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Experion PlantCruise now available in southern Africa

September 2016 PLCs, DCSs & Controllers

Universal Measurement and Control has introduced Honeywell’s Experion PlantCruise to the local market, a purpose-built DCS for small to mid-size operations with continuous and batch process control applications.

In industries such as specialty chemicals, biofuels, power generation, pharmaceuticals, mining, water and wastewater, and food and beverage, PlantCruise provides a robust DCS solution for control of continuous and batch processes for companies looking to manage costs while meeting more stringent regulations and increased sustainability objectives. PlantCruise with Experion PKS technology helps optimise industrial performance resulting in greater ability to respond to new customer demands and changing product requirements.

“PlantCruise by Experion gives customers access to proven and reliable, true DCS technology at an affordable price point,” said John Moodie, managing director at Universal Measurement and Control. “The system is designed to be easy to implement and engineering time is greatly reduced through a suite of advanced tools. Plantcruise is intended for implementation exclusively by Honeywell approved system integrators, which further benefits customers through fast local configuration and support.”

PlantCruise by Experion offers the latest innovations that leverage:

• High performance input/output (I/O) design.

• Simplified engineering and maintenance functionality.

• Fault Tolerant Ethernet (FTE) capability for the highest reliability.

• Profit Loop algorithm for improved control performance and simplified maintenance.

• Virtualisation solutions for reduced cost of ownership associated with open systems.

• Change control process verification for regulatory compliance.

• For end-users with batch processes, the batch execution software operates in a redundant controller instead of a computer, eliminating the need for extra hardware and reducing the communication load and time for execution of each batch phase. This ultimately results in higher throughput with the same plant equipment.

For more information contact John Moodie, Universal Measurement and Control, +27 (0)72 893 6976, john@universalmc.co.za, www.universalmc.co.za



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