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Virtual image templates for process automation

Rockwell Automation : 05 November, 2012  (New Product)
Rockwell Automation has launched virtual image templates for the PlantPAx process automation system, including a system server, operator workstation and engineering workstation. These preconfigured, drop-in templates, delivered as images on a USB hard drive, help reduce validation costs and initial engineering time.
Virtual image templates for process automation

Manufacturers can use templates to simplify and develop virtualisation, resulting in reduced validation and engineering costs, and extended product life cycles

Installing a complete process automation system traditionally takes several days. A virtual image of each component, however, can be deployed in two to three hours. Once deployed, the components can be duplicated in minutes.

“Whether you’re operating one plant or many, virtual image templates significantly simplify the deployment and management of process control systems,” said Steve Pulsifer, director of Process Market Development, Rockwell Automation. “Plus, users benefit from immediate access to simplified upgrade and patch management typical within a virtualised architecture.”

The templates operate in an open virtual-format file, officially supported by VMWare vSphere. The three core elements are:

  • Process Automation System Server (PASS): Provides central name resolution and look-up services across multiple computers for central administration of data throughout the PlantPAx process automation system. The PASS also provides data, HMI and alarm-server capability.
  • Operator Workstation: Consists of the software needed for visualising and controlling the process.
  • Engineering Workstation: Includes all the necessary software to fully configure the control and visualisation components of the PlantPAx process automation system.
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