2003 Press Releases-19
Tokyo, Japan -
October 21, 2003
- Strategic New Products for the Global IA Business -
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has developed the DPharp EJX Series of differential pressure and pressure transmitters. The new DPharp EJX transmitters to be added to the current EJA Series of the Dpharp family will be launched during 2003 as strategic new products that will target the global industrial automation (IA) business.
The DPharp EJX Series employs a next-generation multi-sensing technology that provides a level of performance that is substantially superior to previous models. For example, this new series can simultaneously measure both differential pressure and static pressure.
Differential pressure and pressure transmitters measure the flow of gases, steam and liquid, and tank level, and are the most common type of sensors used for this purpose. They represent the largest market for sensors used in the field, estimated at $1.3 billion in global sales, with approximately 1.5 million units sold per year. Yokogawa currently has the second largest share (20%) of this market.
The new product's delivery of cost-efficient ultra-high performance promises to radically alter the competitive landscape, and Yokogawa believes that the DPharp EJX Series will increase its share of the sensor market to 30% by 2005.
With its highly regarded distributed control system and the DPharp EJX Series, Yokogawa is aiming to secure global pre-eminence in the IA sector.
"Yokogawa puts itself in the customer's shoes and aims to provide a continuous supply of the most appropriate solutions based on state-of-the-art technology. By combining the further evolution of our well-established silicon resonant sensors with digital circuit technology, we have developed an innovative product that can simultaneously measure multiple process data such as static pressure and differential pressure.”
Yokogawa's global network of 19 manufacturing facilities and 89 companies spans 32 countries. Since its founding in 1915, the US$4 billion company has been engaged in cutting-edge research and innovation, securing more than 7,500 patents and registrations, including the world's first digital sensors for flow and pressure measurement. Industrial automation and control, test and measurement, information systems and industry support are the core businesses of Yokogawa.
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