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Launch of a High-Speed Control System for Plants and Factories to Increase Production Capacity

Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan; led by President Michihiro Kitazawa) is pleased to announce the launch of a high-speed control system for plants and systems in which its newly developed controller is applied.

1. Outline
Manufacturing plant require improved production capacity and stable operation as a result of increasing production items and production volumes of products. Recently, in the field of plant control, higher-speed control response and high-speed processing of massive data are demanded of drive control systems for achieving high-quality products and stabilization and improved efficiency of operation.
Fuji Electric has recently developed the MICREX-View XX Series XCS-3000 Type E controller (XCS-3000 Type E), which monitors and controls the operating status of production equipment and is capable of updating large capacity of data at the highest speed in the industry. By applying this controller, the company significantly improved the performance of its high-speed control system for plants and factories, which is used at wide range of production shop floors such as steel plants, non-steel plants, paper mills.

2. Features

1)The fastest in the industry to update high-volume monitoring and control data to increase production capacity

This system can update the monitoring and control data of the drive devices (inverters and motors) installed in production equipment in 0.5 ms, making it the fastest in the industry. It also has a higher volume of data that can be sent and received at one time (512k[STEP]) by more than tenfold compared to the company’s conventional products. This improves the production capacity of production equipment.

XCS-3000 Type E

2)Synchronous control of devices under multiple controllers to improve yield

In large-scale steel plants, multiple controllers are used to control 300 to 400 drive devices, and even a slight time lag in the control of these devices can affect the quality of the finished products. This system is the first in the industry to implement multi-axis synchronous control that simultaneously controls devices under more than one controller without time lag. (See figure below.) This contributes to improved production yield.

3)Better reliability thanks to the capability to prevent equipment outages in the event of a network failure

In a typical control system, all of the devices connected to the controller are located on the same network, which means that if there is a disrupted connection or any other network failure, they will all stop simultaneously. This system employs a loop configuration, which is a system that allows data to be transmitted even in the event of a network failure by avoiding the point of failure, which reduces the risk of equipment shutdown. This has improved system reliability.

3. Specifications
Controller
XCS-3000 Type E
Program capacity 512k[STEP]
Data memory capacity 2,368k words
Number of I/O points 65,536 points (4,096 words) max.
Programming language IEC 61131-3-compliant, IL, ST, LD, FBD, SFC
Instruction execution time Sequence instruction: 0.006 μs
Addition/subtraction: 0.005μs
Division: 0.015μs
4. Product Inquiries

  Product Planning Section, Plant Sales Engineering Department, Automation Systems Division
  Power Electronics Systems Industry Business Group, Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
  Telephone: +81-42--585-6125

[Reference] Configuration example of high-speed control system for plants and factories

 

*This system will be exhibited at the FE company booth at the IIFES (former System Control Fair/Measurement and Control Show TOKYO) to be held from November 27 to 29.

*Information conveyed in this release (product features, inquiry information, etc.) is accurate as of the date of this announcement and is subject to change without prior notice.

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