Yokogawa to release updated version of Stardom control system
November 28, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Nov. 28, 2017 – Yokogawa Electric plans to release an enhanced version of the Stardom network-based control system in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018.
This new version will include a new E2 bus interface module that has been developed for use in FCN-500 autonomous controller extension units. This enables the construction of systems that have more I/O points and cover a wider area. Stardom is an open network-based control system consisting of components for control, operation and monitoring functionality through the FCN autonomous controller, the VDS web-based HMI, and the FAST/TOOLS SCADA package. One such recent need is for the collective monitoring and control of applications where many different input and output devices are distributed over a wide area, in locations where conditions are often harsh. Other needs have included the reduction of wiring and maintenance costs while ensuring high reliability. Three different types of base modules are available: a long base module with slots for 10 modules, a short base module with slots for five modules, and a new compact base module with slots for three modules. Customers can combine these three different base module types depending on the required number of I/O points and the amount of space available for installation. The system is suitable for a range of facilities, such as pulp and paper, food, pharmaceutical process, water and wastewater facilities, oil and gas wells, and iron and steel.