Metso ExperTune Plant Triage
• Metso’s ExperTune PlantTriage software wins 2013 Engineers’ Choice award for diagnostics
• Metso strengthens its plant optimization services by acquiring U.S. software company ExperTune
Metso’s ExperTune PlantTriage software wins 2013 Engineers’ Choice award for diagnostics
Metso’s ExperTune PlantTriage software has won Control Engineering magazine’s 2013 Engineers’ Choice Award in the Diagnostics Software category.
ExperTune PlantTriage software, which provides on-line monitoring and analysis of process and control information, has been in continuous development for the past decade. Version 11 adds more capabilities that allow users to detect and resolve process control problems quickly.
ExperTune became a member of the Metso family in 2012. It will continue to market its exceptional monitoring and optimization tools under its own brand. ExperTune is also working closely with Metso service organizations to integrate its advanced technologies into high-value expert service offerings that will allow plants to quickly realize a substantial payback from process monitoring and intelligence-based corrective action.
ExperTune is the software foundation for Metso’s Control Performance Business Solution, a customized service program that pairs award-winning PlantTriage software with experienced control performance specialists, who collect and analyse real-time performance data, identifies the root cause of underperforming loops, makes and prioritize corrective action recommendations and reports progress. These specialists are trained to recognize the economic value of control improvement so they can focus on the most important issues and report on their impact on business terms.
Metso strengthens its plant optimization services by acquiring U.S. software company ExperTune
Metso is to acquire U.S. software company ExperTune Inc. ExperTune’s products are widely used as software tools to analyse and monitor the performance of industrial processes and to identify the associated maintenance and improvement opportunities. ExperTune’s acquisition is in line with Metso’s strategy to deliver customer value solutions and grow the scope of the services business globally. The acquisition expands and strengthens Metso’s ability to provide business-enhancing services to customers globally. ExperTune’s products will be sold as stand-alone solutions, that can be used in any automation system environment and as part of Metso’s performance business solutions, targeted to optimize plant performance.
“The combination of ExperTune’s products and Metso’s services portfolio offers our customers in mining and construction, pulp and paper, power generation and oil and gas industries, a unique service package to contribute to their business performance. “With ExperTune, we can provide more versatile and more cost effective solutions to our customers to meet their most pressing business challenges, such as lack of skilled labour, scarcity of raw materials, energy and clean water, and increasingly stricter environmental legislation. Metso’s world-class business solutions combined with ExperTune’s products enhance our customers’ ability to identify areas of improvement opportunity”.
Metso’s services business has developed strongly over the last decade. In 2011, the services share of the company’s turnover was 45 per cent. ExperTune will be integrated into Metso Automation’s Services business. ExperTune History :
Founded in 1986, ExperTune designs pre-packaged industrial software which maximizes productivity and efficiency and reduces waste in the process industries worldwide. ExperTune is headquartered in the United States in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ExperTune has an extensive sales network on all continents. ExperTune’s products include PlantTriage, ProcessApex, and PID Loop Optimizer.