Distributed Control System (DCS)
Distributed Control Systems (DCS) are automation systems used for the control of a manufacturing facility or an industrial process. DCSs communicate with each other and can operate multiple control elements interconnectedly. For example, a DCS system measures the pressure, temperature and flow rate of a process and controls the pump speed or the opening and closing of a valve. As a result, a process’s performance can be optimized using various parameters to prevent errors.
The benefits of using Distributed Control Systems, also known as DCS, become more apparent in complex industrial processes. Unlike centralized control systems, a DCS allows each part of a machine to have its specific controller performing its operation. In this context, it provides an automatic industrial control network by controlling distributed control loops that are not located in a single geographical point but spread over a wide area. This distributed plane can be a factory site, a large control area, or a system of machines. The purpose of distributed control systems is to provide automatic control of industrial processes in these vast control areas. This system architecture offers more profitable ways to increase and maintain control, process quality and reliability for the efficiency of the facility.
DCS Devices and Mikrodev Solutions
Mikrodev offers comprehensive solutions with its extensive product range for distributed control systems. Mikrodev Distributed Control Systems (DCS) product groups can be listed in 4 subcategories:
- DM100 Series RTU (Remote Terminal Unit)
- DM50 Series RTU Router (Industrial RTU Router)
- DM500 Series RTU (Rack Mount Remote Terminal Unit)
- RTU300 Series RTU (Remote Terminal Unit)
These categories and the product range listed under them can also be examined according to technical specification differences.
DCS systems in the Mikrodev product family support communication protocols such as MODBUS, MQTT, IEC 60870-5-101, IEC 60870-5-103, IEC 60870-5-104, DNP3, IEC 61850, DALI, REST API, IEC 62056-21, and DLMS/COSEM standards. Mikrodev’s DCS products, which can be listed according to different channel types and serial ports, can be used with a power supply capacity of 24 V DC or 48 V DC, depending on the product preferences.
Ethernet is standard as a communication port in all products in the Mikrodev distributed control system product groups. Optionally, the products offer support for GSM/4G-LTE, GPS, or Wi-Fi wireless network access. GSM-supported control systems within these products can establish communication that provides remote monitoring and control over GSM with integrated 4G options, as in PLC products.
Mikrodev distributed control system products, which provide efficient control in distributed industrial processes, demonstrate high compatibility according to climate conditions varying between -25 and +75 degrees in terms of operating temperature range.
Mikrodev DCS products can be grouped with different specifications such as IEC 61131-3 programming language support, working as a gateway mode and transparent mode, built-in or optional SD Card support, Real-Time Clock (RTC) feature, and working as a redundant CPU and redundant power supply in rack-type RTU series.
You can access all these technical details and more within the product pages of the devices; you can list Mikrodev products according to their features by selecting from the filters according to the mentioned technical specifications. Thanks to all these comprehensive features, Mikrodev product ranges stand out with domestic solutions for the industrial automation sector and are preferred with confidence in various application areas.
As being one of the leading brands for control devices, Mikrodev’s DCS products are used for industrial automation processes in various fields, including building automation, energy systems, water systems, process automation, machine automation, transportation systems, IoT and telemetry applications, lighting systems and agricultural irrigation systems.
Thanks to these outstanding features, Mikrodev’s DCS devices and products stand out in the fields of industrial automation and industrial control systems as well as automation technologies, offering complete solutions and these devices are preferred in various application processes and areas. As being the leading company in Türkiye, Mikrodev continues the large-scale investments in the industrial automation field.