Virtual I/O: Cemex integrates plant floor devices with MYNAH
Cemex , the world’s largest producer of ready-mix concrete, has chosen MYNAH’s virtual I/O module (VIM) network gateway to integrate plant floor devices at its cement plants. VIMs allow users to optimize industrial Ethernet communications using Modbus TCP/IP or EtherNet/IP protocols.
VIM helps Cemex with critical plant floor communications, including providing methods to control the timing and manner of communication with field devices and powerful diagnostic tools. So far, Cemex has installed more than 80 VIMs at various plants to integrate control level devices, primarily Modicon Quantum PLCs.
MYNAH is better known for its process simulation products (MiMiC software) but its product scope extends beyond that into DeltaV PLC interfaces and serial I/O drivers.
—Edited by Peter Welander, process industries editor, PWelander@cfemedia.com ,
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