Only two ECS/ControlCenter servers interconnected in a redundant configuration are sufficient for complete control and supervision of all departments in large production plant. The two servers handle I/O communication with the process controllers, the entire supervision task for all operator stations of the two lines, internal data processing, logging and event handling, and any possible engineering and configuration task for the control systems.
The two servers are simultaneously active in all the control tasks, and update each other with any changes that might occur in each of them. Thus a shutdown of any of these servers will not affect the production of this plant.
A number of add-on applications for process and quality control can also be integrated into the control system.
The ECS/ControlCenter control systems from FLSmidth are based on distributed architecture using advanced process controllers on ABB, Rockwell, Schneider and Siemens hardware platforms.
ECS/ControlCenter consists of several functional building blocks that constitute the added-value of the product for control systems. Each building block has been carefully designed to match the precise requirements of our customers in cement and minerals industries exacly.
Functional building blocks
- The I/O Center is a very powerful kernel of the ECS/ControlCenter to handle the entire input-output communication with the plant.
- The Operator Insight Center contains a number of functions and features for efficient control and supervision of the plant.
- The functions within the Engineering Center make the control systems the strongest and most flexible platform of its type.
- Last but not least, the Security Center has a number of security-oriented applications to protect the system against unauthorised access.
All these functions can be customised to the specifications of a plant or company regarding behaviour, user-interface, etc. ECS/ControlCenter customers can also benefit from a wide range of add-on products, technical support and other services to maximise utilisation of their control system.