The FCE Controller includes integrated tools to manage applications and offers centralized fieldbus maintenance and alarm and diagnostics management. With it, users can execute up to 3,000 application blocks on a single controller. This marks a 50% increase in application execution capacity compared to the current PMD controller. In addition, the FCE Controller uses heat pipe cooling technology, instead of cooling fans, to improve reliability and ease-of-use.
The controller is equipped with all the features required for controlling continuous and batch processes, machines and standalone and coordinated line drives. Its control tools support conventional controls and logic as well as advanced control methods such as fuzzy logic, neural net, optimization, multivariable controls and statistical process control.