Diversified industrial manufacturer Emerson plans to invest more than $100 million in Colorado to expand its manufacturing space and launch a new innovation center focused on research, new product development and industry training for its advanced flow measurement products. Part of the focus will be on the company’s Rosemount brand which includes an extensive line of magnetic flowmeters and magnetic level instruments.
The facility is located in Boulder, home of Emerson’s measurement solutions business. The portfolio includes Coriolis, magnetic, vortex, multiphase, differential pressure and ultrasonic meters under the Micro Motion, Rosemount, Roxar and Daniel brands.
“Our new facility demonstrates our continued commitment to customer-driven innovation and high-tech manufacturing, as well as our focus on attracting the best and brightest talent to work for Emerson,” said David Farr, CEO.
The company’s advanced flow measurement technologies and diagnostics are used widely in the life sciences, food and beverage, chemical, power and energy industries. Its electromagnetic flow meters, or magmeters, are comprised of a transmitter and sensor that together measure flow. The magnetic flow meter’s sensor is placed inline and measures an induced voltage generated by the fluid as it flows through a pipe. The transmitter takes the voltage generated by the sensor, converts the voltage into a flow measurement and transmits that flow measurement to a control system.
Among an extensive line of magnetic level meters, the company’s LTM Level Transmitter offers non-intrusive and direct in pipe measurement. The magnetostrictive level transmitter senses the level of fluid in the vessel by detecting the level of the magnets contained within the float, and then transmits the measurement back to the control system.
The nearly 180,000-square-foot expansion in Boulder includes a new, 85,000-square-foot laboratory and manufacturing facility to design and develop products, technologies and software that measure and control the flow of material in a manufacturing process. The expanded facility will offer a hands-on interactive plant environment that simulates real-world industrial manufacturing conditions for customer training.
For more info, see www.emerson.com.