By using a Control Techniques VFD in the PlantWeb environment, pharma plant engineers can employ a complete digital control strategy enabling functionality such as real-time control, predictive diagnostics, quick drive commissioning, and easy system troubling shooting.
- Two new PlantWeb solutions, The AMS / CT EDDL interface and the DeltaV / PCSD Library Modules enables CT Drives to plug and play within the PlantWeb environment. The PCSD library modules enable quick installation of the CT drives into the DeltaV process control architecture, provides a graphical faceplate to monitor critical process data, implements advanced control functions such as interlocks, permissives, and modelocking, and has been tested by the PCSD development team so it is guaranteed to work.
- The new EDDL modules allow easy interface with AMS Device Manager, the best-in-class commissioning and diagnostic software. With AMS, users can detect plant equipment problems before they occur, reducing or eliminated unwanted down time. “Guided Setup” methods can be used to configure the drive for their intended application such as fan, pumps, or compressors. The digital interface provides real-time information on control performance and PlantWeb alerts giving operators timely information to make informed decisions.
By being a part of the PlantWeb architecture, the use of the VFD’s can save significant amount of energy which translates into a cleaner environment and holding on to hard earned profits. As can be seen by the chart below, running induction motors at a reduced speed saves significant power. At 80% speed, only 50% of the power is used, and at 50% speed only 12.5% is used! So by varying the speed setpoint using the DeltaV control system, a significant amount of energy can be saved over the life of the manufacturing line.
A part of Emerson Industrial Automation, Control Techniques has a single minded focus on the design and manufacture of variable speed drives. Control Techniques has been creating ground breaking technology since introducing the first digital DC drive over thirty years ago. Control Techniques combines extensive industry experience, modular drive design, powerful technology and advanced tool kits to provide complete industrial automation solutions.
Steve Bartz is located in Eden Prairie Minnesota and is the Director of the Motion Control Product Line for Emerson Control Techniques. He has over 18 years of experience with Control Techniques in both in R&D Engineering and Product Management departments and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Electrical Engineering Department. For more information, you can contact Steve by clicking here.