Invensys introduces Foxboro A2 automation system

Foxboro, MA - Today, January 27, 2003, introduced the Foxboro A2 (ArchestrA) automation system. Foxboro's A2 automation system integrates technology, expertise, and services from across Invensys and is targeted to fit applications needing DCS-like functionality but are unable to justify DCS pricing.

01/27/2003


Foxboro, MA - Today, January 27, 2003, introduced the Foxboro A2 (ArchestrA) automation system. Foxboro's A2 automation system integrates technology, expertise, and services from across Invensys and is targeted to fit applications needing DCS-like functionality but are unable to justify DCS pricing.

Based on Invensys' Eurotherm technology, Foxboro A2's I/O system provides high-density packaging of a broad range of analog and digital I/O types. DIN rail, remote-mounted I/O systems communicate to system controllers via Profibus, Modbus, or DeviceNet digital communications.

A variety of controller options are available and controllers can be mixed and matched as needed to meet specific requirements of control and price.

Redundant processors with automatic switchover, redundant power supplies, and redundant network connections can be specified on a controller-by-controller basis.

Control strategies are configured graphically using IEC-61131 tools including function block, sequential function charts, structured text, and PID and advanced regulatory control. A library of pre-constructed function blocks is also available to speed application development.

The Foxboro A2 system supports the ANSI/ISA S88 batch control methods and is designed to be validated for U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, including electronic records and signatures.

Wonderware inside

Foxboro A2 automation system incorporates the latest version of

Operator displays and supervisory applications are configured via Wonderware's Microsoft-based engineering tools, which are fully integrated into the systems single-tag database making the management and re-use of pre-developed, pre-tested control strategies easier.

Third-party supervisory applications can be seamless integrated via Wonderware's Industrial Application Server. Integration with third-party devices and systems is achieved using an OPC Server.

Controller-based operator interface capabilities are also available, providing for a low-cost local operator station.

For more information, visit www.foxboro.com

Invensys/Foxboro





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