Yokogawa develops N-IO Standard Field Enclosure and Control System Virtualisation Platform
Yokogawa Electric Corporation reveals that it has developed an N-IO standard field enclosure and a control system virtualisation platform. The enclosure is a weatherproof remote IO cabinet that stores IO devices used by the CENTUM VP integrated production control system and the ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system, and the virtualisation platform enables the control of multiple virtual devices on a single server. By reducing the amount of time and effort to engineer a new system, these solutions help to both speed up project execution and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). The N-IO standard field enclosure is scheduled to be released in February 2018, and the virtualisation platform will be released in May 2018.
N-IO standard field enclosure
Many conventional cabinets for storing IO devices are designed to be installed in air-conditioned instrumentation rooms. For outdoor use, it is necessary to design special dustproof and water resistant cabinets. The N-IO standard field enclosure developed for the CENTUM VP and ProSafe-RS systems is a dustproof and water resistant remote IO cabinet that can be installed outdoors.
Control system virtualisation platform
Multiple PCs for operation, monitoring, and other purposes are typically used when configuring a control system, and the cost of procuring and maintaining these computers is substantial. Yokogawa’s control system virtualisation platform enables a single server to perform the work of multiple virtual PCs, thus reducing the number of PCs required to configure a control system.