|APC AND MES
AspenOne Advanced Process Control helps increase throughput, improve product quality, reduce energy and raw material use, while increasing overall operational efficiency. AspenOne Production Management and Execution drives operational excellence through monitoring, control and analysis of manufacturing operations. It integrates fully with existing systems.
781/ 221-6400; www.aspentech.com
|PAC AT PLC PRICES
The Foxboro programmable automation controller system is a PAC and I/O subsystem integrated with Wonderware software. It offers robust control and information capabilities for installations with fewer than 3000 input/output (I/O) points. It offers high-density I/O modules with cost-effective redundancy options, energy efficiency, continuous analog, logic and sequential control and more.
Invensys Operations Management
|UPGRADES TO EXPERION
Honeywell has added major enhancements to its flagship Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS). Experion R400 features, such as extended support life, flexible direct on-process migration paths, virtualization, and easier installation and migration. It now offers an integrated turbomachinery control solution. It also features a new Profibus gateway that provides redundancy.
Honeywell Process Solutions
Tatsoft’s FactoryStudio provides users with reliable, scalable, secure and efficient capabilities to design, test, build, reconfigure and monitor physical processes. It offers the first cloud collaboration feature in automation software: simultaneously collaborate on projects; work on multiple projects on a single machine; or publish a single project for use on any device with a web browser.
|PACKED WITH PRODUCTIVITY
ProductivitySuite software for the Productivity3000 PAC features tag-name-based programming and more seamless integration with HMIs. The data is stored in true database format, so it can be searched, filtered and sorted. The onboard program documentation feature stores the program, tag database and all program comments to the CPU, so they are available to any PC on the system.
|TWO-VERSION PAC SOFTWARE
Opto 22’s PAC Project Basic is free and includes PAC Control, a flowchart-based control programming tool and PAC Display, an HMI development and runtime application. PAC Project Professional adds the OptoOPC Server for communication with OPC clients and with common databases, plus support for redundant controllers, complex network architectures and legacy Opto 22 I/O.
951/ 695-3000; www.opto22.com
|WEB-BASED LOOP TUNING
PlantTriage loop performance monitor can tune cascade control loops directly from its web browser interface. PlantTriage system automatically diagnoses and prioritizes process, control and instrumentation problems. The new tools allow users to tune both outer and inner cascade loops with a single bump test directly from a web browser interface.
Data South Systems develops and sells GrITS for ProcessBook, which automatically converts operator graphics into PI ProcessBook. Viewing operator displays in ProcessBook gives users the ability to easily find and trend critical information required to run the plant. Data South Systems gives plants the tools to bring the operational visibility of the control room to the desktop.
Data South Systems
ProSoft i-View enables interoperability between Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices and industrial control systems. Remotely monitor and modify live data from PACs on an EtherNet/IP or Modbus TCP/IP network. The app creates a secure cellular or 802.11 interface between the iPhone/iPad/iPod touch devices and the control system.
|AUTOMATION SOFTWARE WORKBENCH
ISaGRAF is the leading IEC 61131-3- and IEC 61499-compliant firmware and workbench for building industrial automation products. It has an integrated HMI and tools for editing, debugging, code generation, etc. Based on an open plug-in technology designed for industrial automation needs, ISaGRAF 6 Workbench is a modular and flexible environment. Every component in the workbench works with ISaGRAF’s new Microsoft .Net framework-based technology.
ADVANCED EXPERT SYSTEM
|DO THE NANOMATH
The nanoNavigator 3.0, for use with the newest version of the Nanoline controller (nLC-055), supports the nLC-055’s new math capability, counter functions and larger data set. The easy-to-use software requires no programming experience, and is ideal for small to mid-sized machines with limited I/O. NanoNavigator is free to download from www.nanonavigator.com.
|EARLY WARNING FOR VALVE PROBLEMS
Intune’s new Valve Diagnostics plug-in qualitatively detects and quantifies the size of valve stiction in both online and offline diagnostic modes. This functionality is found in a standard plug-in for Intune+ loop optimization software and can be added as an extension to the multi-loop Intune Tuning Tools. Before valve degradation becomes critical, process control engineers can use this reliable and accurate tool to detect and diagnose poor control valve performance and thus avoid costly shutdowns for unplanned replacements.
Levelandflow.com is a web-based data acquisition platform for process control. It is is a cost-effective, stand-alone solution that provides the basic monitoring functionalities of SCADA, without the requisite expensive hardware and software. Using standard IP an input module connects sensors to the secure website by leveraging existing infrastructures, routing data over the Internet. Operators and managers have ready access to real-time data wherever they can connect to the Internet.
Automation Products Group