November 5, 2021 – CyboSoft (Rancho Cordova, California), the developer of Model-Free Adaptive (MFA) control technology and products, announced today that it has released the 6 th Edition of its MFA in Control with CyboCon Book.
This 200-page Model-Free Adaptive (MFA) control book provides both theoretical background and practical details about process control, MFA control technology, different MFA controllers, MFA control system implementation, and MFA methodology.
It was first released in 1997 with CyboCon Software 1.0. The 5th Edition was published in 2007 to carve the milestone of MFA entering the mainstream market. The 6th Edition of 2021 added the new technologies and products to help build a smart world in the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution
The author of this book, CyboSoft CEO Dr. George Cheng, said, “We are entering the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Looking back, only 200 some years ago, the First Industrial Revolution liberated humans from heavy labor work for the first time in thousands of years. Just 100 years ago, the Second Industrial Revolution made mass production possible and allowed us to enjoy the lifestyle enabled by electricity, cars, airplanes, etc. We have just lived through the era empowered by electronics, computers, IT, smart phones, and modern medicine. Now, we have entered the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution, where a smart world is being built. Looking forward, what can we do to contribute?”
In 1997, CyboSoft introduced the CyboCon MFA Control Software at the ISA (International Society of Automation) Show. The artificial neural network (ANN) based MFA control is an AI technology. Thus, CyboSoft can be considered an AI pioneer. Now, MFA has become the only commercially successful smart controller that does not require mathematical models. Due to its smart and general-purpose nature, MFA can make major contributions in the 4th Industrial Revolution, where smart sensors and controllers are needed for lights-out factories, and smart equipment, machines, and devices.
Dr. Cheng added in his Authors Comments of this new edition, “CyboSoft has made significant effort to develop and package complete MFA control solutions for a specific industrial process or equipment where there can be multiple control and measurement challenges. These are typically industry-wide problems that cannot be solved using traditional control methods. In this edition, MFA Control Solutions are added in Section 1.6, each of which will have a specific user guide as a supplemental document. Many of these solutions have been installed in large scale and are available for new customers to acquire and deploy.” The following table shows eight MFA Control Solutions in different industries.
CyboSoft’s Process Modeling and Control Simulation software family and CyboFlare Smoke Auto-Detection software are also introduced. These new products reflect CyboSoft’s spirit in making continuous innovations. This book can be ordered from the Online Store at www.cybosoft.com.
CyboSoft is the leader in control technology serving the worldwide process control, building control, and equipment control markets. CyboSoft’s patented Model-Free Adaptive (MFA) control technology for automatically controlling physical processes is a major breakthrough. No other comparable technology possesses all the attributes of MFA. CyboSoft received the 2007 Frost & Sullivan “North America Technology Leadership Award” in the field of Industrial Automation. MFA is the only commercially successful smart controller that does not require mathematical models.