Process control systems

The advantages of small form factor HMI

15 May, 2008 by Hector Lin* | Supplied by: Advantech Australia Pty Ltd

As embedded computers have become ubiquitous, so too the need for human machine interfaces has grown. Now small form factor HMIs appear headed for inclusion in nearly every part of human existence.

Analysing alarm and trend data: from insight to action

15 May, 2008 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric Eco Building

In the complex and demanding environment that most SCADA system users operate in, real insight comes from asking and answering the right questions.

GE Fanuc to resell iPower

29 April, 2008

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has reached an agreement with Catapult Software to globally resell its iPower product as a standard Proficy HMI/SCADA-iFIX option.

HMI / SCADA software wins Product Innovation Award

18 March, 2008

InduSoft Web Studio HMI/SCADA software has been awarded the 2007 European Product Innovation Award for emerging products and technologies.

15" TFT operator interface panel

21 January, 2008 | Supplied by:

Red Lion's latest addition to the G3 series of operator interfaces is the G315C touchscreen. The G315C offers a 15" TFT active matrix 32K colour XVGA 1024 x 768 pixel LCD and a 10-button keypad for on-screen menus.

WA gas plant online by 2010

14 January, 2008

Woodside’s Pluto liquefied natural gas (LNG) project near Karratha, WA, is on schedule to commence production in 2010 after sealing a contract with Honeywell to provide its integrated control system.

Human management interface

17 December, 2007 | Supplied by: FA Controls Sdn Bhd

The PV series from MyTek is an HMI equipped for various applications. Display sizes from 3.7 to 12.1" are available, and it can be used with most popular programmable logic controllers, inverters, temperature controller etc. With a rugged plastic housing and IP65-rated front panel, the PV series can be used in most harsh environments. The hardware features include a built-in ethernet port, a USB port, a serial interface, a parallel interface, a CF slot, real-time clock and an optional Profibus extension port. The HMI comes with a touch or keypad type screen and consists of a 32 bit RISC processor with the option of a CCFL backlight/LED backlight/Colour TFT LCD screen.

Industrial controllers with enhanced communications

17 October, 2007 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

Enhancements to the Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1100 family of industrial controllers from Rockwell Automation provide users with increased speed, power and communication capabilities. The Series B MicroLogix 1100 and MicroLogix 1100 DWD controllers deliver improved control and communications in one compact system.

15" TFT operator interface panel

19 September, 2007 | Supplied by:

Red Lion's latest addition to the G3 series of operator interfaces is the G315C touch screen. The G315C offers a large 15" TFT active matrix 32K colour XVGA 1024 x 768 pixel LCD and a 10-button keypad for on-screen menus.

Web technology makes automation solutions easy

18 June, 2007 | Supplied by: Triarm Pty Ltd

The crucial benefit of basing control and monitoring on web technology is that an HMI application for an automation device only has to be edited once. It can then be called from all Windows PCs, PDAs and Saia Web panels. This saves duplication of expenditure and, with that, a lot of time.

Wireless technology improving plant performance

17 April, 2007 by Sylvia Aitken, Editor

For consumers 'wireless technology' conjures up images of iPods, Blackberrys, cell phones, television remotes and internet Wi-Fi connections

Touch screen HMIs

17 April, 2007 | Supplied by:

The Delta Electronics DOP-A and AE series HMIs are now available from Mechtric electric and mechanical engineering products. The DOP series are available in a wide range of screen types and sizes ranging from 3.8" blue screen to 10" 64K colour screen.

Water telemetry solutions for Australia

13 April, 2007

MetaSphere telemetry systems will be marketed in the Australasian region following an agreement with LogicaCMG.

Industrial telemetry

21 March, 2007 by Gerald Musy, Journalist

"If you can't measure it, you can't control it." Since the beginning of civilisation we have been measuring physical properties and features such as distances, speed, temperature, pressure etc

Compact operator terminal

15 November, 2006 | Supplied by: Mitsubishi Electric Australia

The Mitsubishi Electric GT1155-QSBD is a 256-colours compact graphic operation terminal for controlling factory-automated machinery.

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