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Migrating from Distributed Control Systems (DCS) to PC/PLC Based Architectures

DCS, or Distributed Control Systems are a mainstay in medium to large scale processing facilities. In early, computerized control applications, DCS systems provided the required monitoring and control "horsepower" necessary for the proper process monitoring and control at field-based, operator based and higher end management based levels. This functionality was not afforded with configurable architectures utilizing PLC's and PC based technology.

Over the past two decades, PLC's, industrial and PC based networks, PC hardware/software and server systems have evolved by several orders of magnitude to the point where configurable systems can now be more cost effective solution and provide the required "horsepower" to control small to medium scale processing facilities.

Kraken Automation can help by guiding customers through a migration route from DCS to PC/PLC based architectures, starting from cost/benefit analysis, preparation of preliminary design and work scope documents through to detailed system design, assembly, installation, commissioning and training.

Migrating from Distributed Control Systems (DCS) to PC/PLC Based Architectures


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