New synapses for the plant's "brain"

Hanover, |

At the SPS IPC Drives 2018, Aucotec will show how its new DCS portal significantly shortens the path from engineering to control system programming. With the portal, the specifications from the plant design can be automated and transferred directly to the programming of common control systems (DCS: Distributed Control Systems).

One portal for all

This unique bridge leads to any automation system that is capable of communication, even in parallel with several of them. This makes the portal particularly useful for general contractors (EPCs) or for operators who have different control systems in use due to their history. Each has its own programming tools and uses different software modules ("Typicals"). Aucotec's Software Engineering Base (EB) can provide a corresponding container in the portal for all these "plant brains". Each container serves as a kind of "synapse" for the transmission of design information, which can thus be transferred simultaneously to different control systems with different configurations. This is also of benefit for manufacturers who build lots of similar plants but with other control systems.

Quick and error-free changes

With the many unavoidable changes during plant planning and operation, the new solution is also fast and free of the usual transmission errors. If a change, whenever and wherever it may occur in the process, has an effect on the sensor/actuator logic, the control system is informed instantly via the portal. The basis for this is the extraordinary consistency of EB.

The cooperative platform combines the core disciplines of basic engineering including FEED (front end engineering design), process design, instrumentation & control, and electrical engineering in a single, common data model. This means that change entries are only required at one point. They appear immediately in each additional representation of the object changed, so that all parties involved are always up to date. Coordination between the plant designers, error-prone data transmissions, double entries and time-consuming cross-checks between the disciplines are eliminated by this central data management. EB also reduces the waiting time of the automation engineers for all relevant information from the various areas.

Faster automation

If the necessary attributes, e.g. signals, limit values, etc., are stored on the sensors and actuators in EB's plant model, the actual programming of the automation is very quick. The characteristics can be easily entered later in the current project. Up to now, no other system offers these opportunities to save time and at the same time secure data quality.

오코텍(AUCOTEC) 소개: AUCOTEC은 기계, 플랜트, 모바일 시스템 등의 전체 수명주기에 대한 엔지니어링 소프트웨어 개발 분야에 35년 이상의 경험을 보유한 기업입니다. AUCOTEC의 솔루션은 대규모 공장을 위한 계측, 제어 및 전기 엔지니어링 Flow 다이어그램부터 자동차 산업의 모듈식 하네스 설계에 이르기까지 매우 다양합니다. AUCOTEC 소프트웨어는 전 세계적으로 공급 및 사용되고 있으며, 독일 하노버에 본사를 두고 독일 내에서 6개의 지점을 운영하고 있습니다. 또한 한국, 중국, 프랑스, 이탈리아, 오스트리아, 폴란드, 스웨덴, 노르웨이, 미국에 지사를 설립하였으며, 전 세계에 분포되어 있는 글로벌 파트너를 통해 각 지역에 필요한 지원을 효율적으로 제공합니다.


Johanna Kiesel
Press & Public Relations
Phone: +49 511 61 03-186

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