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Mitsubishi Electric Automation releases iQ-R series of redundant control system

Mitsubishi Electric Automation releases iQ-R series of redundant control system

April 11, 2017 –Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. has paired its iQ-R Series integrated control platform with a redundant function module to create a redundant process control system for applications that require reliable control. The iQ-R Series Process CPU/Redundant System is designed specifically for industries such as oil and gas, wastewater and building automation with applications that require near 100 percent uptime to prevent harmful disruptions.

For example, in building automation, redundant controllers can be used in a centralized control system to manage HVAC, lighting, emergency response, elevator systems and other electrical components. In oil and gas, redundant controllers can manage break systems for crane equipment, emergency shut down systems and transportation pipelines.

Key features of the iQ-R Series Redundant Control System include:

  • Redundancy across multiple levels
  • Availability at multiple levels for system reliability
  • Visualization and data acquisition with Mitsubishi Electric SCADA MC Works64
  • Configuration with GX Works3 integrated engineering software

This process control solution is also ideal for industries such as chemical or food and beverage that require very precise ingredient mixing and recipe management. Because their numerous production stages require tight synchronization, a disruption in one stage may lead to bottlenecks in others.

Beyond the benefits of redundant control, the iQ-R Series control system also provides security features to protect intellectual property and plant safety, and a built-in SD memory card database that provides recipe and data logging functionality without the need for an external server. It also benefits from the CC-Link IE field network with deterministic performance over industrial Ethernet to improve machine response and I/O synchronization. 

The iQ-R Series integrated design allows machines or production lines to consolidate control in one rack. The system can have up to 4 CPUs per rack for any combination of motion, sequence or process control. Controllers can be mixed and matched to standardize on one platform and simplify spare parts inventory.
 

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