distributed control system


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distributed control system

[di′strib·yəd·əd kən′trōl‚sis·təm]
(control systems)
A collection of modules, each with its own specific function, interconnected tightly to carry out an integrated data acquisition and control application.
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Rising investments in the oil and gas, power generation, chemicals and petrochemicals, and water and wastewater industries in the Middle East have expanded the regional market for distributed control systems (DCS).
AMAX is a distributed control system: The trajectory generation and logic control executes in the central processor, but the motion control loops are executed in the intelligent slave module and require less centralized processing power while reducing overall wiring cost and system complexity.
Features include microprocessor-based distributed control system and 20-bit weighing system for blend accuracy, easy cleanout for recipe changes, and blending of up to ten ingredients.
To make a proper selection, it is important to revisit the reasons for migrating from a centralized control system to a distributed control system.
As local operating networks (LON) continue to be the favored electrical system being installed into new construction projects, this innovative, technology-based, distributed control system offers enhanced operating capabilities as well as significant cost savings associated with monitoring and managing power usage.
The scope of the order, valued at $37 million, includes: the supply of gearless mill drives for a 11.6 m diameter, SAG mill, rated at 19,400 kW and three 7.3 m diameter ball mills, each rated at 13,430 kW; the entire set of medium- and low-volt age drives; an ABB Distributed Control system; and medium-voltage Motor Control Center.
Q: I am working with a distributed control system that uses a SCSI interface.
has developed a new, more powerful version of the company's packaged distributed control system. The [micro]DCS 2000 system is designed to meet the needs of test stands, R&D facilities, pilot plants, smaller scale production facilities and other applications that require frequent, easy to implement changes in their measurement and control strategies.
A new series of three reports from market analysis firm Datamonitor has suggested that PC-based distributed control system (DCS) software is the fastest growing area in the automation software market.
Contract award notice: Update of distributed control system (dcs) of the iirsu of the etrs of meia serra - 2nd procedure (portugal-funchal: Industrial control software package)
CSU also will become the home to two future breweries that will run on the Rockwell Automation PlantPAx distributed control system. One of them will modeled after a craft-style brewery and the other after a commercial brewery.
Engineering technology company Siemens Corporation, the US subsidiary of Siemens AG (Xetra:SIE), announced on Monday that Dow Corning, a provider of silicon-based technology, is standardising worldwide on Siemens Simatic PCS 7 distributed control system.

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