The HPCi solution provides an excellent modernisation pathway for control systems built around GEM80 controls, thanks to modern, modularised hardware, and simple forward migration of program logic and development tools
Reducing cost and risks when modernising legacy GEM80 systems
With a large install base globally, and especially in the UK and Ireland, GE is keenly aware of the need to allow for migration options that minimise disruption to operations while moving customers away from obsolete technologies. The HPCi Controller is a key part of GE's GEM80 modernisation toolkit. Built around a modern, modular and rugged processing platform, the HPCi provides a way of porting the core control engine off aging hardware, while preserving existing I/O and wiring. This gives you a way to stage overall upgrades in ways that take advantage of shorter down/maintenance periods, and without the risks associated with an all-or-nothing migration.
Providing flexibility and expandability
Because HPCi on RXi is built on a modern IPC platform, with powerful processing, extensive networking and a mix of expansion options, it's easy to build connections to related automation systems, and it's simple to connect with modern visualisation, reporting and analytics platforms.