The Allen Bradley OPC Server from MatrikonOPC enables OPC access to PLC5, SLC500, Micrologix and ControlLogix PLCs.
PharmaSuite v5.2 system (MES) is designed to help manufacturers execute electronic batch records in new and more efficient ways.
The UA Proxy has been designed to make it easy to take advantage of OPC Unified Architecture (UA), while continuing to use an existing OPC classic architecture.
With OPC Server for WITS, end users gain direct access to WITS data via any OPC-enabled application, making it easier to share and work with key data on site and with the rest of the enterprise.
The updated OPC server for Allen-Bradley expands the range of supported Allen-Bradley devices, improves performance and simplifies configuration.
Invensys Operations Management has updated its Wonderware MES software adding quality management.
MatrikonOPC has expanded the functionality of its OPC Server for Allen-Bradley by adding the support for Rockwell’s EN2T communication card, bit writes and revamped graphical user interface.
Using electronic work instructions to improve changeover processes paves the way for manufacturers to recover valuable production time, accelerate margin and control product quality.
The CitectHistorian V4.30 and Vijeo Historian V4.30 are now compatible with the latest Microsoft technology platforms, helping boost overall performance and responsiveness of the system.
MathWorks has announced a major update of its OPC Toolbox product, offering support for the OPC Foundation Historical Data Access (HDA) standard. MATLAB users in the power, utility, chemical, oil and gas industries can now access and visualise historical process data from an OPC HDA server, identify trends and perform root cause analysis to help continually improve their operations.
Schneider Electric is the first vendor in Australia to achieve the Certificate of Competency with the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA).
GE Intelligent Platforms has announced the availability of the latest version of Proficy Troubleshooter and Proficy Cause+ Version 5.0. The solution enables an intelligent form of causal analysis, proactive alarming and decision support so users can react faster and correct issues before a problem occurs.
Offline analysis of historical process data is an integral part of process optimisation and production tracking. OPC helps maximise the return on process history investments by providing a standardised mechanism for collection of real-time process data and by enabling scalable multivendor and distributed historical analysis solutions.
Several enhancements to the Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) help process manufacturers more easily and cost-effectively manage their automation and control systems. Experion R400 includes advancements that lower the cost of open system ownership, with features such as an extended support life, flexible, direct on-process migration paths, virtualisation and easier installation and migration. These elements are intended to allow industrial facilities to focus on leveraging open systems benefits to improve business instead of managing the challenges with systems themselves.
Invensys Operations Management has released Wonderware Information Server version 4.0 software for web-based graphical visualisation, reporting and analysis of real-time plant operations data, designed to help drive productivity improvements across organisations. The version features: support for ArchestrA graphics, critical for those using the company’s Wonderware systems platform and InTouch HMI products; enhanced operating system support; and improved web-based graphics built on Microsoft Silverlight technology.