Tokyo, Japan - November 14, 2014
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the development of CENTUM® VP R6.01, an enhanced version of the company's flagship integrated production control system, and its release in February 2015. R6.01 marks the first step in the development of an all-new CENTUM VP that will play a central role in Yokogawa's VigilantPlant® strategy for the IA business.
Manufacturers today need a high degree of certainty and confidence to achieve timely production, and flexibility to make changes in product and material specifications. This enables them to effectively respond to intense global competition and major market shifts.
The adaptive evolution of the new CENTUM VP focuses on addressing customers' needs to keep up with the fast pace of change in the business landscape and technology while delivering maximum return on assets and the lowest total cost of ownership. This first R6-level release of the CENTUM VP system represents much more than conventional functional improvements. R6 brings together smart engineering, advanced operation, system agility, and sustainable plant. With R6, plant operators can be assured of an optimum engineering environment that spans the entire plant lifecycle, from plant design and the engineering and installation of systems and devices to the start-up of production, maintenance, and renovation. In addition, it is designed to meet the most stringent industry requirements for safe and reliable plant operations and environmental protection.
R6.01 features an exciting expansion of Yokogawa's lineup of I/O devices and introduces crucial new control system components. Combined with an intuitive engineering environment, it dramatically reduces the time required to configure and install a control system.
N-IO I/O Unit
Manufacturing companies in process industries such as oil and natural gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, electric power, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, foods, iron and steel, and water and wastewater
Operation, monitoring, and automatic control of plants
Since the release of the CENTUM integrated production control system in 1975, Yokogawa has continually strived to improve this platform by incorporating the latest technologies. In 2008, Yokogawa released CENTUM VP, the latest generation of this series. To date, more than 25,000 CENTUM series systems have been delivered around the world.
For the development of the all-new version of CENTUM VP, four different types of innovation are emphasized: Hyper-intuitive operation, total automation management, intelligent plant conductor, and sustainable plant. This aims to provide customers an optimum operating environment that will improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of their operations, and bring greater synergy between control systems and devices in the field. This will significantly improve production efficiency and optimize overall maintenance of their production control systems, safety instrumented systems, programmable controllers, and all field devices, resulting in reduced costs, long-term stability of operations, and optimum plant performance.
*1 A German developer and manufacturer of industrial sensors, process interface solutions, and explosion protection equipment
*2 A UK-based company that, as part of the Eaton Corporation's Crouse-Hinds business, manufactures and develops system infrastructure products and explosion protection equipment for harsh and hazardous areas within the process industries
VigilantPlant is Yokogawa's automation concept for safe, reliable, and profitable plant operations. It aims to enable an ongoing state of operational excellence where plant personnel are watchful and attentive, well-informed, and ready to take actions that optimize plant and business performance. Based on this concept, Yokogawa introduces a variety of solutions through its Safety Excellence, Asset Excellence, Production Excellence, and Lifecycle Excellence initiatives.
Yokogawa's global network of 86 companies spans 56 countries. Founded in 1915, the US$4 billion company conducts cutting-edge research and innovation. Yokogawa is engaged in the industrial automation and control (IA), test and measurement, and other businesses segments. The IA segment plays a vital role in a wide range of industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, and food. For more information about Yokogawa, please visit the company's website www.yokogawa.com.
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