PACSystems RX3i CPL410

Outcome Optimizing Controller

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A New Paradigm for Control

The PACSystems* RX3i CPL410, part of GE’s Industrial Internet Control System, is a hypervised, multicore, outcome optimizing controller. It is now possible to combine real-time deterministic control with physics-based analytics to securely connect to, easily collect, and analyze industrial data directly at the machine. Controls can now be programmed to dynamically influence business outcomes, generate new forms of revenue, and improve profitability. It is designed for superior performance in applications including water & wastewater, metro, industrial steam, oil & gas, discrete manufacturing, modular machine design and other diverse applications that require a compact footprint combined with high performance, flexibility, and reliable, application specific control.

Why GE Customers Choose Outcome Optimizing Control

  • Reduced risk. Built-in security protocols and a broad suite of cyber-security technology and tools help protect against attacks, prevent unauthorized code and application updates, and protect against man-in-the-middle and denial of service attacks.
  • Reduced lifecycle cost. Advanced functionality simplifies system architecture leading to a reduction in engineering costs. Additionally, our outcome optimizing controllers can provide software upgrades, patches, and antivirus updates from a central location, with minimal system disruption.
  • Decreased time to market. Scalable performance and multiple form factors support a wide variety of industrial applications.

 

Outcome Optimizing Control (OOC) offers a generational advancement to PAC-based industrial control systems by enabling safe, secure communication between real-time deterministic control and non-deterministic applications that leverage external data to analyze and optimize business operations. OOC provides software defined controls with enhanced optimization capabilities while maintaining the stringent safety and security required in industrial applications.

 

 

 

PACEdge: Application-specific Control

Outcome optimizing controllers are ruggedized for uninterrupted data collection, reliable performance, and are customizable to fit almost any application. Using PACEdge technology pre-installed on the CPL410, customers and OEM can use CPL410 for variety of use cases such as:

Linux Co-Processer

PACEdge can act as a co-processor, performing processing of data outside of the PACengine.

Co-processor applications can read data from the user application running on the PACEngine using OPC UA, perform calculations, then write results back to the user application. Calculations can be implemented using any suitable mechanism, including python and Java. Calculations can include historical data from a SQL database and external data via PACEdge Ethernet interface, including Internet data.

 

Local Web-based HMI

PACEdge can act as a secure web server serving text or graphical HTML5 pages via HTTPS protocol to an external client device running a HTML5 browser or dedicated app.

PACEdge can read data from the user application running on the PACEngine using OPC UA, populate HTML5 web pages, then allow an external client to read the HTML5 web pages via the Apache secure web server and display them in a HTML5 browser or dedicated app via secure HTTPS protocol. The HTML5 browser or dedicated app can also securely write results back to the user application via the Apache web server and OPC UA.

 

Black Box Recorder &
Data Logger

The PACEdge can act as a “Block Box” recorder or data logger, writing data to a file or SQL database for later analysis.

PACEdge can read data from the user application running on the PACEngine using OPC UA, then write the data to a SQL database or to archive files. The data then can be used for post-event analysis. The data can be extracted manually or via an HTML5 web page generated in the Apache secure web server or via an SFTP server.

Remote Alerts

The PACEdge can detect controller and application issues and report these to remote systems, for example using e-mail or SFTP.

The PACEdge can read data from the user application running on the PACEngine using OPC UA, detect values out of range, then send alerts. Detection can be implemented using any suitable mechanism, including Python, C/C++, and Java. Detection can include historical data from a SQL database and external data via the PACEdge’s Ethernet interface, including Internet data. OPC UA also provides controller information, allowing real-time reporting of controller issues and out-of-date firmware detection to designated recipients based on the type and timing of the event.  Report to remote systems can use, for example, e-mail or SFTP.

 

 

Bridge the productivity gap.

The RX3i CPL410 augments real-time deterministic control with embedded PACEdge technology, delivering near-real-time advice through market analysis, fleet and enterprise data, or asset/process knowledge to optimize the outcomes that today’s businesses require. The PACEdge enabled RX3i CPL410 controller provides reliable, secure communication and analytics using Edge-based outcome optimizing apps written using standard programming techniques, including support for any Ubuntu Linux package. Controls can now be programmed to dynamically influence business outcomes, generate new forms of revenue and improve profitability.

Reliable, High-Speed Performance

Analyze and improve even the most complex application right at the source or push to the cloud using your choice of IIOT development services.

The RX3i CPL410 can be configured for simplex and redundant operation, at incremental frame rates as fast as 3ms in any configuration. A large working memory allows for rapid retrieval and conveyance of machine data. Gigabit data interfaces enable high speed, reliable performance.

Advanced Security

The RX3i CPL410 is secure by design, incorporating technologies such as Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and secure, trusted, and measured boot to enable that hardware root of trust. A centralized configuration allows patches and updates to be executed from a central location. A broad suite of cyber-security technology and tools help prevent unauthorized updates while built-in security protocols help protect against man-in-the middle and denial of service attacks.

 

 

Flexible Redundancy
Tailored to Your Needs

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 on CPL410 solutions ensure uninterrupted control of your applications and processes with total transparency with switchover time as fast as 300 msec.

 

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