Programmable Controllers Resource Center
Advances in processors and memory make it possible to embed MPC in the DCS
Model predictive control isn't always the best choice
Two major chemical manufacturers use the PlantPAx system to simplify their process control, optimize operations and virtualize computer tasks.
The workhorses of process control, PLCs and PACs, are learning some new tricks.
White Papers: In Depth Research
Posted: Jul 23, 2014
Often the Best Choice for Applications Where SingleFunction Relays Aren’t Capable Enough and a Safety-Rated PLC is Overkill
Posted: Apr 21, 2014
Redundancy in a process control system means that some or all of the system is duplicated, or redundant. The goal is to eliminate, as much as possible, any single point of failure. When a piece of equipment or a communication link goes down, a similar or i
Posted: Dec 09, 2013
Applications that require high availability, advanced data handling and superior communication capability are a good fit for PAC redundancy. This white paper looks at the benefits of redundancy, options, and implementation details.
Posted: Oct 22, 2013
Lambda tuning gives non-oscillatory response with the response time (Lambda) required by the plant. Seven industrial examples show the relevance and simplicity of this method. Will Lambda tuning work in your process control loop?