Rockwell Automation’s Pavilion8 model predictive control software has been updated with new tools to enable users to create simple to complex process models on their own. Version 4.0 gathers all data from within a facility – including equations, empirical data and heuristics – to help users develop a robust model of the process. The software continuously assesses current and predicted operational data, compares it to desired results and computes new control targets to reduce in-process variability and improve process performance. This latest release includes three enhancements to simplify model predictive control and further reduce total cost of ownership: solution builder tools, web-based dashboards and automatic step testing.
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