It also improves plant-wide integration by enabling the seamless transfer of real-time data from disparate control systems for improved decision making and increased manufacturing flexibility. Phase one of the migration plan involves replacing legacy human-machine interface (HMI) consoles with the vendor’s FactoryTalk View Site HMI infrastructure. In phase two, the legacy process controllers are replaced with Logix controllers, while allowing customers to reuse existing I/O modules to maximize the return on their existing investment. Phase three involves removing the legacy I/O infrastructure and replacing it with the Logix 1756-based I/O platform. Custom field termination unit cables from the vendor allow the removal of legacy I/O without the need to remove field wires, reducing installation costs and risks associated with I/O replacement. The three-phase program is available today for conversion from Honeywell, ABB and Fisher Provox DCS platforms; upcoming solutions will accommodate Westinghouse, Moore and Yokogawa, among others, says the vendor.
Rockwell Automation Inc.
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