• 530, 630 and 730 pumps are now PROFINET-enabled
  • Industrial Ethernet provides real time process information for enhanced productivity
  • Network dosing and dispensing features avoid network lags
  • Reduce system cost and complexity by using the pump as a gateway to sensor data

Falmouth, UK, 16th February 2022 / Sciad Newswire / Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) is extending its industrial Ethernet control offer by making PROFINET available on its 530, 630 and 730 series of cased peristaltic pumps. This additional communication capability allows customers to access fast, accurate performance data and seamless connectivity with modern PLC control systems and the Internet of Things (IoT) using either EtherNet/IP™ or PROFINET®.

Industry’s transition to digitalisation is emanating from the need to improve process performance, reduce operating costs and minimise downtime. With Watson-Marlow’s extended range of PROFINET-enabled process pumps for digital network control, users no longer need digital gateways, adaptors or expensive PLC interface cards. Instead, by using the pump as a gateway to sensor data, it is possible to reduce system cost and complexity.

These pumps include network dispensing functions, allowing users to create dispensing and dosing recipes which can be controlled and adjusted remotely or through the pump HMI. This capability ensures accurate and repeatable dosing and filling for optimal process performance.

The pumps feature a direct interface to third-party pressure and flow sensors. This extended, smart communication capability enables users to read information across their network via the pump. It is also possible to set local control limits, offering a simple, cost-effective way to safeguard process integrity through independent performance monitoring.

Watson-Marlow’s 530, 630 and 730 Industrial Ethernet pump range is fully compatible with advanced distributed control systems and leading brands of PLC, including Rockwell Automation, Emerson (Delta-V), Siemens and Beckhoff. Furthermore, the pumps support a broad range of sensor technologies such as Krohne, Pendotech, Sonotec and Em-tec for single-use biopharma as well as Parker Hannifin and Balluff for process industries.



For more information please contact:

WMFTG contact:    
Lauren Gill Group PR Manager
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group
E: lauren.gill@wmftg.com

Media contact:
Juliette Craggs / Jasmin Shearan / Darya Shulakova
Sciad Communications Ltd
T: +44 (0)20 3405 7892
E: WatsonMarlow@sciad.com

Notes to editors

About Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group

WMFTG is headquartered in Falmouth, UK with international operations in 44 countries and employing over 1750 people globally.

Watson-Marlow is a wholly owned subsidiary of multi-national industrial engineering Group, Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, a constituent of the FTSE 100, with strategically located manufacturing plants around the world and almost 8,000 employees, including 1,900 direct sales and service engineers. 

As a leading engineering group, we have an ethical responsibility to manage our economic, environmental and social impacts, while helping our customers and suppliers to do the same. In August this year, WMFTG committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2040.

Further information can be found at www.wmftg.com

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