Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Vote now: Controls Engineering Reader’s Choice Award 2017

Vote InTouch Machine Edition for the Best HMI Software in the Engineer’s Choice Awards

There are just two weeks left to vote for the Choice Award organized by Controls Engineering.

Our Wonderware InTouch Machined Edition is one of the many Schneider Electric finalists.

Here’s why readers should cast their ballot for the Wonderware InTouch Machine Edition:

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Schneider Electric gets involved in the Internet of Things (IoT) Chair

Schneider Electric, recently announced that it became the founding partner of the Internet of Things (IoT) Chair, launched by ESCP Europe at the start of the academic year 2016-2017. The Chair is dedicated to supporting students, companies and research professors in investigating and researching business and management issues related to digitization and the development of connected devices.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Delivering Closed Loop Business Operations Leveraging Industrial IoT

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December 13, 2016  9AM CST


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Machine Performance, OEE and IIoT Connectivity Made Easy

This enewsletter was fist sent by Automation World on November 1st, 2016:

November 1, 2016
Machine Performance, OEE and IIoT Connectivity Made Easy
Seminar Series: Implementing Machine Safety
Join us for a presentation on the Innovation Stage at PACK EXPO to learn how to implement OMAC PackML, achieve powerful OEE functionality without having to rip and replace your existing PLC automation infrastructure. Plus learn easy cost effective ways to connect your IoT devices.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Retrieve Weather Information from third-party Web Service using InTouch Machine Edition

The following example demonstrates how to connect to a public web service, retrieve weather information in XML format and display the current information (e.g.: temperature, humidity, etc) from a given location on the screen.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Wonderware Prometheus - World's First Multi-Vendor Configuration Tool

Centralized configuration and management delivers re-use, standardization and transparency to maximize asset performance

Wonderware Prometheus is a brand new offering from Schneider Electric Software. Prometheus is the industry’s first universal configuration solution for defining, programming and documenting all components in an industrial control system, from the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to the I/O. It introduces a high level open programming environment that automates complex configuration tasks and enables the configuration of control components, regardless of type or brand.

 Wonderware Prometheus

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Wonderware LIVE! 2016 - Highlights from Day 1 and 2

The first two days of Wonderware user conference in Orlando saw a lot of activity around new product and service announcements as well as discussions about industry in general and emerging technology trends. Executives at the conference unveiled Schneider Electric's Software vision for its HMI/Supervisory, Information and Analytics, and Operations and Assets products.

Following are the highlights from Day 1 and 2:

Friday, September 30, 2016

A revolution long overdue

Remember 1987? For the first time we met Homer Simpson and his madcap family and U2 had just reached superstar status blitzing the charts with their smash hit

With or Without You. The most memorable day though had to be Monday the 19th day of October, the largest one-day stock market crash in history. In one day Wall Street plummeted 508 points, $500 billion vanishing from its value. For millions of people around the world Black Monday defined their 1987. 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

AutoSave for System Platform v3.01: August 2016 Update

Advanced change management and support for larger Galaxies

We are pleased to announce the release of AutoSave for System Platform v3.01 – a third-party endorsed software product built by MDT Software. This new release includes several important feature enhancements.

So, what’s new in AutoSave for System Platform v3.01? Let’s take a quick look:

Friday, August 19, 2016

Leveraging the Industrial Internet of Things to Drive Business Value

The true impact of IIoT is finding meaningful business context for your industrial data, and delivering actionable information for the business. Our 4-point approach to closing the loop can improve the efficiency of your People, Assets and Operations. Read this and many articles  on IIoT on this newsletter by Automation Wolrd: Leveraging the Industrial Internet of Things to Drive Business Value 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

InTouch Access Anywhere (ITAA) 2014 R2 SP1b released

We are pleased to announce the release of InTouch Access Anywhere 2014 R2 SP1b (Internal Version number v11.1.101).   In this newest service pack we have added several improvements to the InTouch Access Anywhere software:

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

[Infographics] Effective Alarm Management

 Infographics - Alarm Management
A focus on increased volumes of data in SCADA systems without a corresponding focus on proper configuration of associated alarms leads to poorly designed alarm systems, which in turn overwhelm the operator with alarm floods.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

InTouch Machine Edition Tips and Tricks – Machine Builder Template

InTouch Machine Edition has functionality that allows you to build just about any machine builder application. However, not everyone wants to start from scratch. If you want to ship a machine with a complete solution without developing the HMI from scratch, our group has put together a “starter” application for you.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Sneak Preview at the ITMEViewApp System Platform Object

InTouch Machine Edition is a natural extension of the current Wonderware HMI portfolio and the perfect complement for customers who already own Wonderware System Platform or Wonderware Historian. It provides embedded devices, local PC-based HMIs, SCADA systems with unique functionality for connecting automation systems end-to-end.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Situational Awareness Video aims to improve User Experience (UX)

Our SI partner, Wunderlich Malec, has created a reproducible solution that provides a highly effective user experience. Its video covers a combination of Situational Awareness with a methodical approach to modular PLC code that has produced an effective interface.  

Friday, July 22, 2016

Saving data from a CSV to an SQL Relational database using InTouch Machine Edition

This InTouch Machine Edition demo application  allows you to take a CSV file and  export its  data into a SQL Relational Database.  

Friday, July 15, 2016

Register Now for the annual 2016 User Conference

Register now for the annual Wonderware User conference the largest gathering of the global Wonderware community of industrial automation professionals committed to extracting the most from their automation investment and sharing their knowledge with each other.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Wonderware Releases New Set of Operations Integration Servers [Video]

We are pleased to announce the release of 2016 Q2 Operations Integration (OI) Servers. The release is divided up into four different categories - maintenance release of existing OI Servers; conversion of DAServers to OI Servers; new OI Servers and new communication protocols; and two additional announcements related to OI servers licensing and configuration. 

Check out the Video by Alvaro Martinez, the Product Manager for Wonderware Operations Integration Servers, where he explains the new functionalities and capabilities of Wonderware Operations Integration Servers. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Typical use of the InTouch Machine Edition Thin Clients

There have been a few questions that have come up in regards to thin clients, and web connectivity for Wonderware InTouch Machine Edition. I’d like to address four common questions.
What are Thin Clients?
Thin Clients allow users to interact with the graphical interface of the applications (screens) from stations where the runtime components do not need to be installed/stored (product, project/application, nor license). InTouch Machine Edition offers different types of Thin Clients as illustrated in the following picture and described in the following table:

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Welcome to the New Wonderware Website

This summer, Wonderware is transforming more than industrial performance, we’re also transforming our website. After months of development and fine-tuning, we’re excited to announce that the new wonderware.com is now live, featuring industrial news, IIoT topics, Wonderware solutions, industry content and much more.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wonderware Software Helps Pima County Increase Efficiency by 50%. Learn how via a live webinar

Pima County Wastewater Reclamation upgraded their SCADA systems using industry best practices and situational awareness concepts to yield significant operations, maintenance, data integration, and knowledge retention improvement.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

New InTouch Machine Edition Sample Application - Browse Files on Server

I uploaded a new sampleapplication for InTouch Machine Application projects that demonstrates how to display on Thin Clients a custom list of files from a specific directory from the server. This may allow users to quickly reference help or maintenance files, or check product batch ingredients or see reports. There are many ways that a quick method of searching for files on a mobile platform might be useful in your HMI application.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Wastewater SCADA Modernization Boosts Operational Efficiency While Driving Down Cost - Learn how to do the same

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Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016  Time: 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM CDT

In order to more effectively manage and maintain the county’s sanitary sewer system, which includes 3,500 miles of sewer lines stretching across a 420 square mile area, Pima County Wastewater Department implemented Wonderware's unique HMI Situational Awareness framework during a recent SCADA system upgrade. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Alarm Management Best Practices for Safer Plant Operations

Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system alarms are a key tool for managing maintaining safe operations. However, the number of alarms generated can be excessive, overloading controllers and creating a significant safety hazard, making effective alarm management a necessity. 

The definition of alarm management centers around two major components — managing the notifications generated by the SCADA system and developing a program to analyze and continually improve the alarm system. In other words, reducing the number of false alarms and improving the management of real alarms to reduce controller load.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Basics of MQTT-The Messaging Protocol for the Internet of Things

MQTT is a machine-to-machine  (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) open protocol standardized by the OASIS Technical Committee (www.oasis-open.org). The protocol is easy to adopt for a wide variety of IoT devices, platforms, and operating systems. Enterprise cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure expose their IoT PaaS through MQTT. 
This blog post covers the core concepts of MQTT that are necessary for building M2M and IoT applications. It covers the basic terminology, along with a section on integrating MQTT with an IoTView HMI.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

9 Signs Your SCADA Alarm System is Ineffective

Alarms are one of the most critical components of industrial operations and the primary means of alerting the control room operators of abnormal situations. Effective handling of alarms is crucial to the plant’s safety, productivity and profitability; however, many manufacturing facilities do not have a long-term, well-defined alarm management program in place. In most cases the approach remains reactive rather than proactive.

Read the post to learn about the top nine indicators of poorly designed alarm system and ineffective alarm management, and identify the ones that are present in your facility.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The HTML 5 demo of Studio Mobile Access is now live

Studio Mobile Access (SMA) is one of the 3 "Thin Clients" available from InTouch Machine Edition. Mobile Access allows you to securely view information and (optionally) interact with your main project. Based on HTML 5 it can be used on most current tablets, phones and desktops, such as iPads, Android tablets and phones, and Chrome or Safari browsers.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Sneak preview: What’s new in InTouch Machine Edition 2014 R2 (v8.0+Patch3)?

If you were not present at the 2016 SAMC at the Marriott Anaheim,  you missed a lot. My next blog posts are scheduled to covered several new technologies that will be available soon. Since we are about the make available the new InTouch Machine Edition 2014 R2 (V8.0+ Patch 3) I’d like to start with covering its new features:

Monday, May 9, 2016

Choosing between InTouch Machine Edition Full Windows Runtime, Embedded Standard, Embedded Compact, and IoTView 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 offers different runtime editions suitable for technical and commercial constraints on each platform: InTouch Machine Edition Full Runtime, Embedded Standard runtime, Embedded Compact, and IoTView runtime.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Automation Brings Manufacturing Back Home and much more

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