Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Top 2014 Wonderware HMI/SCADA Blog Posts

We had a busy 2014 here at Schneider Electric, bringing you the latest HMI/SCADA Wonderware Software related news, adding a few products to our Wonderware portfolio, including  the 2014 release, one of the most significant breakthroughs in HMI design in over 20 years, identifying the most important challenges, and trends in the, manufacturing operations and while a few of our recent blog posts focus on the latest features and upcoming ones, I thought I’d take a look at what you—my readers—found to be the most compelling topics and stories of 2014.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Highlights of the Wonderware InTouch Machine Edition 2014 P03

This blog post covers the top new features added to the Wonderware InTouch Machine Edition 2014 P03 (Service Pack 3 + Patch 3) that  has been posted on WDN this week.
Designed to run on Windows Embedded operating systems, InTouch Machine Edition is build to be a perfect replacement for proprietary panel HMI. Full-featured HMI software allows machine builders, OEMs, and end users to design and manage HMI applications efficiently. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

California Department of Water Resources Standardizes on Wonderware Software

In this is a recorded webinar organized by Wonderware NorCal, Steve Ballard, from the California Department of Water Resources explains why the State Water Project - the nation's largest state-built water and power development and conveyance system - standardized on Wonderware SCADA software. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tech Demo - Wonderware InTouch Machine Edition

In the video below, Lee Seneker, Director of Technical Services at Logic, explains some of the features regarding Schneider Electric’s newest product – Wonderware InTouch Machine Edition.

Monday, December 15, 2014

InTouch Machine Edition PanelBuilder32 import application

The video below covers the InTouch Machine Edition Human Machine Interface (HMI) Import Wizard that automatically converts applications from Allen-Bradley PanelBuilder™- including a project file with extension PBA or PVA) into the InTouch Machine Edition format.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Future Workforce Automation Needs [TED Talk]

Here’s a TED Talk that addresses the workforce automation needs. Rainer Strack thinks that the problem of the near future is the necessity for automation to help do the jobs we will need when we do not have enough workers.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The future of industrial software

A guest blog post by  Dr. Ravi Gopinath.
In my previous blog I spoke about the evolution of industrial operations and how advances in software for the purpose of industrial automation, information management and operations management is the key to meeting the needs of the modern enterprise. In this blog I will explore the future of industrial software and how businesses today can use software to leverage their plant operations to remain competitive in the marketplace.
In that blog I noted that industrial software is applicable right from when a plant is built, through to commissioning and operation. Models that are used in the design of a plant can also be used when running it to optimize the process and allow owners and operators to take advantage of new business opportunities as they present themselves.
But how does this actually happen on a day-to-day basis?

Friday, December 12, 2014

The value of software in industrial operations

A guest blog post by  Dr. Ravi Gopinath.
Industrial operations today are faced with many challenges. Aging and new workforces, new regulatory requirements and the pace of change in a flat world economy that requires a flexible way to meet business challenges. The advent of software for the purpose of industrial automation, information, asset and operations management is the key to meeting the needs of the modern enterprise. This is the first in a series of blogs where I will explore some of the history behind this and speak about why it is important for industrial operations to continue to make healthy investments in their software technology to remain competitive in the marketplace.
How did we get here?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Wonderware 2014 New Features Presentation [Video Training]

The video training below was developed by our partner Logic,Inc. / Wonderware Great Plains featuring what's new with Wonderware Software 2014.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

InTouch Machine Edition RSLogix 5000 Tag Integration in 4 minutes

This blog post covers a short video that shows how InTouch Machine Edition Human Machine Interface (HMI) integrates with RSLogix 5000 to have a single tag database for ControlLogix and CompactLogix PLCs. The first integration is done in about one minute and the full tank system is built in less than four minutes.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Discover System Platform

This video was done by or distributor, Wonderware PacWest and it shows the features of the Wonderware System Platform.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Wonderware Situational Awareness Benefits in less than 2 minutes

If you missed yesterday’s webinar: “Webinar Beyond Traditional HMI - The benefits of situational awareness for operational excellence” you missed a lot. Interaction with a few hundred people, some of the leading experts on Situational Awareness and principles of high performance human machine interface graphics are just a few things you missed.  The video below provides a brief overview on what is situational awareness. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Reminder: It’s Not Too Late To Register for the Webinar Beyond Traditional HMI - The benefits of situational awareness for operational excellence

Join us Tomorrow at 2:00 PM PST to hear how Rio Tinto is applying contemporary Situational Awareness techniques to improve their operations, and also hear how Wonderware Software can help you enjoy these same benefits in your organization. 
Date:12/4/2014 2:00 PM EST Duration:60 minutes including Q&A

Sunday, November 23, 2014

25 New Tech Trends for Entrepreneurs [Weekend Read]  has recently published a list of the top 25 tech tips, trends and megatrends: what's new now, what will be new tomorrow and what you can expect to grapple with even farther down the road. Take a look at the full article and you will see full descriptions and tips to help you keep that next new day under control.
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Vote for the Leadership in Automation 2014 Award by Automation World

Voting is still open for top Process Automation by Automation World

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Case Study: Key Solution Systems de Mexico Improves time to market & Technology update by up to 20%

  • Wonderware products that are integrated with Microsoft technologies allow for:
  • Better visibility of plant operations
  • Better integration between plant and enterprise (business systems)
  • Better integration between plant and controls (automation)
  • Better use of technologies (cloud, mobility, big data)
  • Easier acquisition of Microsoft products (SQL Server)
“Our customers have better process operations. Real time information is the key for our customers’ decision making.”

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

How to Optimize Clean-in-Place Processes in Food and Beverage Operations

Existing clean-in-place processes are time intensive and waste large amounts of energy, water, and chemicals. New innovations in CIP technology allow plant operators to cut costs in an earth-friendly manner while still conforming to regulatory safety standards. This paper explains how new CIP technologies can improve production efficiency by at least 20% while enhancing the ability to track consumption activity throughout the various steps of the cleaning cycle.

Monday, November 17, 2014

SCADA Security: Challenges and Solutions

SCADA systems control some of the most vital infrastructure in industrial and energy sectors, from oil and gas pipelines to nuclear facilities to water treatment plants. Security of control systems is a growing concern for many reasons: the networking of systems, unsecure remote connections, standardized technologies, and the availability of technical information. This paper examines the factors that have contributed to the growing vulnerability of control systems, and presents new standards designed to protect critical infrastructure.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Case Study: Microsoft is the Foundation for Vector Limited and together with Wonderware Software Improves Product/Process Integration by over 30%

Wonderware products that are integrated with Microsoft technologies allow for:
  • Better visibility of plant operations
  • Better integration between plant and controls (automation)
Use Case
Uses the following Wonderware software products:
  • Wonderware InTouch
  • Wonderware Historian (InSQL)
  • Wonderware Historian Client (ActiveFactory)
Image Source: Vector Limited

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Schneider Electric Makes It Easy to Implement OMAC PackML

HOUSTON – November 13, 2014 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has made it significantly easier for customers and machine builders to realize the benefits of the OMAC PackML standard without having to replace existing control and automation infrastructure.
"OMAC PackML simplifies interconnection across packaging systems and enterprise applications, but it requires processing power beyond the capacity of many PLCs that are already installed on production lines,” Norm Thorlakson, vice president of Schneider Electric's HMI and supervisory software business. “But that doesn’t mean customers need to replace their controllers. Since no two machines or applications are exactly the same, our Wonderware® OMAC PackML demo template can be integrated with any controller and run on any computer. Offering this new capability removes the need to build in supervisory PackML features, change existing PLC code or replace PLCs and other controllers. It’s a game-changing approach that represents our ongoing investment and commitment to a core industry offering.”

Monday, November 10, 2014

Make decisions at the speed of your process [eBook]

From the critical chemical processes of explosive factories, the workflow systems at pharmaceutical plants to the downtime analysis solutions of your favorite food and beverage plants, Wonderware provides manufacturing execution solutions for industry.

Make decisions at the speed of your process.
Control, manage and tune your process using real-time production and “as-built” data with Wonderware Manufacturing Execution Systems. Faster than you can say “batch."

Thursday, November 6, 2014

We are Better Together

Take a look at this short video to see how the Schneider Electric and Invensys combined offer a deeper, broader and long-term value to customer globally.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Wonderware Software Makes Machine Performance, OEE and OMAC PackML Easy

Company executive demonstrates how to benefit from new packaging standards without replacing existing PLCs
In a special session on Sunday, November 2, Niels Andersen, Schneider Electric’s vice president of global industry solutions, will show PACK EXPO 2014 attendees how to benefit from new packaging standards without replacing existing PLCs.
During the presentation, end users and OEMs, including CPG customers and machine builders, will learn how to implement the new OMAC PackML standard and achieve powerful OEE functionality without having to rip and replace existing automation infrastructure. The solutions and techniques discussed will help end users reduce the cost of integration while allowing for continuous performance monitoring and improving overall equipment effectiveness.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Trends in Packaging Automation, and How to Leverage Them When Developing HMI Applications

As we are getting ready for the  Pack Expo in 2014 we’ve decided to take a close look at the packaging automation market, and discuss ways in which Wonderware software  applications can be developed for the packaging market. To discuss the Wonderware software offerings we will be on exhibit at PACK EXPO 2014 in Chicago from November 2 to November 5 in Booth E 7130. In addition, Niels Andersen will be on the innovation stage on  Sunday, November 2, 2014 2:00-2:30 PM ( PACKEXPO N-4570) providing “A practical example of how to get the benefits of OMAC PackML without having to replace the existing PLC
When developing applications for the packaging automation market, either as an OEM or as the application developer for a product packaging line, it’s important to look at some of the trends of the packaging market, and develop applications that not only meet your current requirements, but have the flexibility to develop and change along with the industry. Here are a few trends developing across the packaging industry:
Easily Customizable HMI Templates – Another trend that is applicable to both OEMs and application developers for the packaging of a product line is the standardization of HMIs, and the creation of template applications that can be easily customized. An HMI with a standard look and feel greatly reduces the learning curve required for training machine operators. Template HMIs designed to offer a consistent look and feel make it incredibly easy to reduce both development time and training time for the end user. When creating standardized HMIs and customizable HMI templates, plan navigation and screen options for a wide variety of uses, so that screens can be customized for different machines quickly and efficiently.
OMAC* PackML and Other Production Improvement Resources
Another trend is the OMAC PackML, a controls language standard which improves communication and interoperability between devices. Based on its Wonderware InTouch Machine Edition human machine interface and Wonderware Historian software offerings, the Wonderware OMAC PackML solution includes the PackML State Model, Control Modes and PackTags, providing a well-defined pattern for describing machine conditions and sharing the information with users and other systems. It simplifies machine-to-machine communication, more tightly integrating packaging systems with production line systems while reducing the communication burden on real-time control systems. Additionally, a configurable user interface shows machine operators exactly how much time they have spent in each machine state and provides an overview of the most common reasons a system might stop. This enables the operator to correct problems in real time, before stops can negatively impact the business.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Maximize Your Business and Machine Performance with Innovative Solutions for OEMs

Continuous innovation is vitally important for machine builders who also need great connectivity, quick customization, flexibility to grow, Maintenance as a Service, support for extensibility and easy integration with other systems and software. Wonderware software empowers you with accelerated innovation and technologies, global support, after sales services and upgrade programs.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Infographic: Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015 [weekend read]

This blog post provides a list of the top 10  technology trends in 2015 as presented by David Cearley, VP of Gartner, at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014. Some of these trends are touted to have the potential for significant impact on organizations in the next three years. You can read the whole article on Forbes with descriptions of each; I would be interested to know your thoughts on which ones would impact your company and why.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Better Together Schneider Electric – Invensys and two ways you can get involved

The best way to solve tomorrow’s challenges is to work together today. Together we can deliver the promise of a bright industrial future.Schneider Electric and Invensys combined offer a deeper, broader and long-term value to customer globally:

  • Combined development, technology, hardware, software and services
  • A stronger global capability in energy management and industrial automation
  • Leading software provider with wider solution services and a better global footprint for business performance
  • Global coverage with a diverse portfolio creating more market resilience

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Infographic: Why Wonderware

Infographic containing information about Wonderware based off a recent survey of 1258 Wonderware customers:
  • 58% of  manufacturer and industrial organizations agreed Wonderware offers best-in-class solutions
  • ROI in 12 months
  • 20-30% Process Improvement
  • 10-20% Enhanced Actionable Reporting
  • 10-20% Energy Reduction
  • 10-20% Reduced Manufacturing cost

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Innovation stage presentation: Machine Performance, OEE and OMAC PackML made easy

Join us on Sunday, November 2, 2014 2:00-2:30 PM at the PACKEXPO N-4570 North Hall Grand Concourse for a presentation on “Machine Performance, OEE and OMAC PackML made easy” or at the booth E-7130 November 2-5 and learn how “ How Wonderware can optimize your plant operations”.

OMAC PackML is a standard for representing machine state, mode and reason code. The standard proposes a common way to represent machine status through a defined interface. This is essential for downtime analysis and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) calculations.
The proposed 2nd edition of ISA Technical Report TR88.00.02 (OMAC PackML) will simplify the use of the standard, but there are still obstacles to overcome. OMAC PackML is traditionally implemented in a PLC, but not all PLCs are suited for this purpose as they do not have the necessary memory, CPU or communication capabilities. In this presentation you will learn how Wonderware InTouch Machine Edition can be used to implement PackML. This is a more flexible, powerful and cost effective solution than replacing the PLC. The presentation will further show how information can be used for downtime analysis and OEE calculations in continuous improvement programs.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wonderware software to be Exhibited at the Pack Expo Chicago Trade Show next month

Join us on November 2-5, 2014 at the PACKEXPO Booth # E-7130 and discover how we can help optimize your plant operations. Wonderware software is based on a distinctly unique, powerful and elegant approach to delivering what customers need most in their real-time industrial software systems.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Webinar: Beyond Traditional HMI - The benefits of situational awareness for operational excellence

Start Date:12/4/2014  2:00 PM EST  Duration:60 minutes including Q&A

No matter what the industry, industrial companies are constantly searching for ways of improving productivity and quality, and maximizing the efficiency of operational systems without compromising the quality of their offerings or the safety of their operations teams. One of the areas where there are significant opportunities for improvement is quite literally staring them in the face: the human machine interface (HMI) used to control and operate these systems.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Wearable Control Room

'At a 2004 human factors symposium, a group of automation experts presented a paper titled "The Wearable Control Room: A Prototype for Experimental Testing of New Concepts in Plant Operation." That was quite the futuristic concept at the time, but now, as wearable computing is on the verge of becoming a household word, are we that far away?

Friday, October 10, 2014

Case Study: Cargill Leverages Joint Wonderware/Microsoft offering for Improved operational visibility

This case study outlines the results that Cargill, a leader in food manufacturing, gained from the Wonderware and Microsoft partnership.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Top Reasons Why Customers Choose Wonderware Solutions Over the Competition

Have you ever wondered why Woderware InTouch® became World's favorite HMI? Here are the top reasons why some of the Wonderware Software users think that way and choose Wonderware Solutions over the competition:
  • Product feature set (best in class)
  • Integration with automation and SCADA
  • Visualization capabilities
  • Wide selection of software that fits my needs

Monday, October 6, 2014

Case Study: Large Enterprise Mining Company improves process integration by 20-30%

Wonderware products that are integrated with Microsoft technologies allow for:
  • Better visibility of plant operations
  • Better integration between plant and enterprise (business systems)
  • Better integration between plant and controls (automation)
  • Easier acquisition of Microsoft products (SQL Server)

Friday, October 3, 2014

What challenges were you addressing that prompted your purchase of Wonderware Software? [survey results]

A recent survey of the Wonderware / Schneider Electric customers organized by TechValidate reveals the challenges that prompted them to select the Wonderware software. Take a look at the top reasons.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Wonderware System Platform and Wonderware InTouch 2014 R2 Upcoming Release Highlights

Wonderware Supervisory HMI SCADA empowers customers to secure their future by protecting the operational integrity of their plants, enhancing the operational insight of its people, and enabling them to adapt easily to change.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Schneider Software Conference Live coverage on #Gamechangertoday

The theme of this year's Schneider Electric Software User Conference in Orlando (September 30-October 2, 2014) is "Game Changer." "We began the industrial software revolution, now we're changing the game," was the announcement just before the Colonial School band started to march into the room. You can check twitter for live coverage by searching  #Gamechangertoday.

InTouch Machine Edition ControlLogix® Integration in Under 4 Minutes

In this video, Niels Andersen, will show you how to Integrate InTouch Machine Edition  (InTouch ME) to ControlLogix® in Under 4 Minutes.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

New addition to the Wonderware portfolio in the works, as Schneider Electric Agrees to Acquire InStep Software

Predictive asset analytics and historian solutions complement and strengthen company’s capabilities in power sector.
If you have not heard it, “Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has entered into an agreement to acquire InStep Software, a leading provider of real-time performance management and predictive asset analytics software and solutions. It is the latest acquisition from the company’s growing Software business and deepens its presence in the power and energy market. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014, subject to customary regulatory and other closing conditions.”

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Top factors in the Automation Buying Decision

Thinking of a technology upgrade for your organization? Here are seven factors you want to consider as identified by a recent blog article in ISA.

Friday, September 19, 2014

F&N Dairies Thailand - a Wonderware Success Story

F&N Dairies Thailand, the largest canned milk manufacturer in the world, achieves significant savings in production, logistics and inventory costs with Wonderware software.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Save the date: InTouch Machine Edition, Lake Forest California training October 14-17, 2014

Where is the  InTouch Machine Edition class held and how long does it last?
The InTouch® Machine Edition 2014 course is a 4-day, instructor-led class designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the features and functionality of the InTouch Machine Edition software. InTouch® Machine Edition enables End Users and Machine builders to quickly create intuitive, secure, and highly maintainable HMI applications for intelligent machines and on a variety of low level devices using embedded operating systems. The class will be held in the main Wonderware by Schneider Electric office located at 10 Orchard Lake Forest, CA 92630 866-998-7246 . 15-minute breaks will be offered in the morning and afternoon, and an hour for lunch. The instructor will also be available after class and during breaks for any follow-up on that day’s topics.

Who should attend:
Application developers, engineers, system integrators, consultants, and other individuals (Programmers, OEMs) who need to use InTouch Machine Edition in their manufacturing processes or for machine, panel and system builders.
Why you should attend?
  • Well first off, breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided.
  • Explore Southern California; that is after you get a good understanding of the subjects below.
  • Need more reasons? Take a look at all the topics covered and everything will be provided to you.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Webinar: Redefining Machine HMI Migration for Rockwell users Wednesday September 24th 11AM PST

Learn how a low risk / high return HMI migration and other proven strategies can help you evolve those old panels in an orderly, step-by-step approach. An expert speaker shows you how HMI migration should be seen as a gateway to evolving your existing Rockwell Automation panels by leveraging value added (ROI generating) applications.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Wonderware HMI/SCADA Times: The latest source of HMI/SCADA Wonderware related news

Friday, September 12, 2014

Getting started with InTouch Machine Edition HMI Software

Whether you are new to developing HMI or a seasoned engineer in the industrial automation, this blog post will give the info you need to get your machine level HMI applications off to the right start. Follow the links below to get going with InTouch Machine Edition (ITME):

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Use Shortcuts in InTouch Machine Edition to Save Time in Development

Within the InTouch Machine Edition software package (Wonderware HMI software for machines and embedded systems that improves manufacturing performance for end users, OEMs and machine and systems builders), there are a few great shortcuts that can help developers save time and work more efficiently while developing HMI and machine level interfaces. Many of these shortcuts are consistent with those in Windows operating systems and Microsoft products, so they can be easily implemented while developing InTouch Machine Edition based applications.
Machine Level HMI software (PackML application)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

InTouch Machine Edition Benefits for you as part of the Customer FIRST Program

The Customer FIRST (CF) program provides a comprehensive portfolio of services to help you improve your operational performance, protect your critical investments and reduce your total cost of ownership. The latest addition to the Wonderware Software portfolio, InTouch Machine Edition, (Wonderware HMI software for machines and embedded systems that improves manufacturing performance for end users, OEMs and machine and systems builders) is included in the CF for those sites that are part of the CF program.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

How to set up the Wonderware Historian to collect data from any Wonderware InTouch tag

This short video will show you how easy it is to set up the Wonderware Historian to collect data from any Wonderware InTouch tag. Then we will show how you can quickly add a trend plot to an InTouch application -- giving your operators greater visibility into your processes and helping improve operator effectiveness.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Save Recipes as .XML Files in InTouch Machine Edition

You can save recipes as .XML files using the InTouch Machine. Here are a few reasons why you may want to do this:
  • save time and maintain consistency by automating part parameters or production quantities with flexible  recipe management tools (Recipe Manager)
  • allows plant-floor dynamic data in XML format to be accessed easily and incorporated in other software products such as The Wonderware System Platform
  • old recipes will continue to load correctly (that is not the case when you save as .DAT format)  and new recipes can be added containing values for the new class members.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

InTouch Machine Edition's use of XML

XML is growing in importance in the industrial automation world from embedded systems to human machine interfaces, to distributed systems and database management. It has become the de facto standard for data communication between different applications, systems and throughout the Internet. XML is a huge opportunity for cost savings, interoperability and new opportunities. InTouch Machine Edition (ITME) brings XML support to the plant floor, allowing for dynamic, autonomous, and automated data exchange between applications (such as ITME to or from the Wonderware System Platform) . XML makes E-automation a reality by allowing plant-floor dynamic data in XML format to be accessed easily and incorporated in other software products and Web applications. This post covers the reasons for using XML as well as differences between XML and HTML in the industrial automation context.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

InTouch Machine Edition Thin Client Options

InTouch® Machine Edition offers three different thin client options for web publishing. Use this image to help you choose which option is best for your application. The Web Thin Client, the Secure Viewer Thin Client, and Studio Mobile Access (SMA) Thin Client are all easy ways to make your machine level software application portable and visible where and when you need it most. Click on the image to take a closer look!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Early bird registration for the 2014 Software Global Customer Conference ends on September 5th

Watch this video and learn why both you and your boss should attend this year's premier event! September 30th, October 2  Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel, Orlando

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ITME FDA 21 CFR Part 11 Features

The InTouch Machine Edition (ITME) has built-in functionality to create 21 CFR part 11 compliant projects with traceability and e-signatures. These features are often used for pharmaceutical and food applications, but can be used for any application where traceability is a requirement. 
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Last chance to register: Interfacing InTouch Machine Edition to the Wonderware Portfolio

Join Wonderware by Schneider Electric as we present the latest addtiton to the world’s leading industrial software portfolio. See more at: 
Designed to run on Windows Embedded operating systems, InTouch Machine Edition (ITME) is build to be a perfect replacement for proprietary panel HMI
What:  Webinar - Interfacing InTouch Machine Edition to the Wonderware Portfolio (Historian, SP etc)  
When: Wednesday August 27th, 2014  Time 8:00AM PST

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Situational Awareness Using Symbol Wizards

In this will show you how to use the Situational Awareness Symbol Wizards provided with the Wonderware InTouch 2014 and Wonderware System Platform.

Monday, August 11, 2014

HMI/SCADA Application Consistency with Element Styles

This video explains how the Element Styles feature in InTouch 2014 help users develop, apply and enforce graphical standards to achieve consistency in their HMI design.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Wonderware OPC UA Client Basic Configuration and Examples

This short video covers the Wonderware OPC UA Client Basic Configuration

Important Topics Covered
  • Download and install the OPC UA Client
  • Configure and deploy the OPC UA Client
  • Usage of the OPC UA Client from the ArchestrA objects
  • Usage from the InTouch Graphics

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Do you have any of these problems with your machines?

  • Need machine information to be more accessible to operations?
  • Need to give plant floor operators better tools to run the machines?
  • Need to shorten troubleshoot problems, & optimize how each machine is running?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

InTouch Machine Edition – Online/Offline training

A series of 30 minute online seminars  focused on the features and capabilities InTouch Machine Edition are now available. Included in this training: product positioning, advantages and features, and an overview of the integration with Wonderware System Platform.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Save The Dates: Embedded HMI Webinar Series

Schneider Electric hosts a series of one-hour webinars focusing on timely and relevant HMI embedded topics to help you make your machines more intelligent, Improve Manufacturing Performance. Each webinar is moderated, allows you to ask questions of the presenter. So take an hour out of your day at home or the office and listen live by web and phone (last Wednesday of every month 8AM PST). Keep yourself and your staff up to date in a constantly changing industry. Tune In!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

New Embedded HMI Software for smarter machines- FREE Download

What is it? The Wonderware HMI for machines

Wonderware® InTouch® Machine Edition enables OEMs, Panel Builders, and End Users to quickly create intuitive, secure, and highly maintainable HMI applications for intelligent machines and on a variety of low level devices using embedded operating systems.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

[Infographic] The Impact of Human Error: 42% of abnormal situations in industrial systems

Does that number make you worried?
Do you have increased Levels of Automation and the Unintended Consequences in your industrial system?
According to a recent white paper, “human errors, or mistakes, account for 42% of abnormal situations in industrial systems. These abnormal situations have a direct correlation to economic losses and safety concerns. You can learn more on this topic by downloading a FREE copy of the white paper: “Situational Awareness, The Next Leap in Industrial Human Machine Interface Design”.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

[Infographic] The Evolution Of The Industrial Operator Interfaces

  • Does your industrial operation have Greater Volumes of Data and the Increased Operator Load?Or  Increased Levels of Automation and the Unintended Consequences?
  • Do you have staffing issues in your industrial operations?
  • Do you want to give the operators on the plant floor better tools to run the plant?

Thursday, April 3, 2014

InTouch Access Anywhere Software Wins Plant Engineering 2013 Product of the Year Award

Wonderware InTouch Access Anywhere Software Wins Plant Engineering 2013 Product of the Year Award Solution provides users real-time plant data visualization from any device, anytime and anywhere

Thursday, March 13, 2014

New Wonderware Language Assistant Details

New InTouch Language Assistant- Great for OEMs, System Integrators, Global Customers
And Check out the Demo Video on Wonderware HMI SCADA YouTube Channel!

A guest blog by Gary Nelson, Product Marketing Manager –  Supervisory/HMI

The Wonderware Language Assistant is an Excel Add-in that improves the management and accuracy of off-line HMI language translation and accelerates the execution and delivery of projects using the Runtime Language Switching capabilities in Wonderware InTouch. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Trend Usage For Improved Situational Awareness In Your Operations

In this video, John  Krajewsky, Product Director, HMI/SCADA, offers a short introduction to modern usage techniques for real time trends to improve operator Situational Awareness. He is also exploring the new Trend Pen graphic element that was added in InTouch 2014.