MAPIDE (MAPCS Integrated Development Environment) is used for Configuration of the MAPCS structure and programming the PPCs. This powerful application provides all the tools and facilities that one needs to implement complex control strategies within the MAPCS platform. A hierarchy of HSE devices (Programmable Process Controllers and Linking Devices) and H1, Modbus and HART devices can be fully defined and configured in the MAPIDE. The programming task can be performed in a Function Block oriented environment. FOUNDATION Fieldbus control strategies can be composed of standard Function Blocks (FB), MAPCS’s own prewritten FBs or user written Flexible Function Blocks. The engineer can configure and organize the control network and elements, edit, download and debug control strategies and monitor the digital assets all in the same environment.
Visualization of the process under control is performed in MAPCS using a powerful HMI/SCADA application named MAPVIEW. This application which has been developed from the ground-up using Microsoft .NET technology runs on Windows XP and 7 operating systems provides advanced graphics and animation capabilities for creating optimum interactive experience for the operators.
MAPDS (MAPCS Data Server)
At the heart of the MAPCS supervisory platform is a component designed based on the principles of SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) called the MAPDS (MAPCS Data Server). This server gathers plant information in the form of data, alerts, historical data, database records, xml files etc, from various sources, combines them into a well defined set of unified object-based structures, makes it possible to process information on the fly through powerful .NET scripting and serves this information to its diverse set of clients
This server gathers plant information in the form of data, alerts, historical data, database records, xml files etc, from various sources, combines them into a well defined set of unified object-based structures, makes it possible to process information on the fly through powerful .NET scripting and serves this information to its diverse set of clients
MAPCS Engineering Management Server (MAPEMS) is a server which provides services for maintaining the design source of the project and delivers a multi-engineering environment.
Online access to plant asset information by MAPIDE Asset Management allows you to operate online with Fieldbus and Hart devices.
MAPCS Archive Server
MAPAS package backs up data and event log files of the MAPDS and removes the unwanted log files from the server. To configure how and when MAPAS performs these tasks you need to set its properties from the Deployment explorer and it can be designed in Mapview+.
The MAPVIEW plug-in for excel, converts this powerful application into an efficient report generator tool. Through this plug-in, various kinds of information like alarms and events, historical and online data can be combined together to generate expressive reports in different formats (e.g. html, pdf) and published through different means (e.g. print,email,portal).