Tuning: ControlSoft to provide tuning option for Proficy systems

Charlottesville, VA—GE Fanuc Automation, a unit of GE Industrial, has entered into an agreement with ControlSoft of Cleveland, OH, to provide ControlSoft’s InTune loop optimization software as an option to the upcoming release of GE Fanuc’s new Proficy Process Systems solution for process control.

By Control Engineering Staff July 10, 2007

Charlottesville, VAGE Fanuc Automation , a unit of GE Industrial, has entered into an agreement with ControlSoft of Cleveland, OH, to provide ControlSoft’s InTune loop optimization software as an option to the upcoming release of GE Fanuc’s new Proficy Process Systems solution for process control.

Proficy Process Systems is GE Fanuc’s process control system designed to deliver value to hybrid and continuous customers in industries including life sciences, food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, ethanol, oil and gas, power and energy, milled products, and water/wastewater. GE Fanuc already serves thousands of customers in these industries, according to the company.

“GE Fanuc is providing our customers with the freedom to implement a system that meets their needs today, and grow and expand to meet their needs tomorrow. We are doing that by delivering a contemporary solution based on many of our well-proven technologies, along with technologies from other industry-leading technology partners like ControlSoft,” says Steve Ryan, GE Fanuc director of process solutions. “ControlSoft is a recognized industry leader in process performance improvement technologies. Their InTune product will allow our customers to effectively tune their process control loops to optimize their systems and achieve the results they need.”

Claude Flandro, business development for ControlSoft, said, “GE Fanuc’s selection of InTune demonstrates their commitment to leverage the best available technology to provide the functionality required by their process customers. InTune creates a dynamic platform for control loop optimization.”

ControlSoft Inc. was founded in 1985, and is headquartered in Highland Heights, OH. Additional information about Proficy Process Systems, as well as a registration form to order an introductory CD about Proficy Process Solutions, are available on the GE Fanuc website.

Renee Robbins , editorial director, Control Engineering Daily News Desk