Schneider Electric today announced important additions to its versatile TeSys island digital load management system solution.
TeSys island application avatars, which are now added to the existing library of function-based avatars, are digital objects with pre-programmed functionality integrated. The two new configurable application avatars, one for pumping applications and one for conveyor applications, are designed to ensure easy integration into existing system infrastructures, through connection to the TeSys island bus coupler and I/O modules. Control modes can be chosen by the user to be either remote (PLC driven), autonomous (process variable driven) or local (operator driven).
Application avatar features enable flexible operation of the TeSys island digital load management system in a number of new ways:
• Autonomous control mode – The Autonomous mode enables TeSys island to control loads independently from the PLC. The TeSys avatar logic monitors values coming from sensors (i.e., pressure, flow) and matches the preset thresholds to make sure the load is operating in an optimized fashion.
• Predictive alarms – The TeSys island system can now generate alarms and alerts an impending failure before a failure occurs at the load level, thereby reducing instances of downtime.
In addition to current references that enable communications within EtherNet/IP and Modbus-TCP environments, TeSys island is now available with PROFIBUS and PROFINET compatibility. In addition, the predictive maintenance avatars are dedicated to protection. Advanced diagnostics also help to detect the failure of an internal device within the control panel or failure of a connected load.
TeSys island now operates as a native device in the TIA portal. A TeSys island configuration defined at the SoMove configuration tool can be imported via an AML file interface. Also, a library of function blocks is available to be used within the TIA portal. As a result, OEMs and end-users do not need to spend time programming and developing libraries, which helps to reduce engineering.
These new features have earned TeSys island third place in the Automation category award of SPS Nürnberg in 2019.
The new TeSys island functions will be available starting February of 2020. To learn more, access our TeSys island video, web site or e-guide. Training for OEMs and machine builder partners can be accessed via our Partner portal.