Components: controllers, controlled systems, networking
Nowadays most industrial processes are automated. Process controllers are at the heart of the automation of process applications. State-of-the-art digital process controllers offer a level of functionality which would have been inconceivable some years ago. Alongside extensive configuration and parameter setting functions to adapt to the control task, they also permit interconnected networking. Thus, process automation by way of centralised process control systems or distributed control systems (DCS) is possible. This range of equipment provides a step-by-step introduction to process automation and process control engineering based on process controllers and field bus systems.