Documentation Library

D/3

  • D/3® 8000 Series I/O Product Catalog  

    The full catalog of NovaTech’s 8000 Series I/Os. The 8000 Series is the remote I/O family native to the D/3® Distributed Control System (DCS). It is the preferred I/O for new installations and it can replace the older NovaTech 16000 series I/O in existing PCM cabinets, using existing field wiring connected to new termination panels with existing connectors.

    January 4, 2017

  • Sweet Success for Cargill and Novatech  

    NovaTech’s D/3® Distributed Control System and FlexBatch® (ISA-S88) batch management products were chosen by Cargill for their chocolate processing facility in Hazleton, Pennsylvania.

    November 14, 2016

  • D/3® Distributed Control System Overview Brochure  

    The D/3® Distributed Control System (DCS) is a leading edge process control system that includes a comprehensive suite of software applications, networks, and computing hardware. D/3 features system-wide redundancy and the ability to upgrade without stopping plant operations.

    October 28, 2016

  • FlexBatch® ISA-88 Batch Management Overview Brochure  

    FlexBatch® integrates recipe management with the manufacturing process by making the automation procedure part of the recipe. Developers, engineers and production staff can quickly develop and modify documented recipes, and immediately schedule them for production.

    October 27, 2016

  • Facets Support Agreements Datasheet  

    Facets Support Agreements are annual or multi-year contracts designed to keep your operation running smoothly with customized packages of support services that can include preventative and remedial maintenance, training class credits, software upgrade licenses, and various levels of online, on-site, and telephone support.

    October 5, 2016

  • Energy and Utilities Management Datasheet  

    Energy and Utilities costs have become the largest controllable cost in many process facilities. A shared, real-time, and accurate picture of all energy options and equipment efficiencies can turn this growing challenge into a source of competitive advantage. NovaTech Energy Management solutions include survey and analysis services, KPI dashboard development, and complete power system SCADA solutions that allow a process enterprise to make more informed decisions for reducing energy costs and environmental impact. Energy Management solutions provide the greatest value for process components with high or variable energy demands such as boilers, chillers, distillation, and central power production.

    October 5, 2016

  • PCM5 — D/3 Process Control Module 5 Series  

    The NovaTech D/3® Process Control Module 5 Series (PCM5) represents a leap forward in the development, virtualization, and Cyber Security capabilities of the D/3 PCM family. The upcoming PCM5™ will deliver even higher levels of agility and performance to the DCS with the longest life cycle support and lowest total cost-of-ownership in the industry: the D/3.

    June 7, 2016

  • D3v15: Futureproof Automation  

    D/3® Version 15 (D3v15) includes an array of valuable enhancements to the most adaptable and powerful DCS on the market. D3v15 delivers the highest lifetime value by preserving investments in applications, hardware, and I/O while incorporating the latest advancements.

    March 21, 2016

  • ARC View: NovaTech Continues as Trusted Partner  

    In partnership with NovaTech, the ARC Advisory Group recently produced a 5-page ARC VIEW article promoting NovaTech as a long-term, viable, and trusted partner with a strong product offering. 

    February 18, 2016

  • Craft Brewery Automation Overview  

    Maintaining product quality and production agility while increasing throughput can be both a
    challenge and a source of strategic advantage. The D/3® Distributed Control System (DCS) powers the processes and fuels the growth of many of the largest and most efficient breweries in the US, yet remains flexible enough to adapt to your uncompromising vision.

    May 18, 2015

  • D/3® PCM 4100 Datasheet  

    The D/3® Process Control Module (PCM) is a real-time, microprocessor based computer that provides distributed automation and control capabilities for continuous and batch process plant operations…

    August 27, 2014

  • D/3® Distributed Control System Datasheet  

    D/3® is a leading-edge Distributed Control System (DCS) that incorporates a full suite of intuitive software tools designed to improve product quality, maximize throughput and increase profits for process manufacturing companies. Featuring a flexible, open architecture and the familiar Microsoft Windows environment, D/3 is easy to use, maintain and configure—saving both time and money.

    August 26, 2014

  • D/3® System Architecture Datasheet  

    The D/3® Distributed Control System (DCS) is a completely scalable solution to meet your current and future process control needs. NovaTech D/3 products are currently employed by customers with as few as 50 and as many as 40,000 tags — with room to grow to over 100,000 tags. The D/3 consists of four major components: OCMs, DCMs, PCMs, and I/O.

    August 26, 2014

  • Paperless Procedures™ Datasheet  

    Paperless Procedures (PLP) is a combination of software and services that integrates process control, operator training, documentation and compliance needs into a robust knowledge-retention architecture.

    August 26, 2014

  • D/3® ProcessVision Console Datasheet  

    ProcessVision™ Console software is the easy and secure way to monitor, analyze and adjust continuous and batch processes running on the D/3® DCS System.

    August 26, 2014

  • D/3® Keeps it Cool at Major Particle Accelerator  

    DESY relies on D/3®, FlexBatch®, and TotalVision® Process HMI for 24/7 operation of refrigeration plant. The German Electron Synchrotron (DESY) – located in Hamburg and Zeuthen – is one of five large accelerator centers in the world at which physicists study the world of elementary particles. Several hundred men and women work together on experiments in international groups, where, over the course of years of collaborative effort, they design, build, and operate complex measuring instruments the size of buildings and evaluate millions of items of data. Four such groups are currently working at DESY at the large underground Hadron Electron Ring Accelerator (HERA).

    August 20, 2014

  • D/3® PCM 4200 Process Control Module Datasheet  

    The D/3® Process Control Module (PCM) is a real-time, microprocessor based computer that provides distributed automation and control capabilities for continuous and batch process plant operations. The PCM 4200 is form-factor compatible with earlier cabinets and provides an upgrade path for PCM I, PCM II, PCM III, and PCM 2000 micros.

    August 15, 2014

  • D/3® 8000 Series I/O Summary  

    The NovaTech 8000 Series I/O is the remote I/O family native to the D/3® Distributed Control System (DCS). It is the preferred I/O for new installations and it can replace the older NovaTech 16000 series I/O in existing PCM cabinets, using existing field wiring connected to new termination panels with existing connectors.

    August 15, 2014

  • D/3® Loop Optimizer Datasheet  

    Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) control strategies are responsible for maintaining control of production processes within prescribed tolerances. They are heavily employed in most modern production facilities throughout the world.

    January 6, 2014

  • Paperless Procedures™ Overview Brochure  

    Paperless Procedures™ (PLP) is a patented software product and methodology that simplifies the creation , execution, and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) across the entire process enterprise.

    June 26, 2012

  • PAS Alarm Management & PlantState Suite Overview  

    PlantState Suite (PSS) Alarm Management Software is a comprehensive alarm management and operations support software suite that facilitates event analysis, documentation and rationalization, auditing and enforcement, and dynamic alarm management to optimize any alarm system. Together with professional analysis and facilitation services provided by NovaTech, PSS ensures that operators are presented with only the most important alarms requiring intervention and can take appropriate action before an upset or accident occurs.

    December 13, 2011

  • D/3® V14.0 Enhancements At-A-Glance Datasheet  

    D/3 Version 14 delivers numerous important security, configuration, optimization, system, and 8000 Series I/O enhancements that improve product quality, operational efficiency and enhance your bottom line.

    March 28, 2011

  • D/3® Distributed Control System Datasheet: A4  

    D/3® Loop Optimizer is designed to provide a highly intuitive and effective platform for all PID loop tuning on a D/3 system. It solves common problems associated with tuning PID control loops and it allows users to model, analyze, and tune PID control loops quickly, accurately, and consistently.

    December 21, 2010

  • D/3® Loop Optimizer Datasheet: A4  

    D/3® Loop Optimizer is designed to provide a highly intuitive and effective platform for all PID loop tuning on a D/3 system. It solves common problems associated with tuning PID control loops and it allows users to model, analyze, and tune PID control loops quickly, accurately, and consistently.

    December 21, 2010

  • D/3® System Architecture Datasheet: A4  

    The D/3® Distributed Control System (DCS) is a completely scalable solution to meet your current and future process control needs. NovaTech D/3 products are currently employed by customers with as few as 50 and as many as 40,000 tags — with room to grow to over 100,000 tags. The D/3 consists of four major components: OCMs, DCMs, PCMs, and I/O.

    December 21, 2010

  • FlexBatch® Recipe & Batch Control Datasheet: A4  

    Control of batch manufacturing and product recipes represents a plant’s biggest challenge and greatest opportunity for competitive advantage. After all, efficiency and uniformity impact yield and ultimately R.O.I. Now, you can integrate recipe management and the manufacturing process with FlexBatch®.

    December 21, 2010

  • D/3® TotalVision® HMI: A4  

    TotalVision® provides an unparalleled display of real time process information. Custom graphics, built using dynamic objects from our extensive library, make it easy for the operator to control the process, enter information, and interact with sequence programs.

    December 21, 2010

  • D/3® Alarm Management Datasheet: A4  

    The D/3® Distributed Control System (DCS) includes a powerful and flexible Alarm Management capability that focuses the operator on the most critical portions of the process needing attention.

    December 20, 2010

  • D/3® System Configuration Datasheet: A4  

    Configuring the D/3® Distributed Control System (DCS) using D/3 Windows configuration utilities is easier than ever. Configuration is mostly a matter of selecting the appropriate options by checking boxes and selecting from pull-down lists.

    December 20, 2010

  • D/3® PCM 4200 Process Control Module Datasheet: A4  

    The D/3® Process Control Module (PCM) is a real-time, microprocessor based computer that provides distributed automation and control capabilities for continuous and batch process plant operations. The PCM 4200 is form-factor compatible with earlier cabinets and provides an upgrade path for PCM I, PCM II, PCM III, and PCM 2000 micros.

    December 10, 2010

  • FlexBatch® ISA-88 Batch Management Software Datasheet  

    Control of batch manufacturing and product recipes represents a plant’s biggest challenge and greatest opportunity for competitive advantage. After all, efficiency and uniformity impact yield and ultimately R.O.I. Now, you can integrate recipe management and the manufacturing process with FlexBatch®.

    November 17, 2010

  • D/3® TotalVision® HMI Datasheet  

    TotalVision® provides an unparalleled display of real time process information. Custom graphics, built using dynamic objects from our extensive library, make it easy for the operator to control the process, enter information, and interact with sequence programs.

    November 17, 2010

  • Conductor™ Energy Asset Management Solutions Overview Brochure  

    NovaTech Conductor™ Energy Asset Management Solutions (EAMS) allow an enterprise to make informed decisions relating to energy costs, asset life, and emissions goals with a common, real-time and variable data set. Using Advanced Process Control, plant operations can move closer to ideal set points without compromising safety or quality.

    August 4, 2010

  • PID Tuning Guide  

    This guide offers a ―best-practices approach to PID controller tuning. What is meant by a ―best-practices approach? Basically, this guide shares a simplified and repeatable procedure for analyzing the dynamics of a process and for determining appropriate model and tuning parameters.

    February 28, 2010

  • NovaTech Ethanol Training Simulator (NETS) Overview  

    The expansion of the Ethanol and Biofuels industry is a welcome trend in energy diversity, and brings with it an equally strong demand for qualified plant operators, technicians and management personnel. The NovaTech Ethanol Training Simulator (NETS) is a state-of-the-art process simulation of a working ethanol plant intended to help Ethanol producers and academic institutions familiarize operators with the real-time dynamics and process fundamentals of dry mill ethanol plant processes
    in a classroom environment.

    September 25, 2009

  • D/3® Ethernet I/O Network Configuration Reference Guide  

    With the release of the D/3® Ethernet Multi-Protocol Controller (EMPC2) interface in version 12.2-3, Ethernet I/O has quickly become one of the most popular D/3® interfaces. This interface is used to communicate with NovaTech’s 8000 I/O and many common PLCs.

    August 24, 2009

  • PCM 4200 过程控制站 (Chinese)  

    The D/3® Process Control Module (PCM) is a real-time, microprocessor based computer that provides distributed automation and control capabilities for continuous and batch process plant operations. The PCM 4200 is form-factor compatible with earlier cabinets and provides an upgrade path for PCM I, PCM II, PCM III, and PCM 2000 micros.

    April 1, 2008

  • D/3® Distributed Control System 分布式控制系统 强大、可靠、紧凑 (Chinese)  

    D/3® is a leading-edge Distributed Control System (DCS) that incorporates a full suite of intuitive software tools designed to improve product quality, maximize throughput and increase profits for process manufacturing companies. Featuring a flexible, open architecture and the familiar Microsoft Windows environment, D/3 is easy to use, maintain and configure—saving both time and money.

    April 1, 2008

  • D/3® System Architecture 系统结构 可扩展、高效、冗余 (Chinese)  

    The D/3® Distributed Control System (DCS) is a completely scalable solution to meet your current and future process control needs. NovaTech D/3 products are currently employed by customers with as few as 50 and as many as 40,000 tags — with room to grow to over 100,000 tags. The D/3 consists of four major components: OCMs, DCMs, PCMs, and I/O.

    April 1, 2008

  • FlexBatch® 配方和批控制 Datasheet (Chinese)  

    Control of batch manufacturing and product recipes represents a plant’s biggest challenge and greatest opportunity for competitive advantage. After all, efficiency and uniformity impact yield and ultimately R.O.I. Now, you can integrate recipe management and the manufacturing process with FlexBatch®.

    April 1, 2008

  • TotalVision® 动态、灵活和复杂 Datasheet (Chinese)  

    TotalVision® provides an unparalleled display of real time process information. Custom graphics, built using dynamic objects from our extensive library, make it easy for the operator to control the process, enter information, and interact with sequence programs.

    April 1, 2008

  • 8000 Series I/O 产品目录 Product Catalog (Chinese)  

    The full catalog of NovaTech’s 8000 Series I/Os. The 8000 Series is the remote I/O family native to the D/3® Distributed Control System (DCS). It is the preferred I/O for new installations and it can replace the older NovaTech 16000 series I/O in existing PCM cabinets, using existing field wiring connected to new termination panels with existing connectors.

    June 1, 2007

  • DAK – Value Driven Control System Migration  

    During the 2016 ARC Forum in Orlando, FL, NovaTech customer Emilio Paramo, Manager of Systems and Telecommunications for DAK Americas – Mexico, presented a case on aging control systems and improving business performance through innovative solutions.

    February 5, 2016

  • It is fair to say that without a fully functional distributed control system (DCS), a modern plant cannot operate safely and efficiently and in some cases, cannot operate at all. Therefore, it is vital to ensure the integrity of all DCSs and protect them from malicious attacks, accidental corruption, and data breaches that may jeopardize safety or production or may compromise the end user’s competitive advantage in the marketplace.

    This paper describes the philosophy and guidelines for keeping your D/3® DCS secure from cyberattacks.

    August 1, 2016