Process Control System Provides Simplified Configuration and Maintenance
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announces the latest version of its process control system: Proficy Process Systems Version 1.5. Proficy Process Systems is a fully integrated process control system that will provide customers with improved quality and reliability; increased throughput, performance and efficiency; and reduced total cost of ownership.
Proficy Process Systems features a common global namespace that provides simplified configuration and maintenance for the user. Tags in the system are defined once and then referenced and used commonly throughout the system. This global namespace capability can reduce system configuration time by 30 percent.
The foundation of Proficy Process Systems is a contemporary hardware and software infrastructure that offers the benefits of both traditional DCS and PLC/HMI systems without many of the historic limitations of those approaches. GE Fanucs multi-disciplined PACSystems controllers can handle process and motion control applications, giving users flexibility in their control system. GE Fanucs Proficy software technologies empower users with visibility, analytics and connectivity throughout their enterprise. The HMI/SCADA and Historian technologies, coupled with Batch and a complete Production Management suite, allows customers to close the gap between automation and information.
The system also offers powerful control features, including a comprehensive set of function blocks for advanced regulatory control. In addition, user-defined function blocks can be created for the freedom and flexibility to define control algorithms as necessary, and system integrators can lock these blocks to protect their intellectual property. Customers can choose the fieldbus technologies they need for their applications because Proficy Process Systems provides an open fieldbus approach by supporting Foundation Fieldbus, Profibus DP and PA, HART, Ethernet and ASI.