Software & IT

Automation solutions at RSTechED '08

11 September, 2008

Rockwell Automation recently held the 9th annual RSTechED event, providing attendees with a valuable educational forum and business networking opportunity.


LabVIEW development platform

05 September, 2008 | Supplied by: National Instruments Aust Pty Ltd

LabVIEW 8.6 expands on the built-in multithreading technology of the LabVIEW platform, offering higher performance through multicore-optimised features, which can help engineers process increasing amounts of measurement data to meet advanced control application challenges and increase test system throughput.


OPC unified architecture explained

05 September, 2008

International independent training organisation OPC Training Institute (OPCTI) will, on 16 September, address the impact of the OPC Foundation's OPC Unified Architecture (UA) specification on the worldwide manufacturing industry.


Siemens acquires innotec

03 September, 2008

With the acquisition of German company innotec, Siemens will now be able to offer clients an inegrated software solution covering plant planning, production and modernisation.


Hydro Tasmania extends access to critical data

21 August, 2008 | Supplied by: Matrikon Asia-Pacific

Hydro Tasmania plays a significant part in keeping Tasmania clean. As Australia’s leading renewable energy business, it contributes 50% of the country’s electricity from renewable energy sources. Hydro Tasmania generates approximately 10,000 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity annually through 28 power stations, numerous lakes and over 50 large dams.


Digitise work processes with industrial workflow execution

20 August, 2008 | Supplied by: GE Intelligent Platforms

Industrial workflow digitises and streamlines your production — from your work instructions and SOPs to corrective action and HACCP monitoring. You can integrate your business and production processes across systems and departments for reliable, repeatable process execution.


MES software

05 August, 2008 | Supplied by: Citect Pty Ltd

Schneider/Citect has released Version 4.0 of their MES software, Ampla. The latest release features the Inventory module which has been built on the ISA-95 standard to assist mining companies to increase production efficiencies and return greater profits.


Sedas data acquisition system

05 August, 2008 | Supplied by: Savant Technologies

Sedas is a data capture and analysis system that can either be delivered with set functionality, or as a system that can be fully configured by the end user.


Global asset sustainability — the key to a greener organisation

02 August, 2008 by James Brackenrig* | Supplied by: Infor Global Solutions (ANZ) Pty Ltd

Science, business and government organisations are starting to support the fact that reducing greenhouse gas is an inevitable and integral component of doing business. Environmental awareness, particularly as related to excess greenhouse gases, has seen a surge of visibility from the international and domestic business communities. Thus, businesses worldwide are turning their focus to increased environmental awareness through reduction of resource consumption, particularly of fossil fuels, which is the leading cause of excess greenhouse gases.


GE Fanuc manufacturing intelligence application

08 July, 2008 | Supplied by: GE Intelligent Platforms Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has announced Proficy Real-Time Information Portal 3.0, designed to allow users to gain business insight from plant data in real time. It enables real-time decision support, continuous process improvement and enhances the return on current and future IT investments.


Process performance software

08 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Honeywell Building Solutions

Honeywell has announced Uniformance Process Studio, a desktop software package that allows plant engineers to more easily analyse process performance. The user-friendly interface includes workflow management applications that enable engineers to build trend graphs and graphics with minimal training or manual configuration.


Experion process knowledge system

08 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Honeywell Building Solutions

Honeywell has released an enhanced version of its Experion process knowledge system that allows plant operators to carefully coordinate process control, safety shutdown and fire and gas mitigation steps.


Proficy Tracker 7.5 production tracking software

08 July, 2008 | Supplied by: GE Intelligent Platforms Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has released a new version of its Proficy Tracker software that helps companies realise lean initiatives by managing the execution of orders and the related flow of materials.


Process knowledge system

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Honeywell Building Solutions

Honeywell has released an enhanced version of its Experion process knowledge system that allows plant operators to carefully coordinate process control, safety shutdown and fire and gas mitigation steps.


Realise the benefits of Design, Operate, Maintain thinking today

25 June, 2008 by Christian Klingspoor* | Supplied by: IFS Australia

Design, Operate, Maintain (DOM), the term coined by industry analysts ARC Advisory Group, gives us a vocabulary to talk about some of the key concepts in asset management and in industrial maintenance, repair and operation. Industrial facility designers and those that operate and maintain those facilities need to work together closely if plant efficiency and business profitability are to improve over time.


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