PROCESS CONTROL AND AUTOMATION
What is Automation Process Control?
Process automation involves using sensors, actuators, computer technology, and software engineering to enable factories in diverse industries to operate more efficiently and safely. Automating the control of the manufacturing conditions of a product ensures quality and efficiency. As a result, a small group of engineers can manage highly complex systems from a single control room.
Applications for process control cover the measurement or control of variables such as analytical, connectors, flow, level, pressure, temperature, and vibration.
Common Automated Manufacturing Methods
- Batch Production
- Flow Production
- Lean Manufacturing
- Agile Manufacturing
Operational inefficiency and unsafe operating conditions generally result from the absence of process automation. This is because when plant operators physically monitor performance values and the quality of outputs to determine the best setting on which to run production equipment human error comes into play.
Process control software alleviates these risk factors by using measurements to show how the plant or factory is running. Along with this real-time insight, simulations of various operation modes visualize optimal production processes and begin to predict trends.
Distributed Control Systems
Distributed Control Systems (DCS) are dedicated systems used in manufacturing processes that are continuous or batch oriented.
An example of a distributed control system is a SCADA or Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system. SCADA is a control system architecture integrating computers, network data communications, and a user interface for high-level supervision of machines and processes. Other sensors and devices, such as programmable logic controllers, also interface with the process plant machinery.
Solubit’s Process Control Services
Solubit provided a SCADA solution for a leader in the aerospace components manufacturing industry to enable furnace and inductive heater control. This system allowed our customers superior insight, propelled batch processing, reduced monitoring needs, enhanced process development, and design optimization.
We are in the business of improving design development, process insight, and consistency of manufacturing with process and control systems. We have proven success with active process monitoring solutions for discrete or mixed I/O machines to drive full process control and automation.
Our solutions are designed to elevate your process to realize unfailing levels of consistency. In addition, our unmatched support will ensure end-user ownership of your process control system.
Why choose Solubit?
Our team is stocked with LabVIEW™ and TestStand™ certified engineers. As a result, we are well-versed in integrating hardware from a variety of suppliers.
Solubit has a development history paved by exceptional LabVIEW™ coding- our customers have enjoyed thoughtfully designed UIs that simplify and elevate processing.
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