Choosing the Correct Control Strategy

 

Because your production process is unique, your control system should be as well. ACSI's engineers have gained years of process knowledge by working with unique processes and customers; therefore, we apply this practical education to your systems.

A basic ACSI system structure is shown below. Roll over an item for more information related to the topic.

PID, Boundary, and Model Based Control

Whether your difficulties stem from slow response times, changing process conditions, or a combination many issues, our engineers will combine their control system capabilities and knowledge of manufacturing processes with your specific plant expertise to customize a control strategy that will help you meet your specific production goals and manufacturing needs. The solution may be straightforward,or it may require a combination of different types of control.

PID Control has been the traditional method of control over the past 60 years; however, new methods, such as Model Based Control and Boundary Control, are proving more effective for loops with slow response times. The innovative Model Based Control continues to show greater reliability, better control, and faster response to loops that are difficult to tune, such as temperatures, levels, and pressures.

ACSI's Model Based Control

Paper: Model Based Control vs. PID Control

Brochure: Model Based Control for the Glass Industry

DCS vs. PLC

ACSI is a leader in the adaptation of programmable controllers to process-based manufacturing. In processes where traditional DCS systems have been installed, ACSI has provided PLC solutions that are more cost effective and more easily maintained.

 

Roll your cursor over an area to learn more about our solutions for Services, Networking, SQL Servers, HMI, or Controllers.

In this example, a VPN connection has been established to provide you with swift customer service from ACSI's offices. This feature allows our engineers to troubleshoot and assist you without the added expense of travel and on-site time. In return, you will see increased uptime and production.

Multiple Operator Stations, all with dual monitors, can be used to access the HMI screens throughout the plant, and networking capabilities allow plant personnel to access screens from their own offices.

An Industrial SQL Server collects data that is used for data logging and historical trending. If desired, office PCs can be used to access data from the server.

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