Yokogawa Releases the Latest DCS with Profinet Connectivity and Engineering Efficiency

By Shin Kai

Company and Product News

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced the release of CENTUM VP R6.07, as 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, new functions have been added to the Automation Design Suite (AD Suite) integrated engineering environment to improve engineering efficiency.  These enhancements address the latest customer needs and boost productivity.

The enhancements of the latest version of CENTUM VP include as follows:

  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 Foundation Fieldbus, 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).

  1. 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 new 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.  This will enhance efficiency in the modification of sequential controls and other control programs.

Major target markets of CENTUM VP include oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, electric power, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, food, iron and steel, water supply and wastewater treatment, non-ferrous metals, metal, cement, etc.

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