valves, Actuators and Regulators, and PlantWeb Digital Plant Architecture.
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. Its 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 the Company include Coriolis direct mass flow, magnetic flow, vortex flow, ultrasonic flow, differential pressure, ultra-low 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. The Company’s analytical technologies include process gas chromatographs, in-situ oxygen analyzers, infrared gas and process fluid analyzers, combustion analyzers and systems, and analyzers that measure pH, conductivity and water quality. The Company provides sensors to detect combustible and toxic gases, and flames The Company designs, engineers and manufactures ball valves, sliding stem valves, rotary valves, butterfly valves and severe service valves for critical applications, and related valve actuators and controllers. The Company also provides a industrial and residential regulators, and also manufactures tank and terminal safety equipment, including hatches, vent pressure and vacuum relief valves, and flame arrestors for storage tanks in the oil and gas, petrochemical, refining and other process industries.
PlantWeb digital plant architecture combines the technologies of plant devices (valves and measurement instruments), open communication standards (nonproprietary wired and wireless digital protocols allowing the plant devices and the control system to talk with one another) and integrated modular software, to control the process, as well as to collect and analyze information about those processes and the plant assets. The segment offers its products under the brands, including 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. The Products include Motors and Drives, Power Generation, Fluid Power and Control, Electrical Distribution, Materials Joining and Precision Cleaning, Power Transmission and Distribution.
Industrial Automation provides various drives and electric motors that are used in a variety of manufacturing operations and products, including production assembly lines, escalators in shopping malls and supermarket checkout stations. The 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 Horsepower (HP) and above), fractional horsepower motors (less than 1 HP), hermetic motors and gear drives. Power generation products include low, medium and high voltage alternators for use in diesel and gas powered generator sets, as well as alternators, AC motor and generator sets, traction generators, wind power generators, wind turbine pitch control systems and solar photovoltaic converters. Fluid Power and Control products control and power the flow of fluids (liquids and gases) in manufacturing operations, such as automobile assembly, food processing, textile manufacturing and petrochemical processing. Its products include solenoid and pneumatic valves, valve position indicators, pneumatic cylinders, air preparation equipment, and pressure, vacuum and temperature switches. The electrical distribution consists of various components for current- and noncurrent-carrying electrical distribution devices, including conduit and cable fittings, plugs and other receptacles, industrial lighting, enclosures and controls. The Company supplies plastic and metal joining technologies and equipment to manufacturing customer base, including automotive, medical devices and toys. The Company also provides precision cleaning and liquid processing solutions to industrial and commercial manufacturers. Its products include ultrasonic joining and cleaning equipment; linear and orbital vibration welding equipment; systems for hot plate, spin and laser welding equipment, and aqueous, semi-aqueous and vapor cleaning systems.
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. The primary distribution channel for Industrial Automation is through direct sales forces, including to original equipment manufacturers across the world. The trademarks and trade names within 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. It also provides data center infrastructure management solutions. The products in this segment include critical power systems, uninterruptible power systems, thermal management, integrated data center control devices, software, monitoring and 24-hour service.
Critical power technology provides power systems which automatically transfers application loads from a utility to emergency backup generators in the event of a blackout or brownout. Products include automatic transfer switches, load banks, surge protection, field services, paralleling and synchronizing gear, and related distribution equipment and control systems. Uninterruptible AC and DC power systems provide power to telecommunication networks, data centers and other critical equipment in the event of blackouts or line surges and spikes. Its products range from stand-alone desktop solutions to incorporating rectifiers, inverters, power distribution units, surge protection, batteries and system supervision. Thermal management equipment provides management of heat in mission- critical facilities. 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. Its services include on-site operations management, energy consumption monitoring, preventive maintenance, electrical testing, remote monitoring and management, and 24-hour service capability. Network Power segment sales are primarily through worldwide direct sales forces, particularly in Europe and Asia. The remainder of sales is handled by independent sales representatives, particularly in the United States, and independent distributors. The trademarks and trade names in the Network Power segment include Emerson Network Power, Aperture, ASCO Power Technologies, Avocent, Chloride, Knurr, Liebert, Liebert Services, NetXtend and Netsure.
The Climate Technologies segment provides products and services for the climate control industry, including residential heating and cooling, commercial air conditioning, and commercial and industrial refrigeration. The products in this segment include Residential and Commercial Heating and Air Conditioning, and Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration. The Company provides a range of heating and air conditioning products. 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; system protector and flow control devices; standard, programmable and Wi-Fi 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. The trademarks and trade names in the Climate Technologies segment include Emerson Climate Technologies, Control Products, Clive Samuels & Associates, Computer Process Controls, Copeland, Design Services Network, Dixell, Emerson Climate Technologies Distribution Services, Emerson Climate Technologies Educational Services, Emerson Climate Technologies Retail Services, Fusite, Therm-O-Disc, Vilter and White-Rodgers.
Commercial & Residential Solutions
The Company’s Commercial & Residential Solutions segment includes a range of tools, storage products and appliance solutions. Pipe-working tools are used by plumbing and mechanical professionals to install and repair piping systems. The products include pipe wrenches, pipe cutters, pipe threading and roll grooving equipment, mechanical crimping tube joining systems, 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. The Company provides a variety of freestanding, fixed and mobile storage products for residential, commercial, health care and food service applications. Products for the home include shelving systems, cabinet and closet organizers, home office storage, and drawer systems and containers, available in wire, stainless steel and laminate. Commercial storage solutions include storage and display shelving, stock-picking and kitting carts, cabinets, totes, bins, workstations, and merchandising and inventory storage racks. The Company provides various appliance solutions, including residential and commercial food waste disposers, ceiling fans, instant hot water dispensers and compact electric water heaters. The trademarks and trade names in 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 W Florissant Ave
PO Box 4100
ST. LOUIS MO 63136-8506
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