Press Release Summary:
ControlWave Micro flexible process automation control system combines technologies provided by PLC, RTU, and DCS architectures into hybrid system suited for process control applications. Scalable solution for mid-sized applications has 3 serial communication ports and one optional 10/100 Mb Ethernet I/P port. ControlWave Designer programming software supports all 5 IEC 61131-3 programming languages and offers library of ACCOL III process control function blocks.
Original Press Release:
Bristol Babcock Inc. Announces ControlWave® Micro, Innovation in Process Automation
Watertown, CT, August 29, 2003... Bristol Babcock Inc. introduces the newest member of the ControlWave family of Process Automation Controllers. ControlWave is a flexible Process Automation Control system based on worldwide industry standards for programming and communications. ControlWave combines the best technologies provided by PLC, RTU and DCS architectures into a Hybrid system well suited to process control applications in the energy , water, and wastewater industries.
ControlWave Micro now breaks the price/performance barrier for small to mid sized PLC/RTU products and adds significant scalability to the ControlWave family. ControlWave Micro evolves the capabilities of the proven ControlWave into a lower priced, space efficient package required by small to mid- sized applications. ControlWave Micro offers rugged, long-term reliability, wide temperature operation from -40 to +70° C for remote sites and very low power consumption for solar applications. Additionally, ControlWave has been designed to meet CE and U.L. Class I, Div. 2 hazardous location requirements.
Bristol Babcock's expertise in communications and advanced control functionality are leveraged in ControlWave Micro, enabling capability for large or small systems. ControlWave Micro has three serial communication ports and one optional 10/100 Mb Ethernet I/P port. Optional built-in spread spectrum radios and worldwide dial-line modems offer convenient integration and communication flexibility. ControlWave Micro facilitates communication with other devices through widely accepted networks such as TCP/IP Open Modbus, serial Modbus, DF1, CIP, HART and Foundation Fieldbus. For open access to most HMI products, Bristol Babcock offers a flexible, easy to implement OPC Server. And of course, ControlWave Micro comes with the popular Bristol BSAP protocol as a standard feature.
The ControlWave Designer programming software supports all five IEC 61131-3 programming languages and is enhanced with a powerful library of ACCOL III process control function blocks allowing the use of a single controller for logic, process control functions, measurement, calculations and data storage. Engineers can also develop their own reusable function blocks, further reducing engineering time and cost. These capabilities are further enhanced with time stamped alarming and historical archive storage within the PLC/RTU itself to provide maximum data integrity. This data is automatically recovered following a communication failure.
Bristol Babcock has standard application written for security monitoring, pump and lift station control for water & wastewater market, and flow measurement and metering station control for the natural gas market.
The ControlWave family extends the Bristol heritage of technology leadership for highly distributed, high reliability control networks established by the Network 3000 product line with new levels of performance and productivity. New customers will appreciate the advanced performance and value now being delivered by Bristol Babcock. Network 3000 customers will value the evolution of their installed base to ControlWave functionality as their data processing needs demand and at a fraction of full replacement cost. Bristol Babcock is committed to delivering superior life-cycle economics for your control system today and tomorrow.
Bristol Babcock is a worldwide leader in the supply and commissioning of products, services, and engineered systems to the oil, gas, water, wastewater, process control and power, industries. Bristol Babcock Inc. is a member of the Energy Technology Group of FKI plc, headquartered in Loughborough, England.