SYSTEM302-7: Innovation, Results and Excellence

Tuesday, November 04, 2008




SYSTEM302-7: Innovation, Results and Excellence

“The future cannot be predicted, but may be invented. This ability of inventing the future gives us hope to make us what we are”, said Dennis Gabor U.K. Nobel Prize physicist in 1971 for the invention and improvement of the holographic technology.


This phrase translates much of SMAR´s determination to meet future challenges through technological innovation and market positioning. As a company with reputed technology and solutions creating benefits to a variety of industry segments, SMAR is always alert to the volatile process control market.

Founded in 1974, SMAR is the leader in providing integrated process control solutions. Its activities in the research and development area expand and improve continuously, as it focuses to successfully examine the future demand and introduce products and solutions to the market that will dominate the automation sector in many years to come.

With current international competition and globalization, an increasingly shorter product life cycle, combined with production of higher quality products, is mandatory to offer effective automation solutions to end-users. Automation solutions must include production flexibility and minimal loss to the end users in order to meet demanding profit requirements.


To meet these requirements, SMAR developed its network-based automation and control system SYSTEM302. SYSTEM302-7, the newest generation for this series, has recently been launched and adds more client value and operational excellence to a variety of segments.  In addition, it continues to provide the exceptional instrumentation management and performance that current users have come to expect.

The SYSTEM302-7 goes beyond traditional SDCDs that provide plant control and monitoring and was designed more innovatively to target results.  Key product strategies include:

  • Digital architecture – precision and reliability enabled by a single database;
  • Distributed system – with process control resources, startups and interlocking in a single controller;
  • Process automation controllers:
    • Connected via high speed network for more availability and flexibility;
    • Multi-purpose - with controller, PLC, gateway to the field networks and double Ethernet connection in a single module, to reduce costs and optimize functional capability;
  • Functional block control strategies include:
    • Standards – pre-tested solutions, reduced sources for error;
    • Flexibility –Ladder-configured by the user for more freedom in project implementation;
  • Multiprotocol: FOUNDATION fieldbusTM H1, FOUNDATION fieldbusTM HSE, PROFIBUS DP, PROFIBUS PA, HART, Modbus, DeviceNet, AS-i and conventional signals – higher performance through freedom of choice for the best technology for each application;
  • Total OPC connectivity;
  • Templates and functional models make engineering easier and reduce the time to implement projects;
  • Asset and process management – reduces operational costs through proactive maintenance. With open solutions as the FDT/DTM technology, the system manages the instrumentation integrity;
  • MES integrated solutions – permits production rate monitoring of unit performance through an information portal that offers total plant visibility and expedites business decision making.
  • Integrated client/server multi-user environment – reduced project delivery time and extended advantages of the Ethernet for control and supervision.
  • Several level redundancy – increased system availability.