MultiTrode selects ISaGRAF 5 for MultiSmart Pump Station Manager v2.0
Montreal, Canada, August 5, 2008 --
ISaGRAF, a Rockwell Automation Company, the leading automation software technology partner, announced today that MultiTrode has selected ISaGRAF v5 for the latest version of their popular MultiSmart Pump Station Manager.
The MultiSmart Pump Station Manager, widely specified in the USA and Australia, is designed for monitoring and control of water/wastewater lift stations. Version 2.0 includes a pump controller, a PLC, an RTU, and an intuitive user interface.
"We used the ISaGRAF implementation of IEC61131-3 because it was the most proven platform, and we chose v5 as it offers a number of advantages over v3. One example is the ability in v5 to run different 'resources', or applications, at different rates to allow more critical applications to run more frequently." said Scott Martin, Software Architect for MultiSmart.
About ISaGRAF 5
ISaGRAF 5 is the world’s first commercially-available IEC 61499 automation software. It offers unparalleled functionality and benefits by incorporating both the IEC 61131-3 and IEC 61499 standards. Using ISaGRAF 5, any field device manufacturer has the ability to turn their equipment into an IEC 61499 product. For example, intelligent flow meters can act as a regulator and control a valve while being part of an integrated distributed control system.
This revolutionary automation software has won several prestigious awards, including the Control Engineering Editor’s Choice Award, Mesures Magazine’s technology award for innovative products, and the Leonard Grand Prize in Innovation award at the Automation Optimation tradeshow in Paris.
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About the MultiSmart Pump Station Manager
The MultiSmart Pump Station Manager provides "out of the box" control of a typical pump station with no programming required and integrates many control panel components into a single unit. It features 10MBit/s Ethernet, three RS232 serial ports, a Compact Flash port for easy save/load of configurations and firmware, as well as a 50,000-event datalogger with site history screen.
Any MultiSmart can be field-upgraded by downloading version 2 software from the MultiTrode website (www.multitrode.com) onto a Compact Flash card.
Major features of version 2.0 include IEC 61131-3 compliant PLC functionality with ISaGRAF v5 for complex station control, DNP3 security, and import / export of Modbus & DNP3 tags in .csv format, as well as viewing of the entire tag database, including Modbus, DNP3 and ISaGRAF tags, on the LCD screen.
The MultiSmart Pump Station Manager saves panel cost by integrating control panel components with features such as 3-phase voltage monitoring and flexible I/O for pump seal, thermal, MultiTrode probe or any other level device. It is also expandable to 1,000 I/O.
About ISaGRAF, a Rockwell Automation Company
ISaGRAF, a Rockwell Automation Company, with offices in Canada, the U.S., and France, is the world’s leading automation software partner. The company’s flagship product ISaGRAF is fully compliant with both IEC 61499 and IEC 61131 industrial standards, as confirmed by TÜV Rheinland, and can be used to build a variety of automation products including embedded µcontrollers, PAC, PLC, DCS, RTU, CNC and motion controllers. ISaGRAF sustains a high level of standardization, integration and communication within modern automation systems, resulting in high-end, real-time open control systems with crash-proof reliability, powerful performance and flexibility.
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