ARCwire -- GE Fanuc Automation, a unit of GE Industrial, announced that it has officially launched its breakthrough process control system: Proficy Process Systems. Based on GE Fanuc's proven, process control technologies, Proficy Process Systems is a fully integrated system that reportedly will provide customers with improved quality and reliability, increased throughput, performance and efficiency, and reduced total cost of ownership.
The foundation of Proficy Process Systems is a contemporary hardware and software infrastructure that offers the benefits of both traditional DCS and PLC/HMI systems, without many of the historic limitations of those approaches. GE Fanuc's multi-disciplined PACSystems controllers can handle process, discrete, and motion control, applications, giving users flexibility in their control system. GE Fanuc's powerful Proficy software technologies empower users with visibility, analytics, and connectivity throughout their enterprise. The HMI/SCADA and Historian technologies, coupled with Batch and a complete Production Management suite, allows customers to close the gap between automation and information.
Highly Scalable Architecture
The architecture of Proficy Process Systems is highly scalable both in system size and functionality, allowing users to cost-effectively implement applications of any scope. The system's Engineering Workstation provides an integrated development environment that centralizes project engineering, including:
- Control strategies, alarm and I/O configuration
- Process graphics development
- Historian configuration
- System change management
The Operator Console provides a user-friendly environment for process operations and information access. In addition to state-of-the-art graphical components for process monitoring and control, the Operator Console also includes alarm monitoring and management tools for process and system diagnostics and troubleshooting.