Distributed Control

MTL releases control system updates that leverages ArchestrA technology

Source: ControlGlobal.com

Apr 07, 2006

MTL Open System Technologies (MOST), a member of the MTL Instruments Group, has released its Matrix v.8.0 process control system that features integration with Invensys Wonderware ArchestrA technology.

"Our control solutions have always made extensive use of Wonderware's software solutions such as InTouch (operator interface (HMI)), IndustrialSQL Server (plant historian) and InBatch (recipe management). The adoption of ArchestrA technology offers our customers major benefits -- significant reduction in project engineering and deployment costs, easy expansion of existing systems, enhanced production and performance management reporting and integration with enterprise-wide business systems," said MOST VP of Marketing Dave Reynolds.

MOST's process control system, Matrix v. 8.0, leverages Wonderware's Industrial Application Server to automatically manage and coordinate the development, modification, and deployment of control application components. Each of these components or templates contain all the information necessary for alarming, trending, historization, and security for process control tasks including PID loops, motor control, I/O interfacing, and diagnostics. Graphical representation of these components is through a set of Wonderware SmartSymbols. 

Industrial Application Server is built on Invensys' ArchestrA software architecture.This enables plant engineers to easily design develop, deploy and maintain process control and functional safety systems for a wide variety of applications. In addition, ArchestrA provides one platform or toolset that can integrate plant floor systems with enterprise-wide business systems.

This release coincides with the announcement that MTL's SafetyNet (SIL2) functional safety system received certification by TÜV Rheinland. SafetyNet can be used for Process Shut Down (PSD), Emergency Shut Down (ESD), and Burner Management System (BMS) applications.