Data Management Series 3 - FMS PC-based Logic Versus Industrial Automation Design

The scope of this document is to describe the difference between PC-based logic and industrial automation design.

FMS PC-based Logic Description

This architecture is composed of two layers:

  •  Sensors in the field
  •  PC with software to control:
    •  Interface
    • Data storage
    •  Logic to manage sensors and data (alarms, warning, etc.)

The “brain” of the system is PC PharmNet, which is designed with this approach.
 

Industrial Automation Design FMS

This architecture is composed of three layers:

  • Sensors in the field
  • PLC/DC to:
    • Perform logic
    • Manage data (alarm, warning, etc.)
  • Industrial software to control:
    • Interface
    • Data storage

The brain is the PLC/DC, a component designed to perform high reliability calculations. FacilityPro® is designed with this more dependable approach.

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