Frost & Sullivan recognised Emerson as the Product Line Strategy Leader in the global wireless pressure gauges market. Emerson launched the Rosemount™ Wireless Pressure Gauge, the industry’s first WirelessHART® pressure gauge, in late 2015.
"Unlike many of its other competitors, Emerson focused on first testing this new product in a long line of pressure transmitters and gauges, with selected customers before launching it officially worldwide," said Kiran Unni, research director, measurement and instrumentation practice, at Frost & Sullivan.
"Initial and key customer feedback ensured the quality of the emerging product line and its potential success with other customers."
The Wireless Pressure Gauge has very few moving parts, eliminating several bourdon tube pressure gauge issues. It is not susceptible to breakage and wear and tear from environmental conditions, and has a guaranteed life of at least ten years.
The Wireless Pressure Gauge overcomes several of the challenges faced by bourdon tube pressure gauges including vibration, overpressure, extreme temperatures and corrosion. The wireless pressure gauge also enables remote collection of measurement data, which ensures personnel safety as they do not have to go into the field each time they need to collect data.
"As part of our Pervasive Sensing portfolio, this new gauge design fundamentally changes how customers use pressure gauges by helping them make better business decisions," said Bob Karschnia, vice-president and general manager of wireless products at Emerson.
"Real-time insights provide actionable information that improves personnel safety while reducing facilities’ costs and time."
Frost & Sullivan has a global team of analysts and consultants continuously researching a wide range of markets across multiple sectors and geographies. As part of this ongoing research, they identify companies excelling in product strategies, whether it is product quality, price/performance value, product differentiation or breadth of product line.
"We are particularly interested in companies that leverage product strategies to enhance customer value and/or the customer experience, going beyond short-term impact on revenues or margins," says David Frigstad, chairman of Frost & Sullivan.
"This involves extensive primary and secondary research across the entire value chain of specific products. Against the backdrop of this research, Frost & Sullivan is pleased to recognise Emerson as the Product Line Strategy Leader in the global wireless pressure gauges market."