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Allen Bradley : PlantPAx

Allen Bradley DCS

PlantPAx Process Automation System was released on Nov 2008. The PlantPAx™ Process Automation System is a defined set of standard Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture products that are configured in a prescribed way to provide optimal performance as a process automation system. When combining PlantPAx core system components, tools and utilities, with other Rockwell Automation and partners products, the result is unmatched automation system flexibility, scalability, and expandability when solving continuous batch as well as high-speed discrete applications.

Key areas highlighted the PlantPAx system is the following.

System Engineering – The PlantPAx system further strengthens the company’s system engineering environment. This environment will offer process and batch control users a new library of reusable control objects with tools to simplify its deployment. The recently released advanced process control (APC) functions to enhance the performance of slow-response process loops also are included. A future release will include the ability to populate the PlantPAx system with modules from multiple plant design and engineering tools. These and other actions are core to the company’s philosophy to continually enhance the system engineering environment as a common platform for plant-wide control.

Control and Visualization Platforms – Control strategies and accompanying visualization are configured using modular and reusable objects, simplifying design, commissioning and maintenance. Continued advances around system high availability serve to minimize or eliminate downtime and process disruptions caused by control system modifications. The PlantPAx system also delivers an evolving alarm platform that allows operators to manage native alerts, as well as those associated with third-party controlled equipment, in accordance with current industry standards.

Performance and Process Optimization – The PlantPAx system extends the scope of process optimization to include fuzzy logic, basic and advanced process loop tuning and at the high-end, model predictive control (MPC) suite from the acquisition of Pavilion Technologies. The MPC suite has added a new dimension to the company’s process optimization portfolio, helping manufacturers achieve efficient economic performance from production assets. The MPC offering from Pavilion Technologies, while an integral element of the PlantPAx system, will continue to function as a stand-alone supervisory application with DCS and PLCs from other suppliers.

Batch and Sequencing – Rockwell Automation provides solutions from basic sequencing to the most complex and demanding batch applications. The PlantPAx system has the distinct market advantage of using core batch and sequencing technologies, which over the years have been adopted by other control system suppliers. The system adheres to ISA-88 standards and presents a scalable batch control capability that includes a controller-based state machine for local sequencing applications to more comprehensive server-based batch control with material tracking and electronic batch records advantages.

Process Safety and Critical Control – Further development of Rockwell Automation process safety capabilities offers the broadest coverage of safety integrity levels (SIL) and fault-tolerance requirements. ICS Triplex – a leader in process safety and critical control – is integrated with the PlantPAx system to help deliver the highest availability safety solutions worldwide. The integration over EtherNet/IP allows users of ICS Triplex safety solutions the many advantages of Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture.

Asset Management – As an integral element of the PlantPAx system, expansion of the company’s asset management suite includes new data delivery capabilities, tools and procedures that track assets and their performance – maximizing productivity and the bottom line, while optimizing system utilization and fulfilling external reporting requirements. Version management of control assets, calibration management of process instrumentation and valuable diagnostics for HART and process fieldbus devices are included in the offering. A subsequent release will add enhancements to the company’s device configuration philosophy.

The company’s asset performance expertise and ability to provide plant-wide information access and process optimization help users achieve operational excellence and dramatic improvements in business performance, manufacturing infrastructure and global success.

Plant Information – The PlantPAx system allows plant-wide process data management through its historian capability. The historian offering – based on the PI System from OSIsoft – is integrated with the Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk Integrated Production and Performance Software Suite. Further, the new FactoryTalk VantagePoint enterprise manufacturing intelligence and reporting software helps enable aggregation, analysis and display of plant information.


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