ONE-TIME CONTROL DESIGN
Advantech's KW Software Multiprog and ProConOS requires only a one-time design, and then can leverage control know-how easily into different control platforms to meet versatile automation projects needs. KW SoftLogic also creates single-tagging database and HMI software, and shares the same tagging database via OPC server under the Windows CE operating system. Multiprog supports all IEC 61131-3 programming languages. Depending on their needs, users may choose one of the five standardized programming languages.
ENABLE EMERGING APPS
LabView 2009 simplifies the development challenges of parallel hardware architectures with its new virtualization technology that takes advantage of multicore systems, as well as offering new compiler improvements and IP that enhance field-programmable gate array (FPGA) design. The latest version makes it possible to deploy code to wireless sensor networks, and features new solutions for testing multiple wireless standards such as WLAN, WiMAX, GPS and MIMO systems on one hardware platform. Also, LabView 2009 simplifies real-time math by streamlining mathematical algorithm design and deployment to real-time hardware.
E-RT3 2.0 series of processors features a high-speed RISC processor, a choice of operating systems—VxWorks 6 or Linux—and complete compatibility with existing FA-M3 I/O platforms and CPUs. E-RT3 CPU can run proprietary algorithms or other specialized applications, while allowing the standard logic CPUs to coordinate discrete machine control. With the FA-M3 PAC family, a large selection of I/O modules including discrete, analog, temperature control module, motion or communication modules are available. Also, a mechanism is provided with which users can develop their own I/O modules.
DCS FOR SMALL MANUFACTURERS
Experion LS control system provides the power and reliability of a distributed control system (DCS) in a small and flexible solution. Also, it manages all continuous process control applications, and optimizes sequence-oriented and batch applications typically found at specialty chemicals, pharmaceutical, food and beverage and consumer goods producers. Scalable from one PC and controller to multiple stations, Experion LS promotes plant reliability and flexibility while lowering lifecycle costs for smaller manufacturing sites.