Umetrics announces SIMCA®-online 13.3 with improved predictive monitoring and process optimization capability

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  • Published: Jun 12, 2014
  • Source: Umetrics
  • Channels: Laboratory Informatics / Chemometrics & Informatics

Umetrics announces the release of version 13.3 of SIMCA-online

Malmö, Sweden, June 10, 2014

SIMCA-online is a real-time prediction system for the process industry. From different types of data sources, such as MES, LIMS and process data historians, SIMCA-online automatically collects, performs multivariate calculations and generates intuitive control charts that summarize the state of the process. Diagnostics of alarms or deviations are provided through interactive drill down features.

Control Advisor in SIMCA-online 13.3 extends the real-time multivariate monitoring capabilities to include Forecast for predictive monitoring and Advised future for process optimization with model predictive control (MPC). Control Advisor includes powerful predictive capabilities utilizing a combination of imputation and regression models to forecast future trajectories of batch processes. Predictions of final batch qualities and yields are made available early in the batch evolution, and process deviations may be detected before they cause harm, allowing for preemptive corrective action. Advised future provides optimal process adjustments that may be implemented manually or automatically for closed loop control.

SIMCA-online 13.3 also offers a new SimApi for OSI-PI system from OSIsoft utilizing Asset Framework and Event Frames. The new SimApi can also handle multiple PI connections simultaneously.

About Umetrics

Umetrics is a world leader in multivariate technology, providing software for design of experiments (DOE) and multivariate data analysis (MVDA). Umetrics offers complete solutions for both off-line and on-line data analysis (continuous and batch processes), all supported by training and consulting services. Umetrics is a subsidiary of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), global provider of instruments, subsystems, software and process control solutions to manage critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes. More information can be found at Umetrics website

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