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.