GE releases dual redundancy capability on CPE400 controller

January 2, 2018 Jamie Leland

GE Power’s Automation & Controls business has released dual redundancy capability on its PACSystems RX3i CPE400 outcome optimizing controller, designed to function in rugged, high-temperature environments, such as oil and gas, water/waste water and other infrastructure industries, where a compact footprint with high-performance is essential. 

The CPE400, which is part of GE’s Industrial Internet Control System, provides real-time deterministic control with GE’s embedded Predix technology to deliver advanced redundancy capabilities for increased performance and reliability through machine learning, fleet and enterprise data analytics, and asset/process knowledge. It is ideal for outcome optimizing control applications in mission-critical environments and uses a standalone controller equipped with high-performance processing to collect and analyze industrial data. An easy-to-use dashboard helps users operating a fleet of controllers to better understand the status and health of their fleet.

The CPE400 redundancy is powered by the PACSystems High Availability solution over PROFINET, which uses embedded Ethernet technology in a stand-alone controller leading to up to 60 percent smaller footprint. With its large working memory and gigabit data interfaces, the CPE400 allows for rapid retrieval and conveyance of machine data.

In the interest of security, the CPE400 incorporates technologies such as Trusted Platform Module (TPM); secure, trusted, and measured boot to enable a hardware root of trust; and a centralized configuration so patches and updates can be executed from a central location. The solution enables Field Agent technology to enhance real-time programmed control and provides a secure, authenticated data transfer from the industrial asset to the cloud over encrypted channels.

This dual redundancy solution allows users to gain access to real-time response and advanced analytics that help inform strategic and operational decisions, making it possible to perform maintenance and application updates while the application continues to run and ultimately reducing the total cost of ownership in a robust industrial control system.

For more information, visit the RX3i CPE400 page here

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