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L&A Adds XMC Technology To Automation Platforms

Aug. 14, 2020
L&A acquires patented model-less multivariable control technology.

Lin and Associates, Inc. reaches an agreement with APC Performance, LLC to acquire its patented model-less multivariable control (XMC) technology. Under the agreement, Lin and Associates will bring the technology to many automation platforms.

Lin and Associates’ customers can now take advantage of multivariable control technology to solve many small to mid-sized multivariable process control applications within their operating plants. The XMC technology reportedly delivers robust back-end control that executes natively in DCS and PLC platforms and integrates seamlessly with Lin and Associates’ ALTIUS Hi-Performance HMI Solution.

"We look forward to working closely with our clients to offer them this exciting and promising new frontier of advanced process control,” says Eric LeBlanc, vp of technology at Lin and Associates. “The XMC technology enables customers to close an important gap in modern process automation between the limited abilities of advanced regulatory control and the high-level demands of conventional multivariable control, all while being cost-effective in initial implementation and ongoing maintenance.”

APC Performance was founded in 2013 as a research effort to understand the performance and maintenance aspects in current offerings and successfully developed and patented the XMC control method, along with its single-loop counterpart, rate-predictive Control (RPC).

For more information, visit: www.linandassociates.com

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