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Northwest Analytical Releases Embedded SPC Software For Wonderware InTouch Applications

October 232003
NWA SPCx Makes it Easy to Embed World-Class SPC Capabilities into Wonderware InTouch Applications for Real-time Monitoring of Critical Process Parameters and Product Characteristics

PORTLAND, Ore. - October 23, 2003 - Northwest Analytical, Inc. (NWA), the leading provider of statistical process control (SPC) software, released its NWA SPCx tm) embedded real-time SPC software designed specifically for Wonderware InTouch®. SPCx is an online real-time SPC tool that makes it easy to incorporate ActiveX-based real-time SPC with any InTouch application. It enables operators, engineers, and managers to monitor in real-time their critical process parameters and product characteristics.

"Wonderware InTouch users have been asking for a product that offers greater SPC capability along with simpler configuration and maintenance," said Louis Halvorsen, vice president of development, NWA. "With SPCx, we've delivered what they've been asking for; embedded SPC that is easy to install and easy to use, while offering powerful functionality like assignable cause and corrective action."

3M Corporation's Process Instrumentation and Control Group has beta-tested NWA SPCx. "Embedded SPC is important to us because we need to put real-time SPC in the hands of the people who manage the process," says Bill Cotter, senior systems specialist for 3M Corporation. "To do so, we need a product that is easy for both operators and process engineers to use. It has to fit with our operating environment, and it has to pull data from multiple SCADA systems and databases."

NWA SPCx provides all standard SPC control charts, assignable cause/corrective action, and real-time process status and exception reporting. It attaches to any ODBC-compliant database and connects directly to InTouch tags with time- or event-based sampling. SPCx offers a very simple point-and-click set-up and configuration that requires no scripting, even for advanced features.
NWA SPCx is available immediately. For more information, please call 503-224-7727 or visit www.nwasoft.com/spcx/htm.

ABOUT NORTHWEST ANALYTICAL, INC.

Northwest Analytical (NWA) is the world's leading provider of SPC software, with more than 50,000 licenses shipped to over 5,000 companies. NWA software is recognized for it's ease-of-use and tight integration with other manufacturing systems. The NWA SPC software suite includes products for QA/QC workstation data collection and supervision, off-line charting and analysis, enterprise reporting, and real-time, embedded SPC. For more information, contact Northwest Analytical at [email protected]; call 888-692-7638 or 503-224-7727; or visit www.nwasoft.com.
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