- New compact distributed control system (DCS) brings advanced, integrated controls to smaller industrial sites commonly served by less sophisticated programmable logic controllers (PLC)
- Compact design delivers efficiencies and operational optimization in controls traditionally used in larger facilities
- Integrated control system works on a single industrial asset or expands to cover multiple operations
Nexus Controls, a Baker Hughes business, has expanded its Nexus OnCore™ Control System portfolio with the launch of the Nexus OnCore Compact Control System. This new system provides the digital toolset and advanced diagnostic capabilities of a distributed control system (DCS) and is compact enough to be installed into tight places traditionally used by programmable logic controllers (PLCs), providing increased efficiency, greater asset understanding and operational optimization in controls traditionally used in larger facilities.
The Nexus OnCore Compact Control System brings the operational capabilities and integrated commands historically only available on larger standard controls systems to a small form factor solution. The compact control system provides upgraded, smart control technology to a wide range of applications including DCS, steam and hydroelectric turbines, and balance of plant (BOP) equipment in wide range of industrial markets.
The Nexus OnCore Compact Control System connects with and displays operator information from multiple pieces of equipment and adapts seamlessly to new machinery and changing operational needs for manufacturers introducing new products. It also serves small or large operations, and can be used to retrofit controls or be installed in expanding facilities.
“Nexus OnCore delivers a long-awaited technology for smaller industrial facilities who have similar complexities as larger plant operators but are often challenged by outdated controls,” said Terry Knight, vice president of Nexus Controls at Baker Hughes. “Our new Nexus OnCore Compact Control System enables them to take better control of their processes by providing enhanced diagnostic and troubleshooting solutions and gaining greater asset understanding as maximizing efficiencies, predictive maintenance and equipment connectivity become increasingly important.”
The Nexus Controls portfolio is designed to be easily adapted to meet specific customer needs, offering flexibility for future expansion and seamless interface with existing control systems, as well as replacement of obsolete systems. As part of that portfolio, Nexus OnCore Control Systems can maximize plant uptime by providing a redundant architecture with no single points of failure. A robust, integrated human machine interface (HMI) software package also allows the user to operate the equipment safely and easily, as well as test new logic in virtual environments.