By Matthew Wells, GE Digital In today‚Äôs economy, data is a valuable commodity; companies rely on it to run their businesses, be more competitive in the market, and enable increases in productivity. In order to take advantage of data, however, a business needs to connect and automate its back-end systems and processes in order to make sense of the data, identify patterns and formulate solutions.
Smart Mobile Devices and Human Machine Interface: How to turn visibility into action for SCADA and B
By Lucie Vill√©ger, PcVue Inc. Historical approaches to monitor, diagnose, maintain and control industrial and building assets must be reconsidered. A new architecture optimized for the mobile SCADA and BMS user is needed.
Visitors to the Beckhoff booth will again be able to ‚ÄúBYOD‚Äù, using their own smartphones and tablets to connect with PC-based control demos ‚Äì including a wall of IoT-enabled devices, plus articulated robot arms from St√§ubli ‚Äì using any mobile device with a web browser.
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By introducing change management and version control software from M.A.C. Solutions for more than 400 of its programmable devices (PLCs and HMIs) at its facility in Oxfordshire, Diamond Light Source intends to minimize the risk of machine downtime caused by PLC back-up or software code errors
Incorporating QTC force-sensing technology into a remote control is intended to improve the experience of using capacitive buttons, touchpads or directional pads, by requiring a press-with-force to send commands to the receiver.
Available under the product name ezCAL, the application is designed to enable radiologists with an enhanced display to accurately interpret images. WIDE ezCAL is also backwards-compatible and available for use with existing WIDE displays.
Acting as a branch office, this Seattle facility is designed to enhance Weintek‚Äôs HMI position in North America. Weintek is an HMI manufacturer and is dedicated to development, design and manufacturing of HMIs
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The operating system that supported the Tyson Foods' Wisconsin plant's human machine interface (HMI) application was facing obsolescence. The new solution is based on the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture system that incorporates both the Logix control platform and FactoryTalk production management software
The result is intended to be a SCADA alarm notification and management solution with minimal development and configuration time.
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