Advanced Process Control Strategies:
Empowering a Demand-Driven Operation
To remain competitive in today’s global marketplace, many companies are shifting from product-driven operations to customer-centric, demand-driven manufacturing environments. As a result, manufacturers must reformulate their production methodology – introducing a greater variety of higher value products, more frequent changeovers and shorter production runs.
This new environment requires Advanced Process Control strategies – and specifically model predictive control (MPC) technology. MPC reduces process variability and inefficiency, improves product consistency, and allows operations to push constraints to the limits.
Leveraging the Pavilion8 Software Platform
The Rockwell Automation MPC solution leverages our Pavilion8 software platform to deliver industry-specific control and optimization solutions. Within these industry solutions, our MPC technology 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.
Utilizing hybrid modeling, the MPC solution incorporates all available knowledge about the process to deliver the most accurate, highest fidelity models possible. In addition, our solution can address both nonlinear and linear processes simultaneously – and provide consistent results across a wide range of process technologies.