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Yokogawa Electric Corporation

9-32, Nakacho 2-chome
Musashino-shi
Tokyo 180-8750
Japan

Telephone : 0422-52-5530
Fax : 0422-55-6492
Email : info@yokogawa.com
Web : www.yokogawa.com


Editorial archive;

Yokogawa and Cisco deliver cyber security solutions for Shell 17/02/2015
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced a collaboration with Cisco Systems to deliver Shell’s SecurePlant initiative.  Full Story...

Improved display for single-loop controllers 29/07/2014
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has enhanced its YS1000 series single-loop controllers with a new thin-film transistor (TFT) LCD that is said to offer improved display characteristics and a design to make maintenance easier. Full Story...

Wireless Anywhere: leading the way for wireless process solutions 01/07/2014
Following the announcement that Yokogawa’s ‘Wireless Anywhere’ concept was given the Frost & Sullivan 2014 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award, in its wireless solution category, Suzanne Gill found out why. Full Story...

More intuitive plant resource manager 03/06/2014
Plant Resource Manager (PRM) is a software package, from Yokogawa Electric Corporation, that is capable of centrally managing large amounts of data from plant monitoring and control devices and manufacturing equipment, allowing their status to be monitored and diagnosed online. Full Story...

Control system RTU targets the upstream oil & gas industries 04/03/2014
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has released an enhanced version of its FCN-RTU (field control node remote terminal unit) low-power autonomous controller for the STARDOM network-based control system, developed to meet the needs of the upstream oil & gas industries. Full Story...

Yokogawa European Users Conference and Automation Fair 18/02/2014
Yokogawa Europe has announced that it is to hold its biennial User Conference and Automation Fair from the 2nd to 4th July 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Full Story...

Online simulator promises greater plant optimisation 04/02/2014
Yokogawa Electric Corporation will shortly begin offering new solutions for optimising plant operations in the oil & gas, petrochemical, and other industries, as part of Yokogawa’s VigilantPlant Services suite, to support safe, stable, and highly efficient plant operations. The technology underlying these solutions is the company’s newly developed MIRROR PLANT online simulator. Full Story...

Interesting challenges lie ahead 16/10/2013
After over 40 years in industrial automation, more than 20 years at Yokogawa and over 10 years as president for Yokogawa Europe & Africa, Harry Hauptmeijer has decided it is now time to hand over his responsibilities to his successors. He ponders the changes he has seen over the years and highlights some of the challenges to come. Full Story...

European Standards Laboratory calibration services upgraded 24/09/2013
Yokogawa has recently upgraded its calibration laboratory which includes wideband and high accurate power-meter calibration systems as well as systems for calibrating oscilloscopes, recorders and optical products, and is therefore capable of calibrating most instruments in the test and measurement industry. Full Story...

Pressure transmitter range gains greater functionality 14/01/2013
Based on its DPharp digital resonant sensing technology the new EJA series of pressure/differential-pressure transmitters is the latest addition to the range of industrial sensor products from Yokogawa. Full Story...

Yokogawa joins the HART board of directors 02/11/2012
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced that it will join the board of directors of the HART Communication Foundation. Full Story...

Using HART To Improve Safe Failure Fraction (SFF) in Protective Measures 14/06/2010
Evaluation International (EI) is a technology club for large scale users of instruments for measurement and control. In the 2009-10 EI Evaluation Programme, there was a project on the evaluation of the Moore Industries HIM (HART Interface Module) working in conjunction with the Yokogawa EJX pressure transmitter. Full Story...

Yokogawa adds Profibus and Wired HART 7 to PRM 02/06/2010
Yokogawa’s Plant Resource Manager (PRM) now supports Profibus DP/PA and Wired HART 7 devices with the release of the R3.05 upgrade. The integrated device management software package can be used to centrally manage, monitor and diagnose plant field devices. Full Story...

Shell signs Yokogawa in global deal 16/02/2010
Shell has signed a Global Framework Agreement with Yokogawa establishing a new alliance between the two companies. Yokogawa will become a main automation contractor (MAC) for integrated production control and safety instrumented systems. Full Story...

Yokogawa signs partner in Northern Ireland 02/11/2009
Yokogawa has strengthened its presence in Northern Ireland, appointing County Antrim based Mo Team as an instrumentation partner. Under the terms of the agreement Mo Team will provide product sales and support for the company’s range of process control instrumentation in Northern Ireland. Full Story...

DAQstation anniversary charts evolution of chart recorders 01/09/2009
This month Yokogawa's DAQstation celebrates ten years of replacing paper chart recorders with digital data acquisition and display stations in control rooms around the world. Full Story...

Rota Yokogawa celebrates centenary 18/08/2009
Rota Yokogawa will celebrate its 100th birthday in October 2009. The flow measurement specialist has been part of the Tokyo based Yokogawa group since 1995 and was founded as Deutsche Rotawerke in Aachen, Germany. Full Story...

FDT technology provides vertical integration in Nedmag’s automation system 11/08/2009
Wouter Hendriks, of Yokogawa Europe B.V, describes the implementation of an integrated automation system by Nedmag Industries at its plant in Veendam in the Netherlands. Full Story...

Yokogawa boosts controller with Foundation and HART compliance 27/07/2009
Yokogawa has bolstered its Stardom FCN-RTU autonomous controller with support for Foundation fieldbus and HART digital communication protocols. The company says the enhancements will improve efficiency of device management by acquiring maintenance information from various types of devices. Full Story...

Yokogawa supports ISA100.11a introducing new network platform 09/06/2009
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has thrown itself behind the ISA100.11a wireless communication standard, basing a new field digital network platform on the specification. The company claims its efforts will enhance productivity for its users as it will eliminate difficulties regarding incompatible wireless communication protocols. Full Story...

Yokogawa's UTAdvanced digital indicating controller 05/05/2009
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has released the UTAdvanced, a digital indicating controller with a sequence control function based on the ladder logic programming language. Full Story...

UK manufacturing show: industry giants take the stage 17/02/2009
The Advanced Manufacturing Shows in Birmingham, UK have added a seminar line-up to their repertoire, boasting speakers from ABB, Emerson, Honeywell, Siemens and Yokogawa. Speakers at the March 25 and 26 show, held at the NEC, will take the stage in the Industrial Networking Theatre. Full Story...

New podcast: Audio tutorial examines integration platforms, EDDL and FDT/DTM 26/01/2009
Competing platforms share much functionality but differ on implementation. Which is best for you? Full Story...

Yokogawa in LNG project and Rovsing partnership 11/12/2008
The Linde Group has contracted Yokogawa, which has its UK base in Runcorn, to supply safety and automation systems, an order claimed to be worth NOK 8 million (£0.7 million). Full Story...

FDI achievement result of co-operation with process control suppliers 14/11/2008
The FDI (Field Device Integration) team has completed the draft architecture and inventory of use case analysis, describing the achievements as a milestone. The Steering Committee of the EDDL Co-operation Team has worked closely with the FDT Group to advance a common solution for field device integration. Full Story...

OPC Foundation to release analyser devices integration draft specification 22/10/2008
OPC Foundation members representing process analytical technology (PAT) and laboratory industries are extending OPC UA capabilities to enable multivendor interoperability for analyser devices. Progress has been made on the goals of a common method for data exchange, and a data model for process and laboratory analysers. OPC Foundation says it will release the OPC Analyser Devices Integration (ADI) draft specification for review in December 2008. Full Story...

Fieldbus Foundation: Better Device Descriptions, Device Coupler Test Spec, board member 08/08/2008
Fieldbus Foundation has streamlined fieldbus development for device and system suppliers by enhancing its Device Descriptions (DD). In separate announcements, the organisation released the final Device Coupler Test Specification and named a DuPont executive to its board. Full Story...

Fieldbus heads for Wembley 04/08/2008
Fieldbus Foundation is to host its next UK roadshow at Wembley Stadium, London, UK, following similar events in Reading, Manchester and Middlesbrough. Presentations and practical demonstrations will aim to demonstrate how Foundation fieldbus technology can be used as part of a single plant-wide solution. Full Story...

Yokogawa partners Russian oil giant 15/07/2008
Yokogawa has joined forces with a Russian oil production and refining company, announcing it had signed a strategic partnership agreement on July 14, 2008. Full Story...

Chemical install marks 1,000 for Yokogawa 24/04/2008
The construction of a 200M Euro chemical plant, in Germany, has prompted an order for Yokogawa GMSC’s 1,000th Exaquantum PIMS system. The global Manufacturing Execution Solutions (MES) centre for the Yokogawa industrial automation group said the project also included provision of a CENTUM CS 3000 Distributed Control System (DCS) and Prosafe RS Plant Safety System. Full Story...

Yokogawa SIS supports Windows Vista 16/04/2008
The latest version of the ProSafe-RS Safety Instrumented System (SIS) provides improved security and support for Windows Vista, according to Yokogawa. The Japanese headquartered company released the R2.01.00 this April amid claims of smooth integration with its production control system, CENTUM VP. Full Story...

Yokogawa buys TruePeak manufacturer 14/04/2008
Following its acquisition of Analytical Specialities Inc. (ASI), Yokogawa Electric Corporation has boosted its analyser line-up with the addition of TruePeak Tunable Diode Laser Gas analysers. Yokogawa said the purchase of the Texas based company, on April 1, 2008 provided it with a ‘unique’ technology. Full Story...

Tutorial: Conductivity sensors 20/02/2008
There are three liquid characteristics that are often thought of together, although they are different and use different sensor technology. Conductivity, ORP, and pH all have to do with specific chemical characteristics, but measuring each in a process stream requires its own approach. Control Engineering explains... Full Story...

Yokogawa’s PRM Version R3.02 04/12/2007
Yokogawa Electric has boosted its Plant Resource Manager (PRM), upgrading to version R3.02. PRM is a key component of the company's Asset Excellence initiative that integrates and manages maintenance information, monitors online conditions, and records historical data of assets ranging from field devices to plant equipment. Full Story...

Yokogawa scoops BP contract 02/11/2007
Yokogawa Electric will provide BP’s Exploration and Production segment with Main Automation Contractor Services (“MAC Services”), under a new global agreement. Full Story...

Yokogawa in double award celebration 21/09/2007
Yokogawa has scooped two Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE) awards. Full Story...

Agreement to boost Chevron plant 17/07/2007
Chevron has chosen a joint alliance between Yokogawa and Maverick Technologies to help it strengthen operations and reliability. Full Story...

Will Yokogawa’s Uchida get his birthday wish? 01/02/2006
In the 30 years since Yokogawa launched the world’s first DCS, the company has acquired a formidable reputation for reliability but made little real impact outside Japan. Andrew Bond attended Yokogawa’s 90th anniversary press conference, and Technology Innovation Fair, where president and CEO Isao Uchida reiterated his determination to lead the global process automation market by 2010. Full Story...