Thursday, December 31, 2015

Machine Edition list of PLC interface protocols

InTouch Machine Edition provides native drivers to more than 240 protocols for PLCs, temperature controllers, motion controllers, bar code/2D/RFID readers, and many other devices. You can use these built-in drivers, developed and maintained by Wonderware / Schneider Electric team or connect to an OPC server. Runtimes include offering for Windows Embedded Standard, Windows Embedded Compact or IoTView.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Trend Cursor Value Machine Edition Application

This Machine Edition HMI Sample Application demonstrates how to display a label at the intersection of the pen with cursor, showing the cursor value for the respective pen.

Alarm Reasons Machine Edition Demo Application

This InTouch Machine Edition HMI Sample Application demonstrates how to prompt the user to select a reason for the alarm, from a pre-defined list of options when acknowledging the alarm.

The instructions to run this application are:

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Ethernet communication - MicroLogix™ PLC to Machine Edition

Below you will find an application created using Wonderware InTouch Machine Edition illustrating Ethernet communication to a MicroLogix™ PLC. Feel free to download the application and use it for ideas for your own projects and as an understanding how the features work within the InTouch Machine Edition Product.

MicroLogix™ is a trade mark of  Rockwell Automation, Inc.

Built-in Recipe Management Interface - InTouch Machine Edition

This sample application demonstrates how to use InTouch Machine Edition RECIPE module to save/retrieve) data to/from files. The data files can be saved (to create new recipes, save as, load and delete) as either in simple text format or in  XML format. The data files saved in XML format can be viewed with browsers such as Internet Explorer or Chrome. The following diagrams shows how the application accesses the data files though the RECIPE modules.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Remembering Dennis Morin, the Wonderware Founder

Visionaries just don’t create great products or companies; sometimes they end up creating a new market. Wonderware® founder, Dennis R. Morin, was one such visionary entrepreneur. He created a whole new market segment within the factory automation industry when he started Wonderware on April 1st 1987, a year after being laid off from Triconex®. [1] 

State Demo for PackML

Below you will find an application developed with InTouch Machine Edition 2014 R2 illustrating the State Demo for PackML. Feel free to download the application and use it for ideas for your own projects and check back here for an updated version that will include many enhancements and OEE screens.

PackML is a SubWorkgroup within the Packaging Workgroup of OMAC.
  • For more information visit thier web site
  • Click here of on the image below to download.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Best Practices for meeting the FDA 21 CFR Part 11 regulations with Wonderware Software

In this blog post I plan to take a look at the FDA 21 CFR Part 11 Regulations (what is it?, term definitions, why do we need it?), and resources available to comply with these requirements using the Wonderware Software.

What is 21 CFR Part 11?

The 21 CFR Part 11 regulations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sets forth the criteria under which the agency considers electronic records and electronic signatures to be trustworthy, reliable, and generally equivalent to paper records and handwritten signatures executed on paper.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Save the Date! Wonderware User Group coming to Orlando, FL October 3-5, 2016!

Mark your calendar for the 2016 Wonderware User Group
We look forward to seeing you and spending a few days of thought leadership and knowledge sharing to empower you to take your operation and organization to the next level of performance.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

What is new InTouch Access Anywhere 2014 R2 SP1?

We are very excited to announce that we have released a new version of the Wonderware InTouch Access Anywhere.
What is InTouch Access Anywhere?
Wonderware® InTouch Access Anywhere is an extension to Wonderware InTouch that provides access to InTouch applications via HTML5-compliant web browsers. Wonderware InTouch Access Anywhere 2014 R2 SP1 is an advanced, web-based application designed to enable users to gain more out of their existing assets and resources and it completes our vision of enabling visualization, collaboration and execution at various levels of the organization with zero client installation and zero maintenance.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Last Call! Controls Engineering Reader’s Choice Award Voting Closes December 21, 2015!

There are just Five days left to vote for Choice Award organized by Controls Engineering.

Our InTouch Panel  PC is one of the many Schneider Electric  finalists.
Here’s why readers should cast their ballot for the Wonderware InTouch Panel  PCs:

Monday, December 14, 2015

Project Localization / Multi-Language Support with InTouch Machine Edition HMI

This post explores the multi language support of InTouch Machine Edition and includes an example that demonstrates how to translate an HMI application to different languages during the runtime.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

InTouch Wins innovation award "etoile du Design" by "Observeur du design 2016”

InTouch honored globally with another award for innovation in the field of industrial design

Wonderware InTouch human machine interface software has won the award "etoile du Design", by "Observeur du design 2016 ", an initiative of the A.P.C.I., the  French Agency for the Promotion of IndustrialCreativity that rewards the best and most innovative projects in the field of industrial design. 
(View screenshot of InTouch HMI with Situational Awareness)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Three different methods for displaying information in a XY Trend using InTouch Machine Edition

This application demonstrates how to display information in a XYTrend using three different methods using the InTouch Machine Edition 2014 R2 (v8.0+Patch1).

 1. Using the Trend Control and Data Source “Database” (in this example, Data.mdb, stored in the application’s directory).