April 18, 2016 – Control Station Announces New Release of Loop Optimizer for NovaTech D/3 DCS
Enhancements Address Multi-Platform Requirements within the Growing DCS Migration Market
Manchester, CT – April 18, 2016 – Control Station today announced the latest release of its D/3® Loop Optimizer product – a highly intuitive PID modeling and tuning software solution that integrates seamlessly with the NovaTech D/3 DCS. New capabilities within the D/3 Loop Optimizer include advanced statistics and the ability to accurately model and tune controllers from all major OEMs.
“D/3 Loop Optimizer is well-suited for process manufacturing facilities operating with multiple controllers and those considering a phased control system migration,” shared Bob Rice, Control Station’s Vice President of Engineering. “New capabilities in this latest release allow end-users to optimize control and maximize the return on their automation investments.”
PID controller tuning software has historically required a steady-state condition in order to generate an accurate model of the associated control loop’s dynamics. However, this requirement is eliminated by D/3 Loop Optimizer, which leverages a proprietary capability for accurately modeling noisy, oscillatory process data.
“As the first OEM to integrate this technology, we were quick to recognize the innovation behind Control Station’s tuning technology and the value it could deliver to our DCS customers,” commented Jeff Zola, NovaTech’s Vice President of Process Marketing. “D/3 Loop Optimizer has been an excellent extension of our offering, and aligns well with our goal of capturing a greater share of the DCS migration market.”
The D/3 utilizes off-the-shelf servers and network hardware along with NovaTech’s process controllers and 8000 Series I/O to create a remarkably reliable, scalable, cyber-secure and fully redundant system architecture. Like the D/3 architecture, D/3 Loop Optimizer includes licensing options that can scale over time to suit a manufacturer’s short- and long-term technology needs.
About Control Station
Control Station empowers process manufacturers to increase production efficiency and throughput. The company’s software-based solutions actively monitor and optimize plant-wide control loop performance.
The company’s products are both highly innovative and award-winning. PlantESP™ is the leading CLPM solution for identifying and isolating issues that negatively affect control loop performance. Control Station’s portfolio of Loop-Pro™ products is recognized as the process industry’s leading solution for PID controller tuning. It is the only controller tuning software that accurately models oscillatory and noisy process data.
Control Station’s solutions are licensed to leading process manufacturers worldwide and they are available direct from Control Station and through its network of distribution partners. The company is headquartered in the United States.
NovaTech is a producer of automation solutions for the process and electric power industries. Our products and services simplify complexity, reduce risk and extend the capabilities of the engineers and organizations making the world’s power grids and essential process industries more reliable, efficient, sustainable and secure.
Our industry-leading power measurement, substation automation and process control solutions are used by hundreds of U.S. utilities and numerous Fortune 100 process manufacturers worldwide.
In applications ranging from power generation to agriculture, biofuels, brewing, specialty chemicals and pharmaceuticals, our solutions emphasize open standards, ease of deployment and the integration of existing assets.
For additional information on NovaTech please visit http://www.novatechweb.com/process-control/
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