Automation New Control System for Smaller Plants is Simple, Robust and Cost-effective
Mitsubishi Electric’s PMSX micro is a control system designed specifically for use on smaller scale plants, such as renewable energy power plants. It runs on a single computer yet delivers proven control technology in an inexpensive and easily engineered package.
PMSX micro provides large plant levels of control with easy operating screens, displaying a status overview for an entire installation using process visuals. It has a graphical interface which lets operators interrogate details of the system and make alterations to parameters as required. It is available in two formats: a conventional tower PC with a separate 22-inch monitor, or a panel PC with an integrated 21.5 inch full HD display.
PMSX micro has a comprehensive integrated alarm and event system. When alarms occur, the operator can navigate directly to the relevant process graphic, allowing a rapid and appropriate response to production events. The system also records events and messages securely — and in the correct sequence in a database, allowing process flows to be traced in the event of production problems or following changes to the plant.
Operators can add annotations or comments to events, which are also retained for subsequent analysis. The system includes built-in maintenance functions, as well as a wide range of analysis options to help operators understand process data and improve plant performance. The system is suitable for applications with around 1,000 analogue or digital inputs and outputs across three to five separate automation stations.
Because PMSX micro runs on Mitsubishi Electric and ME-Automation Project’s robust and proven PMSX distributed control platform, expanding to a larger scale system is also straightforward, should this be required.