Process Control Software
StaffGeneral Rockwell Automation Software
Rockwell Automation's Pavilion8 tool reduces design and execution time of step tests by up to 30 percent.
Rockwell Automation Pavilion8 Model Predictive Control (MPC) software allows engineers to design and execute step tests faster, safer and more accurately. The Step Test Assistant in Pavilion8 version 5.12 independently makes adjustments in a test environment to more quickly identify models that drive operations to the maximum level of performance. The easy-to-use tool slashes testing time by up to 30 percent, avoids constraints for safer testing, and helps reduce the need for repeat tests by adapting to and identifying good tests. Manufacturers with complex processes leverage model-based, multivariable control to maximize uptime, reduce variability and control closer to performance-limiting constraints. When a process has significantly changed, engineers conduct step testing to understand the effects each process variable has on other process variables. As each step test requires a series of small changes, it can be time consuming to collect all the data, build algorithms and generate a dynamic model.