Yokogawa upgrades production control system to eliminate disruption

Yokogawa Electric will release the Centrum VP R6.05, an enhanced version of its integrated production control system.

The latest release features a new processor module with a Yokogawa designed microprocessor that employs large-scale integration (LSI). By using this system LSI, in place of a commercially available product, Yokogawa eliminates the disruptions that can occur when a product is modified or discontinued.

This release also features an improved engineering function that speeds up project execution by achieving savings in configuration and installation time. These enhancements cover the entire control system lifecycle, from installation and start-up to end of service.

The Centum VP control system provides an operation, monitoring, and engineering environment for every phase of the plant lifecycle, from engineering, installation, and start-up to maintenance, renovation, upgrade, and end of service. From the initial release, Yokogawa says it has been guided by value propositions of smart engineering, advanced operation, system agility, and sustainable plant. This latest Release R6.05 offers strengthened functions that fulfil the value propositions of smart engineering and sustainable plant, confirms Yokogawa.

Yokogawa has developed the CP471 processor module for this version. It has also

developed the Automation Design Suite (AD Suite) engineering environment, released it as part of the Centum VP R6.01.

AD Suite takes a modular approach to the development of control applications, and the modules created with this software are reusable in similar applications. Users can choose between the use of a standard set of modules developed by Yokogawa, or the creation of custom modules using a test tool provided within AD Suite. With the modifications to the test tool implemented in R6.05, the time needed to create a module has been reduced by more than 50 per cent.

The European headquarters of Yokogawa are in Amersfoort in the Netherlands. Throughout Europe, Yokogawa has its own sales, service and engineering operations. This dedicated network has been extended to Central and East Europe. Yokogawa develops and produces flowmeters in Germany and liquid analysers and industrial safety systems in the Netherlands.  In addition to this dedicated network of Yokogawa subsidiaries, a select organisation of Test & Measurement (T&M) subsidiaries and distributors is established in certain areas to support the specific customer needs of this continuously developing and specific market of T&M instrumentation.



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