Bristol Babcock and CyboSoft Announce
MFA Embedded in ControlWave
Watertown, CT, October 21, 2003 - Bristol
Babcock and CyboSoft today announced the availability of CyboSoft's
Model Free Adaptive (MFA) control technology in Bristol Babcock's
ControlWave hybrid controller. A proven technology, MFA has
been deployed in mission-critical, production environments.
It is now available to new ControlWave customers and can be
added to existing ControlWave systems.
Jack Kelly, President of Bristol Babcock, said, "MFA
is the most advanced process control functionality yet implemented
in ControlWave. We're most excited about MFA due to its considerable
value potential for our customers."
MFA is a breakthrough technology for process control and provides
adaptive, robust control for simple and complex systems. MFA
controllers do not require process models that are difficult
to develop and maintain. Once installed, no controller tuning
is required. MFA users have achieved a significant ROI due
to improved product quality, higher efficiency, and reduced
According to CyboSoft Chairman, Dr. George Cheng, inventor
of MFA, "Bristol Babcock's position in the worldwide
energy, water & wastewater and utilities industries makes
them an excellent partner for CyboSoft. ControlWave is the
ideal high performance platform to bring the benefits of MFA
to applications ranging from control of compressor units to
automation of an entire pipeline."
ControlWave combines the best technologies provided by PLC,
RTU and DCS architectures into a Hybrid system well suited
to most all measurement and control applications. The ControlWave
Designer programming software supports all five IEC 61131-3
programming languages, where six embedded MFA controllers
ranging from Nonlinear MFA to MFA pH controllers can be selected
as function blocks. Now, when facing tough control problems,
a ControlWave user can simply select the appropriate MFA,
replace the PID, configure and launch the controller, and
reap the benefits. No manual tuning and maintenance are required.
Tom Fiske, Senior Market Analyst for Advanced Control &
Optimization, ARC Advisory Group, commented that, "Users
are looking for solutions that are quick and easy to implement
and use, yet powerful enough to control difficult applications.
Bristol Babcock is clearly addressing the needs of its customers
by incorporating MFA technology to enhance the functionality
About Bristol Babcock
Bristol Babcock is a worldwide leader in the supply
and commissioning of products, services, and engineered systems
to the oil, gas, water, wastewater, process control and power,
industries. Bristol Babcock Inc. is a member of the Energy
Technology Group of FKI plc, headquartered in Loughborough,
CyboSoft, General Cybernation Group, Inc., is the leader
in control technology serving the worldwide process control,
building control, and equipment control markets. In addition
to its headquarters in Rancho Cordova, CA, the company has
also established operations in China.
For more information, contact: CyboSoft, 2868 Prospect Park
Drive, Suite 300, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 USA. Tel: (916)
631-6313, Fax: (916) 631-6312, e-mail: GCGroup@cybosoft.com,
ControlWave is a registered trademark of Bristol Babcock.
MFA is a registered trademark of CyboSoft