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Yokogawa Joins HART Communication Foundation Board

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has been named to the HART Communication Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Yokogawa has been a member of the Foundation since its inception in 1993 and is a supplier of HART-enabled devices and control systems.

They join ABB, Emerson Process Measurement, Endress+Hauser, Honeywell and Siemens as a Foundation board member. Yokogawa will be represented on the Foundation board by Kimikazu Takahashi, Yokogawa Corporate Fellow. 

“Yokogawa has a long-standing commitment to HART Communication since launching their first HART-enabled product in 1993," says Ron Helson, Foundation Executive Director.

"With their extensive knowledge of field instrumentation, control and data acquisition systems, they actively support and advance the integration and communication between HART field devices and host systems.

"Yokogawa sees HART Communication as one of key automation technologies to help industrial facilities achieve significant increases in efficiency and cost effectiveness,” adds Helson.

“HART is an important technology for the process automation industry," says Takahashi. "Yokogawa supports the HART Communication Foundation standards and technologies including WirelessHART and appreciates the opportunity to participate on the Foundation Board of Directors.” 

“We are pleased to take a more active leadership role to promote and advance the use of HART Communication in Japan and Asia-Pacific Region. We are also eager to participate and make positive contributions to advance the Compliance Testing and Registration program for HART host systems,” adds Takahashi.

In April, 2010 they introduced wired HART 7 compliant pressure/differential pressure transmitters. Yokogawa is today recognised as the second largest HART pressure/differential pressure transmitter supplier in the world.

The HART Communication Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that provides global support for the application of HART technology. 

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