Rapid Multisite Deployment at the Edge
Performance tested architecture for 5,000 I/Os and less
in F&B, Pharma, O&G, and Infrastructure
Rockwell Automation and Stratus PlantPAx Solution-in-a-Box is a process control architecture jointly developed to simplify the deployment of small to medium scale distributed control systems (DCS) that require 5,000 I/O’s or less at edge locations.
The solution runs Rockwell Automation PlantPAx 5.0 software on Stratus ztC Edge, performance tested i.e., “characterized,” and validated by Stratus and Rockwell Automation, to ensure reliable, rapid deployment by operations teams and systems integrators using a single industrial-grade, panel-mounted Edge Computing device.
Where to Deploy PlantPAx Solution-in-a-Box?
The Stratus PlantPAx Solution-in-a-Box architecture provides performance, cost, and easy implementation that is well suited to a range of industries and use cases where unplanned downtime is unacceptable for the business.
Municipal Utilities, Desalination, Waste Management, Treatment Plants
Modular Plants, Substation Control, Geothermal Plants, Solar and Wind
Vaccine Production, Skids, Batch Management, Filtration
Food and Beverage
Brewing, Multi-plant CIP, Batching and Recipe Management, FDA Compliance
Facilities Management, Video and Security, Data Centers, System of Systems
Oil and Gas & Chemicals
Reactor Control, Pipeline SCADA EPA fulfillment, Autonomous Drilling
Fast Deployment and Integration to OT Infrastructure for SIs and Owner-Operators
PlantPAx Solution-in-a-Box is perfect for system integrators and owner-operators looking for a scalable and OT-ready architecture that does not require deep IT knowledge to deploy.
PlantPAx Solution-in-a-Box is supported by embedded edge management services that provide comprehensive, at-a-glance views for system health, software versions, utilization to improve performance and triage issues across the edge deployments.
The PlantPAx Solution-in-a-Box Architecture Details
Stratus ztC Edge provides the industrial grade Edge Computing platform for Rockwell Automation PlantPAX. The platform combines computing redundancy to eliminate unplanned downtime, virtualization to run multiple software workloads concurrently, and form factor that meets Class 1 Division 2 requirements to operate in hazardous environments.
The tested PlantPAx Solution-in-a-Box architecture includes:
- Rockwell Automation PlantPAx PASS-Consolidated Image
- Rockwell Automation Application Server OWS – ThinManager remote desktop server (RDS) for remote, mobile, and tablet access
- Stratus ztC Edge 250i (single system with a redundant option) – Tested in fault-tolerant and high availability modes
Based on the joint Stratus and Rockwell Automation characterization, the solution supports environments up to:
Pricing and Availability
Stratus ztC Edge and Rockwell PlantPAx 5.0, including PASS-C, are available now globally.
For pricing and PlantPAx Solution-in-a-Box development, contact your Stratus distributor.