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June 2, 2009 – GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms introduced its scalable high availability solution for the PACSystems RX3i controller. By combining essential processes and capabilities onto one platform, the PACSystems RX3i controller is one of the most powerful, scalable, flexible, and efficient means to increasing productivity. It now adds high availability to its multi-domain functionality along with logic, motion, HMI, and process control.

Built on a synchronized hot-standby redundant control platform with transparent bumpless process switchover and easy configuration, PACSystems High Availability facilitates continuous uptime in essential applications.

GE Fanuc’s PACSystems RX3i High Availability is designed to keep essential systems running efficiently and reliably by connecting two independent controllers on our proven RMX reflective memory technology link providing up to 2 Mbytes of data synchronization. If an event occurs with the primary controller, the control functionality is automatically switched over to the redundant controller for continuous operations. It serves the needs of applications where continuous uptime is essential to profitability, where bottlenecks must be avoided, remote locations where time and cost to repair is extended, and operations where work stoppage means lost production. It can be found in areas as diverse as protecting critical information in data warehouses, ensuring water quality at water treatment plants, and keeping the power on for hospitals and surgery centers.

With PACSystems High Availability, operations globally are delivering results for a sustainable competitive advantage:

  • Minimized downtime through robust, dual redundancy sync link
  • Increased productivity due to fast, powerful synchronization and the ability to maintain individual system components without interruption
  • Maximum protection of investments with flexible, scalable, open architectures
  • Time savings and reduced engineering costs with easy configuration and quick startup and maintenance
  • Increased data integrity through advanced memory error checking and correction (ECC)

    PACSystems RX3i offers true dual redundancy data synchronization with dual modules and dedicated, redundant links to one another. They operate with virtually no overhead added to the control application.

    GE Fanuc’s unique, patented Redundant Memory Xchange (RMX) modules, based on reflective memory technology, synchronize the system at the beginning of the input scan and the end of output scan each logic scan execution to keep the controllers in lock step. Furthermore, the systems can be located up to 300 meters apart to so that any localized event affecting one system does not affect the other.

    PACSystems High Availability is designed to operate as a single, complete system, therefore eliminating the complex preparations typically associated with synchronizing and data transfer.

    Configuration is made easy with a Redundancy Wizard that guides the user in setting up shared data and I/O for both systems in a matter of minutes.

    PACSystems’ high speed memory sharing enables CPUs to be synchronized at 2.12 Gbits/second and multiple devices to transfer large amounts of data, up to 2 Mbytes, over a fiber optic deterministic network at speeds up to 20 times faster than Ethernet. The use of fiber optic connections allows users to easily operate in high-noise areas and cover large distances in real time.

    “The PACSystems RX3i High Availability really maximizes return on investment,” said Bill Black, Product Manager for Controllers at GE Fanuc. “With minimized downtime in process, increased productivity with fast powerful synchronization, reduced engineering costs with easy configuration, and increased data integrity, all in the smaller footprint of the RX3i, customers really see the power of the system.”

    Seamlessly integrated into the system, the high availability continues to build out the incredible value of the entire PACSystems RX3i programmable automation controller.

    The PACSystems RX3i High Availability is available immediately.

    About GE Enterprise Solutions
    GE Enterprise Solutions elevates customers’ productivity and profitability with integrated solutions using sensors and non-destructive testing; security and life safety technologies; power system protection and control; and plant automation and embedded computing systems. Enterprise Solutions’ high-tech, high-growth businesses include Sensing & Inspection Technologies, Security, Digital Energy, and GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms.
    About GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms

    GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a joint venture between General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) and FANUC LTD of Japan, is an experienced high-performance technology company and a global provider of hardware, software, services, and expertise in automation and embedded computing. We offer a unique foundation of agile, advanced and ultra-reliable technology that provides customers a sustainable advantage in the industries they serve, including energy, water, consumer packaged goods, government & defense, and telecommunications. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is a worldwide company headquartered in Charlottesville, VA and is part of GE Enterprise Solutions.


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    Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Unleashed Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Unleashed By Lars Powers (Author), Mike Snell Microsoft® Visual Studio 2008 Unleashed is an end-to-end, deep dive into the Visual Studio development environment. It’s meant to provide you guidance on how you can squeeze the ultimate productivity out of the many features built into the .NET development tools. Understanding how to use your tools will make you a better developer. This book was written with that premise as its focus. The authors have folded in real-world development experience alongside detailed information about the IDE. The result is practical, easy-to-employ information that will make you a more productive and complete developer. This book also helps to ease your transition from other development environments and former versions of Visual Studio. Finally, this book provides an entire section dedicated to Visual Studio Team System. It will help you understand how the Team Architect, Team Developer, Team Database Developer, and Team Tester work with the Team Foundation Server to increase team collaboration, visibility, and productivity.


    ISBN : 978-0-672-32972-2

    Publisher : Sams

    Language : English

    1248 pages

    Format : PDF

    Books Date : Mon Jun 9 2008

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    Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Step by Step

    Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Step by Step
    By Michael Halvorson Teach yourself the fundamentals of working with Visual Basic 2008 one step at a time. With STEP BY STEP, you work at your own pace through hands-on, learn-by-doing exercises. Whether you re a beginning programmer or new to this specific language, you ll understand the core capabilities and fundamental techniques for Visual Basic 2008 and rapidly build robust, elegant applications. Each chapter puts you to work, showing you how, when, and why to use the latest features of Visual Basic guiding you each step of the way as you create actual components and working applications for Windows. You ll also explore data management and Web-based development topics. PLUS get practice files with sample code and data sets on the companion CD.


    ISBN : 978-0-7356-2537-2

    Publisher : Microsoft Press

    Language : English

    546 pages

    Format : PDF

    Books Date : Sun Jan 27 2008

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    Problem

    Almost everywhere where products or materials are processed or worked, the temperature has a decisive influence on the quality of the final product and the course of the process respectively. It is thus necessary to record the temperature, to interpret its influence and to specifically react to changes in temperature using control technology.

    Solution

    The device combination of SIMATIC products and SIEMENS temperature sensors including measuring transducers is an excellent solution to the mentioned problem. In this application, a Pt100 sensor records the temperature of a measuring object and a SITRANS TK-L measuring transducer converts the sensor’s measuring signal into an injected current which is supplied to an analog input of the compact CPU. The current temperature measurement value is displayed both numerically and as a bar chart on a TP170A touch panel.

    Using the special STEP7 application software, which you can download (see below), it is additionally possible to …

    • define seven temperature ranges which are displayed on the touch panel and represented by DO bits. These bits can be used to trigger various user actions.

    • display limit temperature violations requiring acknowledgement, react to them (in the program) and acknowledge them.

    • provide the last insufficient or excess temperature with a time stamp.

    The WinCC flexible configuration of the TP170A is integrated in the STEP7 project. The user interface languages German and English can be selected.

    Downloads

    Content of Downloads

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    Documentation (German)
    Application Description
    23541638_Temperaturmessung_DOKU_V20_d.pdf ( 1094 KB )
    Documentation (English)
    Application Description
    23541638_Temperaturmessung_DOKU_V20_e.pdf ( 1044 KB )
    Code
    STEP7 Project
    23541638_Temperaturmessung_V20.zip ( 3007 KB )

    History

    Version

    Modification

    07/2002 First edition (V1.0)
    08/2006 Second edition (V2.0) complete revision and update

    Filter criteria:

    Hardware platform: SIMATIC S7-300/S7-400
    Software: STEP 7
    Entry contents: Application Examples

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    Topic
    SIMATIC software is the integrated system environment for all SIMATIC systems and provides you with the ideal tool for every task at each phase of your project for optimizing your engineering workflow. The SIMATIC software offers a wide choice of programming languages that support you in the implementation phase. From these various languages, therefore, it is possible to select the language most suitable for each task to be mastered in an automation plant and thus keep time and costs down to a minimum. Thanks to the higher language constructs supplied with it, S7-SCL is suitable for calculations and data management algorithms.

    Content
    Based on a brief comparison of the programming languages included in STEP 7 Professional, we show you the decisive advantages of the high-level language S7-SCL that is similar to Pascal. We look at a number of language constructs in detail and demonstrate on the fly how you can implement complex algorithms quickly and easily with S7-SCL. This module shows in graphically animated scenes

    • the customer benefits that the tool provides for each relevant project phase,
    • the basic functions of the tool
    • a live programming and debugging sequence in S7-SCL.

    Presentation
    The following properties are contained in all technically-oriented demonstration systems:

    • All graphic animations are explained by a spoken text which has been read by German, respectively English native professional speakers.
    • The respective sections of the demonstration system can be clicked on by means of navigation elements. You may, for example, repeat any section any time.
    • Continuative links and support pages have been integrated.

    The following picture shows the home page of the demonstration system.

    Downloads

    Content of Downloads

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    Demonstration System “The High-level Language S7-SCL” (German)
    Duration of Animation: 14 min
    Download size about 36 MB
    21062480_S7_SCL_v20_d.exe ( 36332 KB )
    Demonstration System “The High-level Language S7-SCL” (English)
    Duration of Animation: 14 min
    Download size about 35 MB
    21062480_S7_SCL_v20_e.exe ( 34733 KB )

    Just load the EXE data file at hand on your computer and start it with a mouse click. You may as well start the EXE data file directly out of your browser.

    History

    Version

    Modification

    12/2004 first edition
    09/2008 Update to version v20: correction for the correct execution of the demonstration system on PC/Notebooks have been made. The content of the demonstration system has not been changed.

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    Topic
    SIMATIC software is the integrated system environment for all SIMATIC systems and provides you with the ideal tool for every task at each phase of your project for optimizing your engineering workflow. The SIMATIC software gives you optimum support in the “ Testing and Commissioning“ phase with practical testing tools and diagnostics functions.

    Content
    Here we demonstrate the practical testing tools and diagnostics functions of the SIMATIC Manager.By running through typical commissioning tasks we show the practical application and benefit of these functions for commissioning hardware and software. This module shows in graphically animated scenes

    • the customer benefits that the tool provides for each relevant project phase,
    • the basic functions of the tools
    • live test sequences.

    Presentation
    The following properties are contained in all technically-oriented demonstration systems:

    • All graphic animations are explained by a spoken text which has been read by German, respectively English native professional speakers.
    • The respective sections of the demonstration system can be clicked on by means of navigation elements. You may, for example, repeat any section any time.
    • Continuative links and support pages have been integrated.

    The following picture shows the home page of the demonstration system.

    Downloads

    Content of Downloads

    Download

    Demonstration System “Testing and Commissioning Functions” (German)
    Duration of Animation: 25 min
    Downloadsize about 61 MB
    21064135_Test_Commissioning_v20_d.exe ( 61034 KB )
    Demonstration System “Testing and Commissioning Functions” (English)
    Duration of Animation: 25 min
    Downloadsize about 61 MB
    21064135_Test_Commissioning_v20_e.exe ( 61465 KB )

    Just load the EXE data file at hand on your computer and start it with a mouse click. You may as well start the EXE data file directly out of your browser.

    History

    Version

    Modification

    12/2004 first edition
    09/2008 Update to version v20: correction for the correct execution of the demonstration system on PC/Notebooks have been made. The content of the demonstration system has not been changed.

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    Topic
    SIMATIC software is the integrated system environment for all SIMATIC systems and provides you with the ideal tool for every task at each phase of your project for optimizing your engineering workflow. If there are sequential operations in a facility which are dividible into single processing steps, the automation solution will be considerably simplified with the use of sequence charts by means of the graphical language S7-GRAPH which can be applied easily and intuitively.

    Content
    Taking a technological example we demonstrate how to employ the S7-GRAPH engineering tool to realize a sequence chart.You will learn how a technological runtime structure can simply be turned into a runnable user program. This module shows in graphically animated scenes

    • the customer benefits that the tool provides for each relevant project phase,
    • the basic functions of the tool
    • live projection of sequence charts..

    Presentation
    The following properties are contained in all technically-oriented demonstration systems:

    • All graphic animations are explained by a spoken text which has been read by German, respectively English native professional speakers.
    • The respective sections of the demonstration system can be clicked on by means of navigation elements. You may, for example, repeat any section any time.
    • Continuative links and support pages have been integrated.

    The following picture shows the home page of the demonstration system.

    Downloads

    Content of Downloads

    Download

    Demonstration System “The Graphical Language S7-GRAPH”(German)
    Duration of Animation: 16 min
    Download size 34 MB
    21062148_S7_GRAPH_v20_d.exe ( 33545 KB )
    Demonstration System “The Graphical Language S7-GRAPH”(English)
    Duration of Animation: 16 min
    Download size 52 MB
    21062148_S7_GRAPH_v20_e.exe ( 51571 KB )

    Just load the EXE data file at hand on your computer and start it with a mouse click. You may as well start the EXE data file directly out of your browser.

    History

    Version

    Modification

    12/2004 First edition
    09/2008 Update to version v20: correction for the correct execution of the demonstration system on PC/Notebooks have been made. The content of the demonstration system has not been changed.

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