DENT Announces Collaboration with Emerson | DENT Instruments

DENT Instruments, a global leader in the design and manufacture of power and energy measurement instruments, along with Emerson, a recognized leader in bringing technology and engineering together, have announced a strategic collaboration, making wireless power measurement a reality.

In an ongoing effort to improve equipment reliability and customer ease of use, DENT Instruments has combined their revenue-grade PowerScout 3037 Power Meter with Emerson’s Smart Wireless technology to provide a superior measurement solution that will greatly impact energy efficiency and sustainability for a vast array of customer markets.

“DENT’s versatile PowerScout Meters coupled with Emerson’s WirelessHART technology and global reach creates a much-needed energy information solution for our mutual commercial and industrial customers,” remarked Christopher Dent, President of DENT Instruments. “The DENT – Emerson partnership is a perfect blend of complementary technologies that brings increasingly important energy information to the world.”

This DENT-Emerson joint solution provides customers the following:

  • “Easy to install” design and mounting features support plug-and-play deployment in new or existing WirelessHART® mesh networks;
  • Measurement of over twenty energy variables are available to meet users’ needs;
  • Optimized connectivity for 99.999% data reliability via WirelessHART’s self-organizing, self-healing mesh network technology; and
  • Highly secure network communication via data encryption, critical key management, and end-to-end security features

The new Wireless Power Meter monitors voltage, current, power, energy, and other electrical parameters on single and three-phase electrical systems with revenue-grade accuracy. Continuously monitoring electricity consumption and power quality at submeter levels enables more granular energy management and effective monitoring.

“The introduction of the Power Meter to building maintenance, data centers, processing, industrial automation, cold chain, and more, will have a significant impact as it measures energy at the point of consumption,” says Ken Russell, President of Therm-O-Disc. “We are enabling customers to better understand their power usage quality and therefore improve their energy efficiency. The list of markets and industries that would benefit from using the Power Meter is long, and the benefits are substantial.”

Power Meter customer trial devices are available now through Emerson’s Therm-O-Disc business unit.


DENT Instruments designs and manufactures power meters and data loggers for today’s energy professionals. DENT’s products are often the first step in developing strong energy strategies, for maintaining peak operations, and for lowering operating costs. For over 25 years, DENT Instruments has built a reputation for providing instruments of the highest quality whose robust design, small size, and remote data acquisition make them the loggers of choice for companies large and small.

DENT Instruments is headquartered in Bend, Oregon and is a locally-owned and managed business, and is a key contributor to the economic health and well-being of Central Oregon.


Emerson, based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2015 were $22.3 billion. For more information, visit


Therm-O-Disc, part of Emerson Climate Technologies, is a leader in the design and manufacturer of sensors and controls for multiple industrial and consumer industries. The company’s product line includes a broad range of specialized sensing capabilities, including bimetal and NTC temperature, differential pressure, relative humidity, thermal cutoffs, and wireless communications. Therm-O-Disc is headquartered in Mansfield, Ohio.