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INTECH NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 19 PROCESS AUTOMATION network connections. All HIPPS activation and configuration data is stored in the process historian, with additional tables used to store inter - mediary report data. Reports at both sites are created with Microsoft Reporting Services. The reports are also available in PDF format to facilitate review and distri - bution among multiple teams. Analyzing alarms, events, and PID control data An agribusiness group wanted to ana- lyze alarms and proportional, integral, derivative (PID) controller performance for 10 of its production plants world - wide from a cloud-hosted centralized control center. It needed to analyze alarm performance and improve the operation of its PID controllers from its headquarters and continue to access plant information locally. The 10 plants had control systems from five different vendors. A historian was deployed in a cloud-hosted environment (figure 5) to Figure 4. An alarm reporting and analysis dashboard is used in a European gas field to summarize activity on 750,000 possible alarms. © 2017, Festo Corporation. All rights reserved. PLEXUS ® and The Product Realization Company TM are trademarks of Plexus Corp. and Plexus Corp. owns such trademarks, trade names, service marks and logos. Plexus is The Product Realization Company ™ - transforming customer concepts into products. For Kyle, the process starts and ends with collaboration. That's why when he needs a control or automation solution, he trusts Festo to provide the best advice. And the best products. Solutions through teamwork. That's what moves Kyle. What moves you? For Kyle, automation is a team sport. Festo helps him make customer dreams a reality. Kyle Huebner Manager of Manufacturing Automation Plexus Access Our Latest Best Practices Report. Visit festo.us/OEE

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