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Distributed Control System (DCS) A DCS is a system of controllers linked by a data network, as a single system in traditional industries.

Functionality and physical location, or both separate these controllers. Typically the DCS is used in complex process applications where large amounts of I/O and data are required, such as oil refineries or chemical plants. They are well suited to batch processes and have an ability to handle complex timing and interlocks between operations. DCS are multitasking systems able to handle great common databases. A DCS is able for various control loops, using graphical representation of function blocks, and is easier to program than ladder logic-based PLCs. Scan rates can be more predictable than the PLCs. PLCs have scan rates dependent on the amount of I/O.

ECS ECS-700, one of SUPCONs WebField series control systems, is a largest and highest-end control system that commits itself to realize automation of enterprises. It supports 16 control domains and 16 operation domains. Each control domain supports 60 control stations and each operation domain supports 60 operation stations. Furthermore, a single domain can support 65,000 points of tags. ECS-700 designed in accordance with the reliability principle makes it best to ensure the security and reliability of the system. Furthermore, all components of the system support of redundancy, so they can still work normally when any part is in failure. ECS-700 has the fault safety function; output modules enter into preset safety state to ensure the safety of personnel, process system or devices under the condition of network fault. In addition, as a large-scale combination control system, ECS-700 has the perfect engineering management functions, such as multi-engineers cooperation, the integrality management of configurations, on-line downloading configurations of a single-node, configuration and operation authority management, etc; in addition, it also provides the history information on its related operation records. ECS-700 integrates the up-to-date Fieldbus Technology and Network Technology, which supports of plug-in international standard Fieldbus such as PROFIBUS, MODBUS, FF, HART, etc and multiple isomeric-system-integrated.

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Architecture


A SCADA system is common process automation system which is used to gather data from sensors and instruments located at remote site and to transmit data at a central site for either control or monitoring purposes. The collected data is usually viewed on one or more SCADA host computer located at the central or master site. Based on information received from remote stations, automated or operator driven supervisory command can be pushed to remote station control devices, which are often referred to as field devices. Generally, a SCADA system includes the following components: Instrument that sense process variable. Local processor that collect data and communicate with the sites instrument and operating

equipment called Programmable (PLC), Remote Terminal Unit (RTU), Intelligent Electronic Device (IED), or Automation Controller (PAC). Short range communication between local processor, instrument and operating equipment. Host computer as central point of human monitoring and control of the processes, storing databases and display statistical control charts and reports. Long range communications between local host computer using wired and of wireless network connections. SCADA system differs from DCSs (Distributed Control Systems) which are generally found in plant sites. While DCSs cover the plant sites, SCADA systems cover much larger geographic areas.

Comparison between JX-100XP and ECS-700 JX-100XP


Internal backup LI-battery, used to protect SRAM date (including system configuration, control parameter, running status, etc.) Inside controller after powered down, improving systems safety and maintenance. When system is power off, SRAM date can be kept up to 3 months for the longest time.