Process control systems

As systems integrators we provide the best and most updated technology on the market regarding a very wide range of products such as:
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A DISTRIBUTED CONTROL SYSTEM (DCS)

is a computerized control system for a process or plant, in which autonomous controllers are distributed throughout the system, but there is central operator supervisory control.


This is in contrast to non-distributed control systems that use centralized controllers; either discrete controllers located at a central control room or within a central computer.

The DCS concept increases reliability and reduces installation costs by localizing control functions near the process plant, but enables monitoring and supervisory control of the process remotely.

In the competitive economy today, you must consider forward-thinking possibilities and use technology and innovation to your advantage.

It is time to rethink what to expect from a DCS.

To drive productivity, increase efficiencies, and reduce costs, you must integrate all of your automation operations to achieve these targets.


AST offers a customized solution to address these needs with its flexible maintenance and support plans, software and hardware upgrades.

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PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER (PLC)

OR PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLER is an industrial digital computer which has been well built and adapted for the control of manufacturing processes, such as assembly
lines, or robotic devices, or any activity that requires high reliability control and ease of programming and process fault diagnosis.

They were first developed in the automobile industry to provide flexible, ruggedized and easily programmable controllers to replace hard-wired relays and timers.

Since then they have been widely adopted as high-reliability automation controllers suitable for harsh environments.

A PLC is an example of a “hard” real-time system since output results must be produced in response to input conditions within a limited time, otherwise unintended operation will result.

PLCs can range from small “building brick” devices with tens of I/O in a housing integral with the processor, to large rack-mounted modular devices with a count of thousands of I/O, and which are often networked to other PLC and SCADA systems.

They can be designed for multiple arrangements of digital and analog inputs and outputs (I/O), extended temperature ranges, immunity to electrical noise, and resistance to vibration and impact.

Programs to control machine operation are typically stored in battery-backed-up or non-volatile memory.

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PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER (PLC)

OR PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLER is an industrial digital computer which has been well built and adapted for the control of manufacturing processes, such as assembly
lines, or robotic devices, or any activity that requires high reliability control and ease of programming and process fault diagnosis.

They were first developed in the automobile industry to provide flexible, ruggedized and easily programmable controllers to replace hard-wired relays and timers.

Since then they have been widely adopted as high-reliability automation controllers suitable for harsh environments.

A PLC is an example of a “hard” real-time system since output results must be produced in response to input conditions within a limited time, otherwise unintended operation will result.

PLCs can range from small “building brick” devices with tens of I/O in a housing integral with the processor, to large rack-mounted modular devices with a count of thousands of I/O, and which are often networked to other PLC and SCADA systems.

They can be designed for multiple arrangements of digital and analog inputs and outputs (I/O), extended temperature ranges, immunity to electrical noise, and resistance to vibration and impact.

Programs to control machine operation are typically stored in battery-backed-up or non-volatile memory.

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COMPLETE INSTRUMENTATION PACKAGES

including mass, variable area, electromagnetic, vortex, ultrasonic and microwave flowmeters, pressure transmitters, temperature transmitters, elements and thermowells.

Typical AST Process Control System applications are:
• Chemical plants
• Petrochemical (oil) and refineries
• Boiler controls and power plant systems
• Nuclear power plants
• Water management systems
• Water treatment plants
• Sewage treatment plants
• Agro chemical and fertilizer
• Metal and mines
• Metallurgical process plants
• Pharmaceutical manufacturing

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