Product News: Nexus Controls’ Nexus OnCore compact control system

May 10, 2022
Promises smaller industrial facilities advanced, integrated controls at sites commonly served by less-sophisticated PLCs.

Nexus Controls, a Baker Hughes business, has expanded its Nexus OnCore Control System portfolio with the launch of the Nexus OnCore Compact Control System that promises to provide the digital toolset and advanced diagnostic capabilities of a distributed control system (DCS) while compact enough to be installed into tight places traditionally used by programmable logic controllers (PLCs), providing increased efficiency, greater asset understanding and operational optimization in controls traditionally used in larger facilities.

The Nexus OnCore Compact Control System brings the operational capabilities and integrated commands historically only available on larger standard controls systems to a small form factor solution, its maker notes. The compact control system provides upgraded, smart-control technology to a wide range of applications including DCS, steam and hydroelectric turbines, and balance of plant (BOP) equipment in wide range of industrial markets.      

The Nexus OnCore Compact Control System connects with and displays operator information from multiple pieces of equipment and adapts seamlessly to new machinery and changing operational needs for manufacturers introducing new products. It also serves small or large operations, and can be used to retrofit controls or be installed in expanding facilities, Nexus claims.

“Nexus OnCore delivers a long-awaited technology for smaller industrial facilities who have similar complexities as larger plant operators but are often challenged by outdated controls,” said Terry Knight, vice president of Nexus Controls at Baker Hughes. “Our new Nexus OnCore Compact Control System enables them to take better control of their processes by providing enhanced diagnostic and troubleshooting solutions and gaining greater asset understanding as maximizing efficiencies, predictive maintenance and equipment connectivity become increasingly important.”