- July 22, 2019
- Yokogawa Corporation of America
July 22, 2019 - Yokogawa Electric announced the release of CENTUM VP R6.07. CENTUM VP is the core product in the OpreX Control and Safety System family of solutions.
CENTUM VP R6.07 has been enhanced to enable communication with devices that support the PROFINET Industrial Ethernet standard. Also, functions have been added to the Automation Design Suite (AD Suite) integrated engineering environment to improve engineering efficiency.
The CENTUM VP control system platform provides a secure operation, monitoring, and engineering environment for the entire plant lifecycle—from initial design, engineering, installation of systems and equipment, and startup to full operation, maintenance, renovation, modification, and end of service.
The use of open field digital communications technology is intended to simplify the task of selecting the best equipment and utilizing data for the maintenance of facilities. By introducing its field digital technology in plants and adding support for a variety of communication standards and protocols, Yokogawa has expanded the scope of facilities, devices, and equipment that can be operated and monitored in an integrated manner by CENTUM VP.
In addition, Yokogawa has continued to strengthen the functionality of its engineering environment with the goal of improving engineering efficiency in plant construction and expansion projects.
- 1. Enhancement of field digital solution with PROFINET support Yokogawa now offers a communications card for the PROFINET Industrial Ethernet standard, which is widely used in Europe. With this enhancement, the operation and monitoring of PROFINET devices as well as devices that support the FOUNDATIONFieldbus, HART, PROFIBUS-DP, and ISA100 Wireless standards can be integrated into CENTUM VP. PROFINET, an Industrial Ethernet standard with real-time performance, is mainly used at motor control centers and with programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
- 2. Increased engineering efficiency With CENTUM VP R6.07, Yokogawa has enhanced the functions of the AD Suite integrated engineering environment for the module-based engineering of control applications and alarm attributes. A module grouping function is now available that enables the efficient customization and reuse of modules to construct similar applications. In addition, sequence applications have been added to the module library.