APC Framework

The Buffalo Automation Process Control Framework (APC Framework) has been operating successfully in production since November 2003. The main advantage of using a framework for R2R controller development is the reuse of configurable components within the framework. These components include:

  • Configuration including business logic, algorithms, etc.
  • Parameter database for storing setpoints, limits, etc.
  • State database for storing state of equipment, devices, etc.
  • Log database for logging controller output, setpoints, limits, etc.
  • Security infrastructure

The Buffalo Automation Process Control Framework has a web based graphical user interface for each of the components listed above. Below are some screen shots of some of these components