Study Title • Executive Overview

Rockwell Automation DCS Offerings

PlantPAx Process Automation System
DCS Business

In 2008, Rockwell Automation announced the new umbrella name for the company’s process automation portfolio – PlantPAx Process Automation System, which covers all the systems and solutions investments the company has made in process automation. PlantPAx Process Automation System has a defined A and

characterized core of Integrated Architecture (Logix + Factory


Talk) as well as the ability to add integrated extensions, such as AOC from Pavilion or SIL 3 safety from ICS Triplex, as the customer needs dictate. The company has laid out plans for continued expansion of the PlantPAx Process Automation System based on a combination of the two core Rockwell Automation PlantPAx leveraged technologies, from Logix and FactoryTalk, partners and those as co-investments with such

Endress+Hauser, OSIsoft, and acquired companies such as ICS Triplex, Pavilion Technologies, ProsCon and others.

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hybrid. allows users to set up and propagate reusable equipment. and deployment. Security is in conformance with the ISA-99 standard. Foundation Fieldbus. Current customers tend to use small to medium size PlantPAx is capable of systems. ControlNet. The goal is to supply users with a process automation system that suits their needs in terms of scalability. EtherNet/IP. asset management. FDT/DTM. PlantPAx incorporates and standards such as IEC 61131-3 programming. as batch FactoryTalk control. PlantPAx configuration environment covers process control. and integration with enterprise planning systems. simulation. Rockwell Automation’s configuration supports the IEC 61131-3 languages. and they are 1-2 • Copyright " © ARC Advisory Group • ARCweb. and programming production processes. The Logix platform provides a unified and common infrastructure that can address continuous applications as well as traditional includes resource batch the other and discrete such applications. • For Internal Use Only . as are structural and transactional elements of the ISA-95 standard. DeviceNet. according to ARC’s definition. Rockwell Automation is focusing on its core strengths that already exist in process. enabling information to be provided in context to the users or other applications in the environment. order and define products. and a plantwide view of control. batch encapsulates production management environment and applications (ERP) management. motion. and discrete industries. and drives applications. and allows for process development. PlantPAx provides a consistent look and feel for all control strategy development tasks as well as a consistent environment for developing and testing control applications.Study Title • Executive Overview The two primary layers of the PlantPAx Process automation are the Logix control platform and the FactoryTalk suite of applications. PlantPAx provides automation control programming. systems. HART. ISA-88 hierarchies are implemented in the system. modeling. ease of use. EDDL. discrete control. PlantPAx Provides a Unified Engineering & Configuration Environment meeting those requirements as well as the requirements for large Design and configuration for PlantPAx in process applications is done through an integrated environment for creating.

In ARC’s view. structured text. associated I/O. this is a unique ability for Rockwell Automation. multiple servers. One way to mitigate risk is through use of an independent Safety Instrumented System (SIS). The recent creation and adoption of new performance based safety standards such as IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 has led to the need for solutions to meet these new non-prescriptive The risk requirements. PlantPAx Provides Single Open Hardware Environment for Controllers & I/O ARC feels that a common HMI environment where users have a consistent interface to data. enabling function blocks to call ladder • For Internal Use Only • 1-3 . PlantPAx Provides Single HMI Environment PlantPAx has a common HMI environment.Study Title • Executive Overview integrated with each other. and workstation up to a system with tens of thousands of I/O points. which is integrated with the Logix control layer. making it easy to find personnel trained to program and maintain Rockwell Automation systems. and so on. Logix I/O and controllers are highly durable and can be mounted in harsh environments outside the control room. is a PlantPAx can scale from a single unit controller. Adoption of the standards has required quantifying the “risk” and reducing it to an acceptable level. sequential function charts (SFCs). which can be used in fault tolerant applications of the SIL 2 ControlLogix and I/O. Another key advantage is that many Rockwell Automation systems are already installed today. Rockwell Automation has developed a SIL 3rated 1oo2 offering called GuardLogix. To meet these new requirements. and multiple controllers. One of Rockwell Automation’s advantages is that it has been making control hardware for use in harsh industrial environments for years. These same High Availability and SIL requirement is quantified as one of four Safety Integrity Levels Process safety standards such as IEC 61511 and its predecessor ANSI/ISA-84 identify layers of protection to mitigate Copyright " © ARC Advisory Group • ARCweb. the risk. (SILs). key requirement. The company provides a redundant version of ControlLogix for implementing high availability. Rockwell Automation had TÜV certify ControlLogix for use in up to SIL 2 applications.

The controllers support full redundancy. One unique feature that benefits users of highly available systems is the ability to upgrade the controller firmware and control strategies while a system is running. and phase II involved acquiring the necessary 1-4 • Copyright " © ARC Advisory Group • ARCweb. which provides support for IEEE 1588 for synchronization of clocks and timestamps within a control environment. IEEE 1588 is the fundamental synchronization method used by CIP Sync. and now the new CompoNet. ODVA has been busy adding capabilities and extensions to the network through the development efforts of its Joint Special Interest Groups – working groups that focus on a particular technology or application need. Since the first EtherNet/IP-enabled nodes shipped in 2000. Rockwell Automation Embarks on “Phase III” of its Process Plan Today.Study Title • Executive Overview rated offerings are available for the ControlLogix when it is used as a basic process control system (BPCS). The common thread of all four networks is the “Common Industrial Protocol” (CIP). Phase I involved developing a good core platform. supporting runtime edits for tags and logic. The advantage of the CIP model is that the same command set is common to all CIP networks. avoiding a single point of failure. enabling applications to cross networks without the need to translate protocols. No extra programming is required for redundancy. EtherNet/IP Provides Common Control Network EtherNet/IP is the industrial Ethernet solution from the Open Device Vendors Association (ODVA). Automatic program synchronization eliminates the need to maintain separate programs for the primary and secondary controllers. ControlNet (through a joint technology agreement with ControlNet International). These efforts include CIP • For Internal Use Only . PlantPAx controllers and I/O also offer high availability. which minimizes engineering effort. Rockwell Automation is in Phase III of its overall process automation solution development. an industrial consortium also known for its CIP networks DeviceNet. CIP is a command set for industrial information exchange that grew out of a proprietary protocol used in the past by Allen-Bradley (now Rockwell Automation) controllers.

it is is owned by Italian conglomerate company Finmeccanica. former owner of Elsag Bailey. such as Copyright " © ARC Advisory Group • ARCweb. which is why Rockwell Automation has been steadily building alliances. the company formed an alliance with Italian engineering firm. Elsag Datamat has a large presence in the oil & gas. Rockwell Automation identified six primary areas it wants to focus on as the company integrates this functionality seamlessly with PlantPAx. and advanced control and optimization supplier. its solutions capability with acquisitions and new The company acquired Calgary oil and gas industry Rockwell Automation expanded its Phase III is to take all these To date. in early 2009. ICS Triplex. the company has capabilities and develop a unified portfolio under a common invested over $500 million to deliver greater value to its process systems integrator. just recently. power. and other process industries and executes projects all over the world. and core process control functions. which brought an additional 212 • For Internal Use Only • 1-5 . built in trouble shooting features. Pavilion. including the purchase of plant performance software supplier. partnership footprint with German system integrator ProLeit. plant asset management. industry customers. engineering productivity. Phase III includes integrating many of the capabilities the company gained through acquisition. high availability and safety. which of course was acquired a number of years ago by ABB. and this is realized with the release of the PlantPAx Visualization Server and Visualization Client. systems and solutions umbrella. Of course. all this must be implemented with some solutions expertise. which has considerable expertise in the brewing industry. overall beverage industry. because the If the name Elsag seems familiar.Study Title • Executive Overview expertise and functionality to have a fully functional process automation and safety portfolio. and other consumer markets. Elsag Datamat. a reusable object library. A Truly Integrated System The first step in realizing Phase III of the PlantPAx roadmap is a unified visualization solution. Incuity: safety system supplier. These include operations productivity. PlantPAx Visualization includes specific architecture classes. Rutter Hinz. field device integration. In addition.

AADvance I/O from ICS Triplex has also been integrated into PlantPAx for high availability control systems. The integration of the full suite of Triplex control platforms provides a deeper level of integration than just process safety. PlantPAx offers a Device Level Ring (DLR) network topology network with embedded switch technology for a more fault tolerant network. ballast control. the company is neutral when it comes to 1-6 • Copyright " © ARC Advisory Group • ARCweb. Rockwell Automation acquired software supplier. Incuity. Field Device Integration and Fieldbus While Rockwell Automation supports EtherNet/IP as its control network backbone. Other advancements to the PlantPAx “core” system include fuzzy logic • For Internal Use Only . AADvance is also being packaged for specific applications such as subsea automation. Rockwell Automation announced integration of PlantPAx with the ICS Triplex Trusted TMR and AADvance safety system platforms. Safety System Integration In early 2010. and compressor and turbine controls. system. reusable object library. and integrate that are combined into high-value applications. monitor. Incuity Software focuses on providing real-time intelligence of business decision support for improving operations and reducing production waste by providing manufacturers with management insight into their operations. analyze. the Incuity offering serves as the supervisory layer in the PlantPAx Pavilion 8 is also integrated with PlantPAx through Pavilion8 is a modular software platform with a FactoryTalk. persist. hybrid modeling engine at its core.Study Title • Executive Overview “breadcrumbs” that allow users to trace sequence of events and perform root cause analysis. PlantPAx and the Logix controllers are already SIL 2 certified out of the box by TÜV Rhineland. and includes modules to control. a PlantPAx also now includes a privately held company offering a full range of enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) software. Now known as FactoryTalk® VantagePoint. including fire and gas detection. visualize. enhanced redundancy. ICS Triplex also participates in Foundation Fieldbus Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF) development. and improved network resiliency.

diagnostics. In addition to its longstanding alliance partnership with Endress+Hauser. the company announced the first instance of penetration of EtherNet/IP at the device level with the new Endress+Hauser ProMass flowmeter compatible with EtherNet/IP. Rockwell Automation recently announced a wiring conversion solution designed to migrate legacy PLC users from platforms such as Modicon to PlantPAx systems. program. the company Metso Automation and Dresser Rockwell Automation also announced support of virtualization of automation software based on VMware. At Rockwell’s annual Automation Fair’s Process Solutions User Group (PSUG). and Wireless HART. and Mettler Toledo for analytical products. The company supports HART in a new line of distributed I/O. PA. has formed alliances with • For Internal Use Only • 1-7 . Users can now quickly replace Copyright " © ARC Advisory Group • ARCweb. The company’s alliance with Endress+Hauser has been a key part of the company’s PAM strategy. Through its support of FDT technology. On the fieldbus front. and Foundation Fieldbus devices in a common environment. Profibus PA. The company also invests heavily in field The capability of the GEPA change management software acquired by Rockwell Automation in 2007 is now part of the AssetCentre Plant Asset Management offering. The company has been developing solutions for competitive migration for many of its major DCS competitors for some time. and has an approach for systems from ABB. Support of Virtualization on VMware For control valves.Study Title • Executive Overview support of device level networks such as Foundation Fieldbus. Rounding out the Competitive Migration Portfolio The company will validate many of its software offerings under the VMware Ready Competitive control system migration continues to be a strategic focus for Rockwell Automation. the company is working toward a redundant Foundation Fieldbus solution by the end of 2010. and Emerson. Honeywell. Rockwell Automation has relationships with Pepperl+Fuchs for their corrosion measurement devices and other products. HART. through its Encompass Partners program. Rockwell Automation is also working toward a solution for unified device configuration for HART.

petrochemical. chemical and oil markets.. Conversion systems for other competitive PLC offerings are also on the way. specifically for the oil and gas industry. Rutter Hinz has engineering expertise in industrial automation. The company’s management team and approximately 220 employees have jointed Rockwell Automation’s Systems & Solutions business unit. Rutter Hinz has eight offices in Canada and two in the US. Acquisition of Rutter Hinz Expands Oil and Gas Services Capabilities In early 2009. mining. a leading engineering company with expertise in the Canadian oil and gas industry. utility.Study Title • Executive Overview Modicon 800 Series I/O racks with the ControlLogix I/O system without disturbing existing field wiring. announced its acquisition of Rutter Hinz • For Internal Use Only . forestry and food and beverage sectors.. The company conducts much of its business in the fast-growing regions of middle and western China with an installed base of approximately 300 customers. in addition to the pipeline. China. The swing-arm conversion system takes the existing Modicon 800 I/O swing arm and converts the field terminations to match a compatible ControlLogix I/O module. Rockwell Automation Acquires Xi'An Hengsheng Science & Technology Company In November 2008. Rockwell Automation. a publicly held Canadian company. The company has 85 employees. Canada. Xi'An Hengsheng Science & Technology delivers automation solutions to the electrical power and other heavy process industries in China. Located in Xi’an. Headquartered in Saskatoon. Rutter Hinz is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rutter Inc. a privately held Chinese engineering firm. and its annual sales are approximately $35 million (US). Xi'An Hengsheng Science & Technology Company Limited serves customers in the power. process control and power distribution. 1-8 • Copyright " © ARC Advisory Group • ARCweb. The I/O wiring conversion system for Modicon 800 Series I/O racks is targeted for distribution within December 2008. Rockwell Automation announced its acquisition of Xi'An Hengsheng Science & Technology Company Limited. coal mining.

Copyright " © ARC Advisory Group • ARCweb. but the company has been steadily pushing into more traditional heavy process industries such as power generation. food and • For Internal Use Only • 1-9 . and consumer products industries. and upstream oil and gas. chemicals.Study Title • Executive Overview Key Industries Rockwell’s strongest installed base in the process industries continues to be in the life sciences.

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