Manufacturing Software

German e-tailer cuts support call costs with mobile SCADA

Schad, developer of the EXTEND7000 mobile SCADA system has implemented a mobile solution for BAUR Versand, one of Germany’s oldest multichannel retailers. BAUR is using EXTEND7000, a mobile SCADA system that allows the monitoring and control of automated processes to be extended to an…

🕘 18/01/2012

Sounding the alarm safely

New alarm management and key performance indicator (KPI) reporting software for process plants and utilities companies has been launched, which provides clear, relevant and prioritised information to plant ­operators, supervisors and managers, enabling them to make better informed decisions…

🕘 22/12/2011

Keeping a check on unapproved automation configuration changes

Undocumented and unapproved changes to automation systems have been identified as contributing factors to a number of process industry incidents and accidents. With the advent of new viruses that affect the interaction of control systems with the process, ensuring that all automation configuration…

🕘 22/12/2011

New HMI suits small to medium firms

Products4Automation has introduced the new Monitouch V8 Series of operator interfaces, extending its range of Ethernet compatible flat panel HMIs available to the UK market. Designed to be simple to use, adaptable and compatible with existing control and process hardware and software, the Monitouch…

🕘 22/12/2011

RFID handhelds can speed up offline data collection

Being able to read and write data to RFID tags using handheld programming units can easily and reliably manage the data available and in some cases dramatically increase the visibility and effectiveness of the process. This is especially true for manual rework stations or at manual delivery and…

🕘 22/12/2011

Unsolicited reporting feature for increased SCADA efficiency

GE Intelligent Platforms has announced the availability of a new upgrade feature for its PACSystems controller platform. The new modules feature DNP 3.0 unsolicited reporting to address speed and efficiency in SCADA applications that employ numerous remote terminal units (RTUs). “When a SCADA…

🕘 22/12/2011

Productivity takes off as subcontractor adopts new software

When AIM, an aerospace component manufacturer, changed its business model from large production runs to intricate batch manufacture, it invested in a series of five-axis CNC machining centres and CAD/CAM software from Open Mind Technologies. The Clevedon-based company has been involved in aerospace…

🕘 22/12/2011

Simplified software solution for application development

GE Intelligent Platforms has announced the release of Proficy Machine Edition 6.5, a universal development environment for HMI, motion, and control applications that all share a single workspace and tool set. Coupled with an efficient, user-friendly structure and standardised user interface…

🕘 22/12/2011

Software eliminates lost machine time

Seiki Systems advanced planning and scheduling with real-time machine tool monitoring software, is enabling the Kenard Engineering Group to deliver precision manufacturing support to OEM companies in the defence, aerospace, communications and oil and gas sectors. Kenard Engineering has a…

🕘 22/12/2011

ERP system takes manufacturing beyond the factory

Solarsoft has announced Tropos 4.0, the latest version of its ERP system for medium-sized process oriented manufacturing businesses. Tropos 4.0 features a number of technological and functional improvements, including true thin client technology delivered across the web, allowing organisations to…

🕘 22/12/2011