Billions of dollars are lost annually to unscheduled downtime in global process industries. Time is money. In today’s competitive markets, you need a redundant high availability system that maximizes uptime of your mission critical applications and provides concurrent maintainability, letting you change, troubleshoot and fix your process without stopping it.
At GE, we’re committed to making the promise of the Industrial Internet real for the machines you build, the operations you run, or the processes you control. High availability systems from GE connect brilliant machines, people, and data to make sure your mission critical applications achieve your maximum uptime requirements.
Building on GE’s market leadership and decades of expertise in mission critical backup power and critical cooling solutions, PACSystems High Availability with PROFINET is a flexible and intelligent high availability control system that ensures maximum uptime while reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) through easier configuration, operation and maintenance.
Built on a scalable, synchronized, hot-standby redundancy control platform, our PACSystems High Availability solutions ensure uninterrupted control of your applications and processes with total transparency. They leverage industry-leading technologies to meet your needs for enhanced speed and performance, increased memory, built-in hardware redundancy and ease of use.
PACSystems High Availability with PROFINET gives you scalability without complexity. Configure a flexible, easy-to-use system to accommodate the unique uptime requirements of your operation. Open architecture allows for a mix of redundant I/O to meet application requirements for footprint, performance, environment, node distances, and price point. Connect to local devices like operator interfaces using other Ethernet protocols without adding extra hardware or impacting the determinism and integrity of your control network.
This is accomplished through the guaranteed prioritization of PROFINET traffic on a mixed-protocol I/O network.
With built-in Ethernet switches and media conversion, the system provides external point-to-point plug-in connectivity and seamless support for mixed network media types.
This means fewer devices to purchase, fewer external devices to configure and fewer spare parts to maintain. By installing the PACSystems High Availability with PROFINET solution, you can eliminate up to 30% of a high availability control system’s cost throughout its lifespan.
GE standardized its control systems—from controllers down to I/O—on PROFINET, the leading open industrial standard. By enabling brilliant machines at the point of control, PROFINET accommodates the highly distributed control systems required by the Industrial Internet. The ability of PROFINET to connect simply, from the controller level up to the cloud, enables the on-machine storage, device-to-cloud connectivity, and embedded analytics that power the Industrial Internet.
PROFINET provides the backbone for all levels of system connectivity through seamless communications, more efficient configuration, and an enhanced human experience. It provides scalability without complexity and results in higher productivity, greater uptime, and improved performance.