Automatic emissions monitoring control system for a1-cbiss
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The requirement & Solution
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The Amplicon team realised that this application would require a device that had the features of an industrial computer to drive the HMI screen plus the I/O and control capabilities of a PLC.
Having understood the customer requirements Amplicon recommended the ViewPAC product line of programmable automation controllers. The ViewPAC is a programmable automation controller offering HMI, data acquisition and control functions in one unit.
Amplicon specified the ViewPAC series as it has a choice of different operating systems (WinCE 5.0, Linux and MiniOS7), as well as different sized touch screen displays (3.5”, 5.7” and 10.4”). For this particular application, the WinCE model with a 10.4” was selected.
The ViewPAC units perfectly met the customer budget requirements because the need for a separate display was eliminated, as well as the requirement for installing communication and power cabling to distribute I/O units, all of these factors contributed to a much-reduced cost of installation.
The ViewPAC with its support for Windows CE meant the customer could apply their expertise with Visual Studio .Net to create a Windows program that acts as the user interface and provides the logic control for the relays contained within the unit.
Amplicon provide second to none customer service and provide solutions to challenges we pose them in a professional and timely manner. The ViewPAC solution offered by Amplicon has enabled a1-cbiss to be more competitive through a reduction of installation costs and a reduced bill of materials.
Phil Kewish, Engineering Manager. - a1-cbiss
a1-cbiss Ltd has worked with Amplicon over many years for both remote I/O and network communications equipment. Amplicon have always met the high standards expected from a company with such a strong reputation.
With an extensive range of automation and control products, including Panel PCs, HMIs, I/O modules, PACs and SCADA hardware the Amplicon measurement and control engineers are able to assist with the design and integration of high-performance systems to industry.