Software helps improve plant performance.

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INTUNE v5 non-intrusive plant management tool combines process control monitoring with diagnostic and tuning features. Managers can use performance monitoring and assessment tools to indicate gaps between current and goal performance as well as to identify and prioritize root causes of process control problems. INTUNE differentiates between hardware and tuning problems, automatically identifies poorly performing loops, and supports continuous improvement strategies.



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INTUNE V5 Helps Plant Managers Get Their Plants in Control and Keep Them in Contro



HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, OHIO -- OCT. 3, 2006: ControlSoft announces the release of INTUNE version 5 software. INTUNE v5 is a non-intrusive plant management and process control predictive maintenance tool that combines process control monitoring with powerful diagnostic and tuning features.

INTUNE's Performance Improvement Suite helps companies achieve their goals in any of five core areas:
(1) increasing plant productivity
(2) reducing energy consumption
(3) improving consistency of product quality with less waste
(4) increasing plant engineering and maintenance productivity
(5) supporting continuous improvements, such as with Six Sigma.

INTUNE v5 helps companies accomplish these goals using a variety of process analysis, reporting, and problem correction tools.

By extending the reach of predictive maintenance, INTUNE v5 helps plant managers get their plants in control and keep them in control.

o Managers can benchmark loop and plant performance with the diagnostic and reporting features.
o Managers can use the performance monitoring and assessment tools to indicate gaps between current and goal performance as well as to identify and prioritize the root causes of process control problems.
o INTUNE differentiates between hardware and tuning problems, automatically identifies poorly performing loops, increases effectiveness of maintenance time, and supports continuous improvement strategies.

With INTUNE v5, plant managers can complete their process control predictive maintenance program by going beyond the device level. As mentioned by Ali Haji-Valizadeh, ControlSoft's Technology Development Manager, in the December 2005 issue of Plant Services magazine: "Looking at loops as a cut on automation hierarchy and as a component in a plant-wide structure can help to devise an effective predictive maintenance strategy."

With INTUNE v5, the complete dynamics of the process control loop become an asset to be managed, not just discrete valves and devices. More information on INTUNE's Performance Improvement Suite is at controlsoftinc.com.

ControlSoft specializes in advanced process control solutions for industry

A leader in model-based control for process applications, ControlSoft Inc. was founded in 1985, and is headquartered in Highland Heights, Ohio.

ControlSoft provides two proven software products that are PC-based and work with existing control systems: INTUNE for plant management and process control predictive maintenance and MANTRA for advanced process control systems, using model predictive techniques to improve profitability and product quality.

ControlSoft offers custom services, including onsite tuning, consulting, studies, installation, and training in control loop optimization and control strategies. ControlSoft provides innovative solutions for the advanced multi-loop process control market worldwide.

For further information, email us at info@controlsoftinc.com, call 440-443-3900, or visit our web site, controlsoftinc.com.

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