PMSX®pro (DCS)

Process Management System

Industrial plants are operated, monitored, and controlled by means of process management systems.

PMSX®pro has been designed to fully meet all requirements in terms of availability, efficiency, expandability, and flexibility. It also features a high level of harmonized hardware and software, and includes a finely tuned range of standardized automation equipment.

The process management concept adapts to the plant‘s process engineering structure. Maximum safety, utmost availability, and flexible expandability are obtained by structuring the plant horizontally into function units with specific control and automation tasks. In this way, we achieve a clearly structured, hierarchical and therefore transparent plant structure. Process-related redundancies are not cancelled by the control system.

For efficient plant and maintenance management, PMSX®pro provides consistent, plant-wide configuration and parametrization from a central point. The possibility of calling dynamic function diagrams, and the consistent forwards documentation ensure that the operators always have a clear process overview – also under critical operating conditions – and thus permit fast and confident response. What‘s more, the integrated Help function plus powerful tools for diagnostics, simulation, and quality assurance assist the personnel in efficient plant operation.

Benefits at a glance

  • Distributed system architecture and freely scalable topology
  • Utmost reliability and availability – up to 99.9% p.a.
  • Active and passive redundancies at all levels
  • Safe and overriding process control
  • Forwards documentation according to VGB-R 170 C
  • Dynamic function plans called directly from process graphics
  • Extremely powerful archiving functions
  • Intelligent and consecutive alarm management
  • Time stamping in the distributed input module groups
  • Inputs monitored for broken leads and short circuit
  • Automatic backup and recovery function
  • Comprehensive Asset Management tools
  • Use of proven, standardized technology
  • Expandable without interrupting plant operation
  • Secure linking to other networks, and remote access via a firewall