What is Invensys DCS?
A distributed control system (DCS) is a type of digital automated industrial control system (ICS) that uses control loops that are geographically scattered throughout a factory, machine, or control region.
In this article, we are going to discuss DCS developed by Schneider Electric.
Schneider Electric SE is a multinational corporation based in France that specialises in digital automation and energy management. It was founded in 1836.
EcoStruxure Foxboro DCS
EcoStruxure Foxboro DCS Control Software 7.1 has been launched by Schneider Electric. The new software, with additional features and an improved HMI, is intended to simplify engineering and improve the user experience while employing EcoStruxure Foxboro DCS to generate measurable operational benefits safely. The n software version is on show in San Antonio, Texas, at Schneider Electric’s annual EcoStruxure Foxboro user group conference.
The Foxboro Evo technology eliminates process risks and protects profitability. Integration with the world’s premier safety system, as well as a three-pronged cybersecurity approach, assist ensure minimal downtime and uninterrupted production.
Advanced troubleshooting, situational awareness, decision support, and proactive maintenance tools enable every team member to work faster, more accurately, and more agilely to generate production efficiencies that improve the plant’s operations and profits.
The Foxboro EvoTM Process Automation System (DCS) portfolio from Schneider Electric includes termination boards and interface modules as well as solutions for HART, FOUNDATION Fieldbus, and PROFIBUS PA.
The Foxboro Evo HMI allows for simple visualisation of historical trends, as well as ad hoc analysis and a single data repository. Operators obtain a real-time view of all important actions, allowing them to make better decisions and maximise plant performance.
With simple shapes and relevant colours, as well as reliable analogue signalling of objects, situational awareness graphics reduce operator fatigue and provide a broad picture of plant activities. Configurable alarm management analyses enable users to reprioritize alerts depending on changes in operating conditions, resulting in faster comprehension, action, and resolution.
Control and optimization are taken to new heights with operator visualisation based on market-leading InTouchTM software, which provides plantwide visibility to third-party devices, applications, and systems. Synchronized role-based event replies, as well as regulated processes and audit trails, provide clear direction.