Modern Distributed Control Systems (DCS)

SOLUTIONS

ADDRESS KEY MARKET CHALLENGES WITH YOUR PROCESS SYSTEM

Today, technology is driving innovations and you need to stay in step to remain competitive. By integrating your production environment, you are better able to address key challenges in your market.

Traditional Distributed Control Systems (DCS) are very costly and time consuming to install, migrate and support. These issues are only compounded with difficulties in finding qualified support resources and spare parts.

Utilizing a modern scalable control platform is strategic to improving your productivity. With it you receive information that is rich in production intelligence right to your business system providing you the visibility necessary to drive efficiency and productivity across all layers of your company in real-time.

 
WHAT IS A MODERN DCS?

PlantPAx is a process automation system from Rockwell Automation that provides:

  • All the core capabilities expected of a DCS, while enabling plant-wide control and optimization
  • Scalability and modular architectures to match exact requirements
  • Open, information-enabled and secure architectures
  • Flexibility in implementation and support of the installed system
  • performance with Motion Analyzer software
SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE
SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE

System architectures, supported by PlantPAx system sizing tools, allow you to design architecture with minimal risk and proven system performance.

  • Scalable and Flexible - Same platform for single stand-alone station or large distributed architecture enables cost-effective implementation and expansion.
  • High Availability - Solutions with redundant I/O, controllers, and HMI servers to maintain critical operations.
  • Characterized System Performance - Guidelines and system tools minimize the risk of incorrectly designed systems and help ensure system performance.
  • Virtualization Technology - Helps lower engineering, testing, and lifecycle costs.

CONTROL AND I/O

With a single and scalable control platform, you have a unified system that controls many loops and advanced process control.

ENGINEERING AND CONFIGURATION

The PlantPAx system offers an integrated design and configuration environment for automating production processes, helping to shorten development time and minimize human error.

OPERATOR EFFECTIVENESS

PlantPAx provides the tools and capabilities to make the operator more effective, resulting in safe and efficient control of the process in both normal and abnormal situations.

LOWER COST OF OWNERSHIP

Many customers can easily leverage their current installed base of controls, drives, and MCC's, adding valuable information and control to lower initial investment. Supportability is vital. In many cases plant personnel are already trained on how to support and troubleshoot the system components. In addition to factory support, there are numerous system integrators that can provide more localized cost effective support if needed.



ADVANCED PROCESS CONTROL

With an advanced process control system we can help you reduce variability, eliminate waste and improve quality. We can help facilitate your need for quick response to market demands, reducing costs, achieving target goals and environmental quality.

  • Broad Advanced Control Portfolio
  • Flexible Deployment
  • Model Predictive Control
  • Emissions Monitoring
DCS MIGRATION SOLUTIONS
DCS MIGRATION SOLUTIONS

Let us help you migrate from a traditional DCS to PlantPAx. Our process specialists, and system integrator partners, have the experience to quickly migrate your systems to new technologies with minimum downtime and maximum operational success. With a DCS migration solution you will see productivity gains, lessen the risk of maintaining legacy equipment and drive system lifecycle cost savings.


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