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  • Wonderware Day

    Posted on November 24th, 2016

    Wonderware Day will be held on December 6th 2016 at ACE’s headquarters.

  • Wonderware InTouch Machine Edition 2014 R2

    Posted on January 20th, 2016

    Wonderware InTouch Machine Edition 2014 R2

    Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy and process management, has released an updated version of Wonderware® InTouch Machine Edition software – a fully featured HMI software optimized for mobile and embedded operating systems and now with support for Linux and VxWorks operating systems.

    Intouch Machine EditionProduct overview:

    InTouch Machine Edition offers all the tools you need for a robust HMI with a small footprint that makes it perfect for use with functional specific devices such as:

    • Small panel PCs
    • Smartphones
    • HMI Panels
    • Devices using Windows Embedded Standard and Windows Embedded Compact (formerly known as Windows CE) operating systems
    • NEW: Devices using Linux and VxWorks operating systems (new IoTView runtime edition)

     

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  • Moxa to Introduce 8/16-port Redundant Modbus Gateways

    Posted on January 20th, 2016

    Brea, California, September 24, 2015—Moxa is pleased to announce the release of the MGate MB3660MGate_MB3660 series of high density Modbus gateways that convert between the Modbus TCP and Modbus RTU/ASCII protocols. The gateways can be accessed by up to 256 TCP master/client devices, or connect to 128 TCP slave/server devices simultaneously without decreasing performance. Each serial port can be connected with up to 31 serial devices. In addition, the MGate MB3660 gateways are designed with dual Ethernet interfaces and dual power modules for addressing redundancy concerns. This strong collection of benefits make the MGate MB3660 gateways a perfect fit for power monitoring, environmental monitoring, and data center infrastructure management (DCIM) in large-scale industrial applications.

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  • Record-Breaking 24V/10A Power Supply: 95.2% Efficiency, Only 39mm Wide

    Posted on January 20th, 2016
    DIMENSION CP10.241

    Nov,  2014
    When it comes to both efficiency and size, the new 24V/10A DIN-Rail power supply called CP10 is setting new records. In its field it is raising the bar ever higher using latest power supply technology and sophisticated thermal design. This is the first time ever that a DIN-Rail power supply in this power level, single-phase global input and active PFC has achieved an efficiency of 95.2%. This unprecedented low level of heat generation made a reduction in width by 35% from 60mm to 39mm possible.

    Additionally, all the latest features are included: full performance from -25°C to +60°C without derating, HiccupPLUS sophisticated power management to deliver 20% extra peak power and at the same time protect loads and wiring, active input inrush current limiter for low input inrush current and a DC-OK signal to monitor the output voltage.

  • Wonderware Office Bundle Simplifies Reporting and Analysis

    Posted on November 13th, 2015

    Turnkey solution delivers user-friendly, actionable information for business improvement

    LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Nov. 9, 2015 – The new Wonderware Office Bundle from Schneider Electric Software streamlines the ability to access and interpret operations data, bringing “big data” benefits to a new set of users.  The solution’s easy installation and native connectivity to plant floor and business applications enable management to easily create Key Performance Indicators by visualizing and analyzing data in near real time from a wide array of devices and sources.Wonderware Office Bundle helps plant managers and executives make better informed business decisions using easy, on demand access to Historian data and analytics. It consists of:
    Wonderware SmartGlance

    The foundation of the system is Wonderware Historian. A high capacity  process data historian, it can collect information from any industrial data source to scale from small to enterprise-wide applications. Combining advanced data storage with an industry-standard reporting interface,  Wonderware Office Bundle goes beyond simple process control,  delivering valuable business information to all stakeholders. Moreover, its tight integration with Microsoft Office enables management to use familiar tools to gain deeper insights into operations to identify operations or process improvement opportunities.

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  • The compact S-class controller

    Posted on November 13th, 2015

    16.10.2015.
    New X20 Compact-S controllers available in 5 variants
    B&R presents its new Compact-S family of controllers within the X20 system. The new controllers combine 2 previously conflicting characteristics: They are both powerful and compact. Customers can choose between 5 different variants to get the product that best meets the requirements of the machine – technically and economically.

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    Cycle times between 400 µs and 4 ms
    As standard, the new controllers are equipped with USB, POWERLINK and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and are fully compatible with all other X20 controllers. The most powerful version of the Compact S-controllers achieves cycle times down to 400 µs and has 256 MB of RAM and 2 GB of internal flash memory.

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  • Wonderware InTouch Software Wins 2015 UX Design Award

    Posted on November 13th, 2015

    Expert jurists cite remarkable ease of use, clarity and fault tolerance in bestowing global honor

    LAKE FOREST, CALIF. – September 22, 2015 – Schneider Electric Software, a global leader in industry software and part of Schneider Electric, today announced its Wonderware InTouch human machine interface software has won a 2015 UX Design award. The award honors outstanding design and user orientation in products, digital solutions and services, part of an annual competition managed by the International Design Center of Berlin and presented at the IFA Consumer Electronics Show in Berlin the week of September 7.

    HMI

    (View screenshot of InTouch HMI with Situational Awareness)

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  • Moxa’s New Generation AWK-A Series Defends Your Networks with Robust Reliability

    Posted on November 13th, 2015

    Brea, California, July 1, 2015—Moxa, a global provider of innovative industrial wireless solutions, recently unveiled a new class of WLAN devices, the AWK-A series, which ensure reliable wireless connectivity with stronger and smarter protection. Not only does the AWK-A series provide a stronger Dual Isolation design protecting power inputs and antenna ports from interference such as ESD and inrush current, the products also feature Moxa’s exclusive AeroLink Protection technology, which uses a smarter failover method to protect your wireless connections.

    Although wireless networks provide many benefits—including cost savings, flexibility, scalability, and making network expansion and restructuring easy—network reliability under harsh and complex environments remains a major obstacle to operators adopting wireless solutions for mission-critical applications. According to Moxa Product Manager Jeffrey Ke, “Industrial environments have many hidden threats that can damage your wireless devices. Operators need a wireless device that can provide stronger protection to minimize the possibility of device failure. Furthermore, once device failure or frequent interruptions take place, the wireless device must be able to provide seamless failover. Our new generation AWK-A series is designed to fulfill this demand and overcome environmental obstacles to provide the most reliable wireless connectivity available.”

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