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Industrial software

Plant engineering software helps improve interoperability in power system engineering (16/12/2014)
Article image Plant engineering software is helping ENERGOPROJEKT Katowice SA (EPK), a power system engineering specialist, to optimise engineering workflows and offer shorter times to market.
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Integration and automation are key to quality engineering (06/08/2013)
Article image Engineering encompasses an ever-increasing range of data and documentation. Completed and on-going projects normally have a trail of hundreds of documents in varying formats – including hard copies. The process of collecting and incorporating this information can be time-consuming. However, new CAE software can simplify many tasks.
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Integration and automation key to quality engineering (16/07/2013)
Article image Engineering encompasses an ever-increasing range of data and documentation. Completed and on-going projects normally have a trail of hundreds of documents in varying formats – including hard copies. The process of collecting and incorporating this information can be time-consuming. However, new CAE software can simplify many tasks.
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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...

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...

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...

Availability in the cloud 18/08/2011
Mike Lees, business manager for Hardware PT, explores whether cloud computing can truly be transferred from the world of corporate IT to the shop floor. Full Story...

A fresh approach to data management and transfer 09/08/2011
Chris Evans of Mitsubishi Electric says that Stuxnet has given us a wakeup call. A fresh approach is required as to how data is transferred and managed within all industrial control systems. Full Story...

Invensys Operations Management selected as Microsoft Industry Partner of the Year 12/07/2011
Invensys Operations Management has been named Microsoft Global Enterprise Partner of the Year in the category Alliance ISV Industry, recognising its innovations in using Microsoft-based solutions to help its manufacturing and infrastructure management customers achieve operational excellence. Full Story...

MES: the next generation? 21/06/2011
The terminology of MES 2.0 for a new generation of Manufacturing Execution Systems is not a new one. Bas Broers, technical lead, Manufacturing Execution Systems at Honeywell Process Solutions, explains how MES solutions have matured to a level that makes them incomparable to system offerings of just a few years ago. Full Story...

Portal to a simpler engineering environment? 08/04/2011
Suzanne Gill reports on the launch of a new software engineering framework from Siemens, the TIA portal, which promises a single engineering environment to help industry better support the need for more agile production methods. Full Story...

Frost and Sullivan forecasts growth in MES market 04/05/2010
Rising competition among end users is driving growth in the European MES (Manufacturing Execution System) market, according to a recent report by Frost and Sullivan. The market analysis firm says end users from both process and discrete industries are going to invest in MES to boost productivity. Full Story...

Siemens purchases innotec 05/09/2008
Siemens has agreed to acquire innotec of Schwelm, Germany, a vendor of digital engineering software and services for the process industry. Siemens said the acquisition will boost its standing in software markets for process industries. Full Story...

Siemens expands product offering with UGS acquisition 29/01/2007
Siemens Automation and Drives has made a definitive agreement to acquire a provider of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software and services, in a bid to expand its industrial software portfolio. Full Story...