• Panel PC 900 multi-touch: The new flagship system from B&R

    Posted on November 12th, 2015


    Fast, fanless and flexible

    By taking advantage of state-of-the-art processors – up to and including Intel® Core™ i7 – the new Panel PC 900 with multi-touch functionality offers the absolute highest level of total computing power. Combining new display sizes with multi-touch operation, B&R’s new flagship system is more versatile than ever, even offering full compatibility with the previous device generation.

    The Panel PC 900 takes full advantage of the state-of-the-art projected capacitive touch screen also used in the Automation Panel widescreen display series. With an edge-to-edge, anti-glare glass surface and high-resolution monitors, maximum functionality and an advanced design have been integrated into a single operator panel. Displays ranging from 15.6″ to 24″ with Full HD resolution ensure that every possible requirement is covered.PPC 900 Read More »
  • Wonderware InTouch Access Anywhere Software Wins Plant Engineering 2013 Product of the Year Award

    Posted on April 17th, 2014

    Solution provides users real-time plant data visualization from any device, anytime and anywhere

    APRIL 03, 2014 HOUSTON, TEXAS – Invensys, a leading supplier of state-of-the-art industrial software, systems and control equipment to the world’s major industries, today announced that its Wonderware® InTouch® Access Anywhere software solution has won a Silver Award in the Productivity and Training category of Plant Engineering magazine’s annual Product of the Year contest.Winners of the contest were selected by the magazine’s readers, comprising engineers from leading global manufacturing organizations who buy, specify and use these products daily. Choices were based on how the products help them do their jobs smarter, safer, more efficiently and more productively. The magazine’s panel of industry experts nominated finalists from hundreds of entries, after which readers selected the winners in nearly 20 plant automation and management categories.

    “The mobility advancements in InTouch Access Anywhere represent the kinds of capabilities that help plant engineers and managers become more efficient and productive,” said Bob Vavra, Plant Engineering editor and content manager. “These capabilities positively impact the ability of producers and processors to address their most pressing operations and business challenges in the automation and management of their plants.”

    Web HMI and Mobile SCADA:  InTouch® Access Anywhere

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  • GO Farther GO Extreme with Active Cellular Controller

    Posted on April 17th, 2014

    Moxa provides Rugged and Compact 3-in-1 Cellular Remote I/O

    Taipei, Taiwan, Jan. 9, 2014— ioPAC 5540 remote I/O are hardy, compact, metal-encased all-in-one RTU controllers that combine a GPRS/HSPA cellular modem, an I/O controller, and a data logger in a single device.

    The ioPAC 5540 supports standalone data logging in a storage space expandable up to 32 GB, and comes with the innovative, patented Active OPC Server software, based on push technology. Users can expect many significant value-added benefits that include reductions in data transmissions, lower hardware costs, and lower deployment and maintenance costsIn addition, with high sampling rates, a prerecorded event buffer, millisecond scale timestamps, and either C/C++ or IEC 61131-3 programming platforms, Moxa ioPAC 5500 RTUs deliver both extreme accuracy and powerful programming tools, giving engineers a strong, efficient platform to support monitoring and analytical processes like identifying anomalous intrusions, or device failures. Designed to work reliably in harsh industrial environments, ioPAC 5500 standalone controllers feature railway-grade ESD and surge protection, wide tolerance for temperatures from -40 to 75°C (-30 to 75°C for HSPA models), and are UL/cUL Class 1 Division 2 and ATEX Zone 2 certified. For network redundancy and communications security, ioPAC 5500 devices come with two 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports that may be trunked into a single uplink, as well as two software-selectable 3-in-1 serial ports. With its targeted hardware and software optimizations, the ioPAC 5500 series provides a comprehensive solution for data acquisition and control applications in harsh environments.

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  • B&R adds HART modules to the X20 I/O series

    Posted on April 17th, 2014


    Data transmission, configuration and diagnostics of field devices

    B&R now includes an analog HART input module and a HART output module in their successful series of X20 communication modules. These new modules are equipped with two inputs and outputs and use real-time Ethernet POWERLINK to transfer HART data supplied by sensors and actuators directly to the controller. To evaluate the data, the controller forwards information via the process bus to maintenance stations with FDT containers, for example B&R Automation Studio, PACTware or FieldCare.


    HART modules in B&R’s X20 series offer reliable protocol support for data transmission, configuration and diagnostics of HART field devices.

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  • PULS does it again: more affordable and more powerful

    Posted on January 17th, 2014
    Oct,  2013.
    The new generation of MiniLine DIN-Rail-Power Supplies from PULS costs up to 30% less than its predecessor while offering even more power without any compromise on quality.
    These single-phase units are designed with 5V, 12V or 24V output and are available in the power range from 15W to 120W. Full output power is available up to an ambient temperature of +60°C. The units are supplied in a robust and easy to fit plastic housing with extra-large screw terminals for safe and easy connection.The particularly compact design, requiring only 22.5mm width for 15W and 30W units, 45mm for 60W and the completely new 72.5mm for 120W, saves a significant amount of space in the control cabinet. The robust electrical, mechanical and thermal design delivers high reliability even in conditions as extreme as +60°C, -40°C or under severe mains network disturbances. Special variants for the assembly of NEC-Class-2 circuits or redundant systems complete the range.PULS new MiniLine generation: low price – high performance.
  • Invensys Jump Starts Annual Software Conference with Release of Wonderware InTouch and System Platform 2014

    Posted on December 27th, 2013

    New out-of-the-box industrial software improves operator awareness, optimizes performance and minimizes disruptions

    Wonderware InTouch 2014 offers superior information presentation and situational awareness, helping to identify and address abnormal situations before they impact operations.
    Wonderware InTouch 2014 offers superior information presentation and situational awareness, helping to identify and address abnormal situations before they impact operations.

    OCTOBER 15, 2013 /HOUSTON, TEXAS – Invensys, a leading supplier of state-of-the-art industrial software, systems and control equipment to the world’s major industries, today welcomed customers, system integrators and partners to its 2013 Software Conference and Tech Support Symposium, being held this week in Dallas, Texas. Themed The Industrial Software Revolution Begins Now, the conference includes presentations and demonstrations of the company’s Avantis®, SimSci® and Wonderware® products and solutions. Sessions will cover topics such as situational awareness visualization, virtualization, mobile solutions, Cloud, EAM, MES, HMI, SCADA, the refining value chain and partner solutions.
    Invensys kicked off the event with the release of its Wonderware InTouch® 2014and Wonderware System Platform 2014 software. Delivering powerful, additional capabilities to its flagship HMI and supervisory offerings, the new software promises to improve operator awareness, optimize performance and minimize disruptions during startup, operation and shutdown.
    “While other HMI providers have been focusing solely on graphics to improve the operator experience, Invensys has been collaborating closely with some of the world’s most recognized industrial companies—large and small—to understand their most pressing challenges and issues, and then devise the most innovative ways to solve them,” said John Krajewski, director of HMI and supervisory product management for Invensys.

  • Moxa’s Next Generation EDS Switch Drives Evolution with Ultra-Robust Performance

    Posted on December 27th, 2013

    Taipei, Taiwan, October 14, 2013 — Moxa, a global provider of innovative industrial Ethernet solutions, recently unveiled a new class of Gigabit Ethernet switches, the EDS E series, for use in large-scale networks to converge field applications in extreme industrial environments. In addition to Level 4 EMS protection, severe shock/vibration resistance, and new thermal fin design that can reduce switch temperatures (5°C or more), the EDS E series has many user-centric features to significantly improve network manageability, and the new hardware designs are engineered to provide an unprecedented level of switch reliability for industrial applications.

    “According to recent market studies (IMS report), the global number of industrial Ethernet nodes at supervisory and control levels are growing at an average rate of 15%. However, the number of field-level nodes is growing at a rate of approximately 36%. If industrial Ethernet technology is increasingly being deployed at remote field locations, industrial Ethernet switch reliability will need to be robust enough to handle harsh field site conditions. The new EDS E series is designed to give industrial operators peace of mind with the utmost protection available against high-voltage electrical transients, severe shock and vibration, and extremely high temperatures,” explained Gary Chang, product manager at Moxa’s Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure Division.

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  • Invensys Operations Management Releases ArchestrA System Platform 2012 and Workflow 2012

    Posted on November 29th, 2011

    Higher performance, tighter application integration and simplified computing environments empower workforces to achieve operational excellence


    Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the manufacturing and infrastructure operations industries, announced the release of its ArchestrA® System Platform 2012 and ArchestrA Workflow 2012 software offerings. ArchestrA System Platform and ArchestrA Workflow provide the core integration and collaboration platform inside of the company’s InFusion® Enterprise Control System and, when used in combination, offer a broad range of automation and information functionality that allows users to empower their people, processes and systems for real-time business optimization.

    Updated ArchestrA System Platform and ArchestrA Workflow from Invensys help unite manufacturing automation and IT applications so they function as one, holistic Enterprise Control System

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