EcoStruxure™ Foxboro™ DCS - distributed control system
EcoStruxure Foxboro DCS is an innovative family of fault-tolerant, highly available control components, which consolidates critical information and elevates staff capabilities to ensure flawless, continuous plant operation.
A distributed control system (DCS) is the brain controlling the processes in energy-intensive, process-heavy facilities. This digital automated industrial control system achieves this by using geographically distributed control loops throughout a plant or machine. A modern distributed control system will increase safety and efficiency and is vital in making operations profitable in the coming decades.
Packed with state-of-the-art OT technologies like dynamic SAMA, engineer anywhere and control anywhere capabilities, visualization and situation-awareness functionalities, and the latest IT technologies in mobility, cloud and analytics.
Architecturally optimized for smart design and flexible engineering reducing capital and operating expenses, protecting operational integrity while enhancing decision-making, problem resolution, and workflow.
Provides a powerful platform to turn your industrial automation into a universal automation of your business, driving measurable operational profitability safely.
When coupled with open, IEC 61499 standards-based solutions, like EcoStruxure Automation Expert and our other offers, the Foxboro DCS provides customers with even more choice and flexibility, so they can:
Leverage and adopt advancements in technology and hardware much faster, and not the 18 months to two years it takes in the current model.
Adopt technology that IT has been leveraging for years.
And more quickly address emerging and new critical challenges.
Future-proof technology preserves your investments
Optimized for smart design and flexible engineering using state-of-the-art OT technologies
Drives measurable operational profitability at every level of the industrial enterprise
Take control of industrial digital transformation
63% of current control systems are only somewhat equipped to support their company’s digital transformation. We commissioned Omdia to survey 250 global business leaders to capture essential perspectives and specific challenges they face on their journey toward digital transformation.
The Foxboro DCS family of fault-tolerant, highly available components collect, process, and disseminates valuable information to every corner of the plant. With flexibility and scalability in mind, the Foxboro DCS offers multiple types of controllers and I/O options to optimize cost, space and functionality requirements.
Intelligent enclosures provide an integrated solution designed to be flexible and distributed. Designed for use outdoors or indoors (including hazardous areas), universal I/O field enclosures provide the flexibility to distribute I/O where and when required.
The Foxboro DCS features state-of-the-art, multi-purpose workstations and servers which are versatile and robust, with different options catering to different plant environments and operation requirements.
Workstations and servers
Pre-configured on secure, state-of-the-art, multi-purpose workstations and servers.
The Foxboro DCS control networks and interfaces provide scalable, robust connections between field, plant and business systems that put critical information in your hands to make timely decisions that impact your business.
Control network leverages advanced commercial communications technologies in robust industrial configurations.
The Foxboro DCS is equipped with advanced features and elevated human elements of the human machine interface (HMI), which deliver intuitive configuration, accelerate fault-finding, speed up engineering and consolidate critical information, ensuring flawless, continuous operation.
Operator performance HMI
Operators no longer need to sacrifice their panoramic views of production activities to interact with them digitally.
The historian provides a robust, single-software infrastructure for enterprise-wide collection, storage, and retrieval of historical process information. Designed and optimized for use with the Foxboro DCS historian client, it enables trend analysis and reporting that guide intelligent troubleshooting and help identify opportunities for cost savings.
A single-software infrastructure for storing and reporting industrial data.
Improve plant uptime with real-time, highly contextual device diagnostics and predictive maintenance capabilities, plus faster time-to-production with simplified device commissioning and replacement with our asset management solutions.
EcoStruxure Maintenance Advisor
IIoT platform for condition based maintenance and decision support, enabling profitable operations.
Improve productivity and profitability for the production, manufacturing, and infrastructure industries. Our advanced application software and solutions help you deliver sustainable performance with flexibility and agility to address evolving market requirements.
Industrial information and operation management solutions.