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HMIs/SCADA/operator interfaces

Integrated automation solution benefits (02/12/2014)
Article image Control Engineering Europe spoke to Carsten Meier, marketing manager TIA Portal, Siemens AG, Digital Factory Division, to find out what benefits TIA Portal can offer users today, and in the future.
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SCADA solutions offer greater mobility (18/11/2014)
Article image Control Engineering Europe looks at some recent enhancements and additions to offer additional versatility to SCADA and visualisation solutions.
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ARMing OEMs with a solution for changing automation needs (21/01/2014)
Article image The increasing degree of networking in automation calls for a new generation of intelligent, decentralised networked devices. Standardized Computer on Modules with the SMARC specification with ARM SoCs are now enabling this new class of device to be developed efficiently. Martin Unverdorben, product manager, Computer-on-Modules at Kontron, explains.
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SCADA solution offers a more detailed view of textile production 07/05/2013
The process of dying and knitting yarn for textile process has long been machine automated. However, advanced SCADA software has provided an intuitive development environment for robust monitoring and data acquisition applications, making it possible to follow that process through every step – from raw material to finished product. Full Story...

Roll grinding made easy with Ethernet 26/03/2013
A control system is helping machine-tool expert Halifax Numerical Controls (HNC) to achieve success in the competitive market for roll grinders for rubber-coated rollers. Full Story...

Getting tangible value through visualisation 19/09/2012
Ellyn Foltz, managing director, Worldwide Process Manufacturing at Microsoft Corp, discusses the issues of visualising and making the best use of the increasing amounts of data that are being created by industry today. Full Story...

SCADA system supports Cern in its Higgs Boson search 31/07/2012
The Cern Europe Nuclear Research Center in Meyrin in the Swiss Canton of Geneva is home to the world’s biggest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Alongside the control, monitoring and documentation of experiments conducted in the LHC, since 2001 all technical processes at Cern have been monitored and controlled by a SCADA system from the Simatic HMI family: Simatic WinCC Open Architecture (WinCC OA). Full Story...

SCADA solutions for Super Rimiez water treatment plant 10/07/2012
Veolia has selected ARC Informatique PcVue SCADA software to monitor and control services and operations at its Super Rimiez water treatment plant near Nice in France. Key factors in its SCADA choice were performance, ease of use and lower total cost of ownership. Full Story...

Mobile SCADA increases staff efficiency in logistics operation by 15% and cuts support call costs by 60% 21/11/2011
SCHAD, the developer of the EXTEND7000 mobile SCADA system has implemented a mobile solution for BAUR, a German multichannel retailer. Full Story...

SCADA virtualisation – delivering real benefits? 14/11/2011
Virtualisation for SCADA systems brings many benefits such as time and cost savings, greater levels of security and operational efficiency advantages. Tony Chapman from Siemens Industry Automation highlights some of the key areas where SCADA virtualisation can add real value. Full Story...

Speeding up the implementation process 04/10/2011
Mitsubishi Electric and Adroit Technologies have jointly addressed the shortcomings of traditional PLC-SCADA integration tools with a new technology that was first introduced at SPS/IPS/Drives 2010. Full Story...

Utilities - securing the automation network 13/09/2011
CEE looks at how one utility company has ensured security of its SCADA control networks. Full Story...

Auto tuning of PID control loops 06/09/2011
Many PID control loops are still operated manually. CEE looks at an auto tune solution which offers the benefit of having a clear view of the information on a large-screen HMI. Full Story...

An alternative to DCS or PLC/SCADA? 06/09/2011
Traditionally, users have had a choice between a DCS or a PLC/SCADA approach when selecting a control system for use in process control applications. Richard Sturt, Rockwell Automation business development manager, process Industries, believes that Rockwell can offer a solution for users needing elements of both of these approaches. Full Story...

Comprehensive virtualisation solution 06/09/2011
Honeywell has announced the availability of virtualisation support for its Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) for both DCS and SCADA applications which are said to establish the company as the only process industry vendor to offer a comprehensive virtualisation solution. Full Story...

Wessex Water undertakes control system upgrade 31/05/2011
Wessex Water has undertaken a major process control system upgrade to deliver increased reliability and improved operational efficiencies. Full Story...

Smart software offers remote solutions 08/04/2011
Many engineers will have a requirement to monitor and manage field equipment from a central location in a bid to improve operating efficiencies, enhance safety and provide real-time information. CEE reports one possible solution. Full Story...

PC VUE monitors US wind farms 19/11/2010
One of the largest energy providers in North America has chosen PC VUE SCADA system to monitor it’s US-based wind farms which produce 3,600 megawatts of wind power over 35 independent power plants. Full Story...

Trends in HMI 10/08/2010
What are latest trends in HMI? And what should you look for or be aware of, when you browse the market in search for new HMI solutions? Full Story...