Software Creates Predictive Process Models
Rockwell Automation has added new tools to its Pavilion8 model predictive control software to allow users to create simple to complex process models on their own. Pavilion8 4.0 gathers facility data such as equations, empirical data and heuristics to help users develop a robust model of the process.
The software continuously assesses current and predicted operational data, compares it to desired results, and computes new control targets to reduce in-process variability and improve process performance. Users can build models leveraging a common design and execution environment to reduce overall commissioning time.
New components include solution builder tools to enable users to build, maintain and adjust many models without outside support; Web-based dashboards to provide a customizable, browser-based user experience; and an automatic step-tester to make the process easier, faster and adaptable to changing process conditions.