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