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.