Invensys Process Systems is an organization within Invensys plc. Invensys plc is a global leader in the automation and controls industry, supplying tailored systems, solutions, and services to customers from a broad spectrum of manufacturing and process control sectors. Their product lines include flow and pressure instrumentation, including vortex, magnetic, and Coriolis flowmeters.
Foxboro offers plant automation systems, flowmeters, single-loop controllers, and a variety of product support services.
Invensys Process Systems applications, in general, are targeted at industry groups within the process control sector of the manufacturing industry. Their product brands include Avantis (Enterprise Asset Management), Foxboro (industrial automation, specifically the I/A Series and Foxboro A2 system and associated services, as well as instruments, transmitters, and SCADA), SimSci-Esscor (simulations and optimization), Triconex (safety systems), Wonderware HMI and plant intelligence solutions. Invensys claims that their product brand teams deliver the most comprehensive mix available to the manufacturing market today.
The company also offers level, pressure, and temperature instruments as well as a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) based process analyzer designed for refinery, petrochemical, food processing, and pulp and paper operations.
The Foxboro Company was founded in Foxboro, Massachusetts in 1908, and was acquired by Siebe plc of Windsor, UK, in 1990. In 1999, Siebe merged with BTR to form Invensys plc. Foxboro is a brand under Invensys Systems, Inc.
Foxboro is a broad-line supplier of instrumentation, and has a long-term reputation. In addition to its line of instrumentation products, the company is also famous for its I/A series, a distributed control system (DCS) that was introduced in 1987. Foxboro has a proprietary protocol it calls FoxCom, although now many of its instrumentation products are delivered with the HART protocol.