MANTRA Advanced Process Control

MANTRA Software v5.6

ControlSoft is excited to announce the release of MANTRA Software v5.6 which includes the following user interface and tool enhancements:

  • Block Execution Sequence Tool – The Block Execution Sequence dialog has been updated with new
    features and usability enhancements.
  • Block Parameter Watch Windows – Block-specific Watch Windows now have the block name removed from all block parameters for better readability. The block name is now part of the window title instead.
  • Project Watch Window Tabs – The last selected Watch Window tab is now saved in the project. When re-opening the Watch Window, the tab is automatically restored and selected.
  • Input/Output Connector Traversals – Additional functionality has been added for Input and Output Connector Block traversals.
  • Online Monitor and Offline Block Parameter Modes – Online Monitor mode is now distinguishable from Offline mode in block diagrams.
  • Block Diagram Selection Dialog – The Dialog to select a block diagram has been expanded for better visibility of project names and diagram lists.
  • Module Versioning – Module and project versions are reported more consistently with additional information in the Help -> About dialog.

For detailed information, please see the MANTRA Software v5.6.0.1 Release Notes, publication MN338A-EN, included with the software download.

For more help with advanced techniques for process control strategies beyond basic PID control, including cascade control, override control, gain scheduling, feedforward compensation, and model-based control, consider our Advanced Process Control Techniques training.


INTUNE and INTUNE+ Software v7.0

ControlSoft is excited to announce the release of INTUNE and INTUNE+ Software v7.0, which includes the following enhancements:

  • OPC UA Data Driver – Easily connect to OPC UA server to access data.
  • OSIsoft PI Data Driver – Easily connect to OSIsoft PI server to access data.
  • OSIsoft PI Data Import – Easily connect to PI AF SDK to access historical data in DataTune plugin.
  • DCOM Security – Modified OPC DCOM security to use Packet Integrity option for Workspace and Server OPC DA data communication.
  • Historian – Enhanced data request handling and performance as well as process auto-recovery and auto-restart for robustness.
  • Tuning Algorithm – Changed tuning formulas to improve PID terms for time-constant dominant non-integrating processes.
  • CLPM WebUI Updates – A new WebUI is available to connect to a CLPM project after it is completed and deployed. This WebUi provides a clear and concise view of loop performance.

For detailed information, please see the INTUNE Software v7.0.0.2 Release Notes, publication MN112A-EN, included with the software download.