Redundant controller solution
Emerson Network Power's ASCO Ethernet redundancy and I/O solution simplifies efficient operation, reliability, and serviceability of quad-redundant programmable logic controllers (PLCs) for paralleling control switchgear.
Emerson Network Power’s ASCO Ethernet redundancy and I/O solution simplifies efficient operation, reliability, and serviceability of quad-redundant programmable logic controllers (PLCs) for paralleling control switchgear. The ASCO Ethernet redundancy and I/O solution comprises software, PLC, and I/O configurations that represent the only quad-redundant control method. The software, PLC, and I/O configurations combine to reduce system cost, extend life, and simplify PLC startup, operation, and servicing when integrated into power switching and controls equipment. The ASCO solution’s Ethernet redundancy employs a simple Ethernet network that can be copper or fiber based and does not require fiber optic rings and hubs. PLC startup is automatic, especially after a failed PLC has been replaced. The entire solution can re-join the network at once, without having to follow strict rules governing sequential startup. For increased redundancy, the ASCO solution also supports the option of redundant I/O. The ASCO solution supports up to four master PLCs and up to 50 smart Ethernet interface units.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey