Distributed Control System

Our PlantPAx® system helps you make better, faster decisions. This system enables you to respond more quickly to the demands of the customer and fast-changing specifications. Rethink what a modern distributed control system (DCS) can do for you.

What's New with PlantPAx 5.0

Solve Industry Challenges Throughout the Plant Lifecycle with a Modern DCS

From the control room to the board room, process system users face the persistent challenges of balancing productivity against budget and resource constraints as well as proactively reducing evolving operational risks. Meet these challenges and experience real productivity gains in all areas of your plant with the PlantPAx distributed control system (DCS). The latest system release provides a simplified approach to control system strategies allowing for a reduced architectural footprint, consistent project design and simplified workflows. PlantPAx 5.0 allows you to drive out impactful bottom line business improvements by providing key operational information when, where, and how you need it.

The latest system release introduces:

  • State-of-the-art process controllers that improve scalability and skid integration as well as provide a simplified, low-cost architecture due to higher controller performance
  • Embedded native process objects that help reduce engineering costs and drive consistency in projects
  • New cybersecurity capabilities and system certifications help achieve safer and more secure operations
Curious about how PlantPAx 5.0 can help you? Check out the new demo videos to take a deeper look into the latest technical features:

PlantPAx 5.0 is coming September 2020!

Consider Forward-thinking PossibilitiesThe Modern DCS

Rethink what to expect from a DCS. A traditional DCS is built for process control. All of your automation operations can be integrated into a Connected Enterprise with the PlantPAx system being a key component. This technology will help to drive productivity, increase efficiencies and reduce costs in your organization.

A Single, Plant-wide Control System

The PlantPAx system uses a common automation platform for seamless integration between critical areas of your plant. This modern DCS connects process, discrete, power, information, and safety control into one plant-wide infrastructure.

  • Common platforms
  • Seamless information flow
  • Easier to manage
  • Lower total cost of ownership

Increased Flexibility

Scalable and Modular Architecture

A wide range of architecture options for increased flexibility are provided with the PlantPAx system. The same platform can be used for single stations or large distributed architectures.


  • Easy integration without replicating data
  • Wide range of controllers and I/O
  • Systems that can grow with production demands
  • Scalable system capabilities including HMI, batch management, and data collection
  • Faster time to market
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Better Business Decisions

Open, Information-enabled, and Secure

The PlantPAx modern DCS is based on open communication standards leveraging EtherNet/IP as its backbone. As a result, real-time information is readily available throughout the enterprise for better business decisions.

Secure Your Information


  • Leverage virtualization and mobility
  • Enables IT/OT convergence with COTS hardware
  • Systematic approach to defense-in-depth
  • Reduce energy up to 10%
  • Balance security with the ability to access information

The Choice Is Yours

Flexible Delivery and Support Network

You are able to select the optimal implementation and support team based on your needs with the PlantPAx DCS. We can deliver the system and other world-class solutions or your local process system integrator with whom you have established a working relationship can provide your support.

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  • Access global support with local resources to achieve uptime
  • Engage preferred support teams to maintain the uptime of the plant
  • Leverage integrator or vendor managed teams to reduce the delivery risk of projects
  • Realize savings with a common platform that streamlines training and reduces the spare parts inventory

Design and Implementation Tools

Tools to Help You Configure and Apply Our Products

PlantPAx DCS leverages advancements in our design and configuration platforms. The PlantPAx System Estimator (PSE) allows you to quickly build and validate your architecture based on your requirements. The PSE wizard is part of Integrated Architecture® Builder (IAB).

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