Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ArchestrA Graphics Tips and Tricks Episode 3 – Connectors and Connection Points

This episode of ArchestrA Graphics Tips and Tricks video, produced by John Krajewski, focuses on a new feature that was added in Wonderware InTouch 2014 R2: Connectors and Connection Points. Usage of connectors and connections points will greatly reduce the effort in building and maintaining process graphics with interconnecting lines.

Monday, March 30, 2015

The 100th edition of the Wonderware HMI/SCADA Times is out

Welcome to the 100th edition of The Wonderware HMI/SCADA Times newsletter. 
In this edition of the newsletter, we focus our attention on the value we provide to our OEMs, success stories in that space and several posts covering one of our recent product addition to the Wonderware portfolio, InTouch Machine Edition:

Friday, March 27, 2015

Why OEMs Are Choosing InTouch Machine Edition for Equipment running Microsoft Embedded OS

Machine Builders and  Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) have a wide variety of choices in HMI software to use in designing solutions for customers. InTouch Machine Edition is an excellent option for OEMs using equipment running a Microsoft Embedded operating system for a variety of reasons, including: feature-rich HMI software that has a small footprint, continued support for the operating system, and easy connectivity with built-in drivers and OPC support.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

InTouch Machine Edition HMI Software Communicates with Many Protocols Simultaneously

InTouch Machine Edition is a powerful HMI software that utilizes over 240 protocols to communicate with every major manufacturer of PLCs, controllers, and even barcode and RFID scanners. The popular protocols supported by InTouch Machine Edition HMI allow users to share data between dissimilar networks without requiring any special downloads or additional software. The InTouch Machine Edition software acts as a gateway through which different devices can share and exchange data.
InTouch Machine Edition HMI Software Communicates with Many Protocols Simultaneously

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Download your InTouch Machine Edition HMI Project to a Device

This post focuses on a guide that will assist you in downloading your project files to the target device that will host your InTouch Machine Edition HMI project.

Download your InTouch Machine Edition HMI Project to a Device

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Choosing between InTouch Machine Edition Standard and Compact Runtime for your HMI Application

InTouch Machine Edition is an integrated development environment, which allows you to design, develop, troubleshoot, and maintain HMI applications and deploy them into different platforms/ operating systems. Even though the development environment and the application is the same for any platform, Wonderware InTouch Machine Edition offers different runtime editions suitable for technical and commercial constraints on each platform: InTouch Machin Edition Standard and Compact  runtimes for up to 3000 tags. Here is a quick comparison of these runtime editions in order to help you better chose the version you need.
Choosing between InTouch Machine Edition Standard and Compact Runtime for your HMI Application

Friday, March 20, 2015

Manufacturing Software Future and much more

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Every week, we collect the best blog.wonderware.com and 20+ other HMI/SCADA sources under the Wonderware HMI/SCADA and send them to you so you can take a peek when your week is done and you finally have a little breathing room. Take a look at the sample below.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Wonderware OEM Customer FIRST: Our Mission – Your Success

Why Customer FIRST for OEMs?
The Customer FIRST program is the foundation of our service and support relationship. A Customer FIRST for OEMs agreement provides an assortment of services designed to ensure your machine performance and to reduce the cost of ownership for you and your customers. The program provides convenient access to highly skilled resources to remedy any technical issue that you experience as you adjust, fine tune, and upgrade your software solution. Whether planning a new machine design, optimizing a mature machine or preparing for a major upgrade that can help position you for success in your market, with Customer FIRST for OEMs you choose the program level and options that best meet your business requirements. Consider the following questions as you assess your specific needs:

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wonderware and You - OEMs and VARs

The Wonderware brand has a long history with OEMs to deliver innovative solutions. Over many years, thousands of OEMs across a wide range of industry sectors have registered with the Wonderware OEM Program, and we clearly understand the unique needs of our customers. With those needs in mind, Schneider Electric has designed software to be open, extensible, and extremely scalable.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Success Factors in Yamatake’s growth

Last post covered the Goals, Challenges, Savings,  Results that enabled Yamatake to grow the sales by 50%.Savings for Yamatake Result in Savings for Customers Yamatake’s rapid growth also might be attributed to another of its guiding tenets: to support not only its own assets, but also those of its customers and the community.

With Wonderware software, Yamatake enjoys reduced engineering costs and development time. The Wonderware Graphics Library supplies easy-to-customize, pre-built graphics that enable standardization and repeatability. Engineers can create designs quickly with drag-and-drop simplicity. This means set up and deployment of new systems is as efficient as possible.

Monday, March 16, 2015

VIDEO for OEMs: Learn how to increase sales by 50%

By watching the video below, you will learn how Wonderware software has enabled Yamatake (OEM) to increase sales by 50% over the last four years and adds value through "human-centered automation".

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Wonderware HMI/SCADA Times March 11 edition

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Next-gen Thinking: The Advance of HMI and SCADA Software

This article was written by Phil Couling, Director, Wonderware Software Product Marketing, Schneider Electric and it was featured in the Pulse Spring Edition 2015 of the Automation.com.
A lot more than hairstyles have changed since the ‘80s, when I first started working with SCADA and HMI systems. At that time there were no off-the-shelf SCADA or HMI software products; every project required a big, complex and expensive system based on a mini-computer, such as a DEC PDP or VAX; and each project typically involved modifications and code extensions taken from the last project. Additionally, requirements definition was an extensive, laborious and expensive undertaking, and the results dictated the functionality that would be hard-coded into the system, typically for life.
Most of the technology we take for granted and consider indispensable today wasn’t even being imagined by the majority of people 30 years ago. Smartphones, tablets, the Internet, multi-terabyte hard drives and even full-color flat screen monitors were barely dreams. Think about it: When Windows-based HMI (known as MMI at that time) became a reality in 1987 or so, after PC’s had entered the mainstream and Microsoft Windows had been launched, even a computer mouse was a pretty cool piece of technology! But now HMI has become so indispensable to so many industries that, much like it is tough to recall exactly how we got anything done before the internet, it is tough to recall how manufacturing and industrial companies operated effectively before PC-based HMI and SCADA systems.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wonderware Software Solutions Key Benefits and Capabilities for OEM’s and VARs

The Wonderware brand has a long history with OEMs to deliver innovative solutions. Over many years, thousands of OEMs across a wide range of industry sectors have registered with the Wonderware OEM Program, and we clearly understand the unique needs of our customers. With those needs in mind, Schneider Electric has designed software to be open, extensible, and extremely scalable. With Wonderware software, OEMs have the capability to reduce the time it takes to develop and maintain their solutions. Combining an OEM system with Wonderware software results in an affordable, easy-to-use solution that enhances overall product functionality and flexibility. It provides your end user with an enhanced experience and increased potential for future expansion. Schneider Electric has a multi-tiered program of support and technology sharing designed to support and collaborate with our OEMs and Value Added Resellers (VARs). Wonderware has been used across a wide range of industries – Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Semiconductors, Steel, Water & Wastewater, Material Handling, Packaging and many others. OEMs can also join our Innovation Partner Network as a way to market and showcase their solutions to end users and connect with other Wonderware Partners.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

What are the Wonderware OEM products?

Wonderware OEM products are a comprehensive set of industrial software solutions that assist you on your path to greater business success. All Wonderware software solutions are tightly integrated to help improve your business today, and expand your operations in the future; so you can start small and grow your business at your own pace with peace of mind that Wonderware solutions will grow with you. Schneider Electric has solutions from single machine HMI to full line or plant supervision.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Modernize Your InTouch Application with ArchestrA Graphics

This video developed by our distributor, Wonderware NorCal, in it will show you how to Modernize Your InTouch Application with ArchestrA Graphics.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Diving In Series: Introduction to the Wonderware Historian Client Trend Tool

In this video, our Wonderware North America Consultants, covers the basics of the Historical Client Trend to retrieve and analyze historical data.