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  • 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.

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    (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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  • Schneider Electric Releases Wonderware Alarm Adviser

    Posted on November 13th, 2015

    New alarm analysis software for industrial applications from Schneider Electric helps analyze the most important SCADA and HMI alarms, eliminate nuisance alarms, and improve operator awareness.

    Lake Forest, CA – April 8, 2015 — Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has released Wonderware® Alarm Adviser to work with industry-leading Wonderware InTouch®, Wonderware System Platform, Vijeo Citect® and ClearSCADA® software products. Based on industry recommended standard alarm management practices, Wonderware Alarm Adviser is an interactive, web-based application for visual analysis of historical alarm data. It provides an instant view of alarm activity for a specified time period, allowing engineers to quickly analyze alarm patterns and identify nuisance alarms that can lead to operator distractions.

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    Alarm Adviser helps reduce nuisance alarms, discover the root cause of an abnormality and detect the most important automation alarms from routine process alarms. Its customizable dashboard provides a range of configurable widgets that allow users to set KPI targets and compare recent and past performance for tracking their improvement over time. The software helps users to filter and examine alarms by priority, time of day, process, alarm category, frequency and plant area to systematically work through and improve each part of the system. It has seamless connectivity to Wonderware InTouch, Wonderware System Platform, Vijeo Citect and ClearSCADA software products.

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  • Reduce Data Management Cost with Moxa’s Efficient 4-in-1 Remote I/O Solution

    Posted on November 13th, 2015

    Brea, California, January 20, 2015—Moxa is pleased to announce the release of an efficient 4-in-1 data acquisition solution, the Moxa ioLogik 2500 series, which integrates I/O functionality, an Ethernet switch, serial/Modbus connectivity, and 32 GB of data logging into a single remote I/O device. With the ioLogik 2500, engineers can enjoy a powerful new tool for reducing overall system cost and complexity, while increasing data acquisition efficiency and accuracy. This integrated 4-in-1 remote I/O solution reduces the required numbers of components and connections, and eliminates the need for extensive rewiring.

    “Because of the challenges customers face when transitioning to a network configuration for which reliability and production efficiency are key requirements, we focused on developing an integrated, more rugged, and easy-to-use device,” said Johnny Wang, product manager of Moxa’s data acquisition division. “With this 4-in-1 remote I/O solution, we’ve reduced system complexity, the amount of space required, as well as installation time. And to address the many challenges customers face, the ioLogik 2500 provides both a wired and wireless remote I/O total solution, just when the market needs this kind of versatility the most.”

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  • Wonderware Historian 2014 R2

    Posted on November 12th, 2015

    01.10.2014.

    historianBuilding on the major improvements of Historian 2014, such as scalability up to 2 million tags and integrated alarm and event history, the new Wonderware Historian 2014 R2 software delivers even better data storage and retrieval performance, higher network bandwidth efficiency and easier management of alarm and event data. Historian 2014 R2 supports system clock independence, enabling data collected on systems using mis-matched system clocks to be easily resolved.

    Additionally, Historian 2014 R2 improves support of statistical data summaries within ArchestrA Graphics- based dashboards. The installation of Historian has also been made more flexible and efficient.

    Product overview:

    Wonderware Historian 2014 R2 is a high-performance process historian, capable of storing huge volumes of data generated from today’s industrial facilities. Historian easily retrieves and securely delivers information to desktop or mobile devices, enabling industrial companies to analyze processes anywhere, at any time.

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  • High performance in a compact design

    Posted on November 12th, 2015

    25.09.2014.

    B&R presents the new ACOPOS P3 three-axis servo drive

    B&R presented the new ACOPOS P3 at the 2015 SPS IPC Drives trade show. With a power density of 6 amps per liter of space, this innovative system is the most efficient servo drive with integrated safety functions available on the market. It also offers unrivaled dynamics and precision, with a sampling time of just 50 µs for the entire controller cascade.

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    Space required reduced by 69%

    The ACOPOS P3 is offered as a 1-, 2- or 3-axis drive and covers a power spectrum ranging from 0.6 to 24 kW, or 1.2 to 48 amps. The housing of the three-axis drive is as small as a conventional one-axis drive, making it possible to reduce the amount of space required in the control cabinet by 69%.