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HMIs/SCADA/operator interfaces

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HMI family gains a 15in model

(07/06/2019)
IDEC Corporation has released the HG5G-V 15in human-machine interface (HMI) touchscreen, the largest model in its High-Performance family. This HMI offers more display real estate so applications can readily show extensive process information with improved aesthetics and visibility.
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Flexible SCADA solution

(24/04/2019)
Yokogawa has introduced FAST/TOOLS R10.04 – the latest version of its real-time operations management and visualisation software – An OpreX control and safety system solution with enhanced capabilities for seamless system integration.
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Software solution to quantify and improve plant productivity

(23/07/2018)
Pro.Lean software, from Products 4 Automation (P4A), is designed to measure real-time productivity through key performance indicators (KPIs) and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). By flagging underproductive areas it can help boost plant performance in real-time, track success and plan for future improvements.


Archive

  1. 12/03/2018 Touch screen HMI range expands

    B&R has expanded its Power Panel T50 HMI series with two new sizes which means there are now five different sizes to choose from, with diagonals ranging from 5 to 15.6in.

  2. 27/02/2017 HMI workstations aim to optimise productivity and increase plant safety

    Eaton has expanded its range of MTL GECMA HMI workstations, introducing two new products – a Thin Client (TC) and Personal Computer (PC) version.

  3. 10/01/2017 Handheld HMI controls equipment while it’s on the move

    Delta Electronics has introduced the DOP-H HMI, a portable handheld interface which enables operators to move machines or robots around while still monitoring and controlling the process and interacting with it in real time.

  4. 21/09/2016 Making PLCs transparent through HMIs

    The latest version of Panasonic’s HMWin programming software supports a transparent communication mode for its PLCs.

  5. 23/08/2016 Flush-mount HMI enables machine builders to promote their brand identity

    With the latest addition to the GOT2000 family of HMIs, Mitsubishi Electric has introduced a new style of operator interface. The open-frame, back mounting design enables machine builders to reinforce their own brand identity.

  6. 17/05/2016 Thin client HMI solution to meet Industry 4.0 challenges

    The smart thin client solution, VisuNet RM GXP with new RM Shell 4.1.VisuNet GXP with RM Shell 4.1 was introduced by Pepperl+Fuchs at Hannover Fair, to demonstrate smart solutions for applications in Zone 1 and 21.

  7. 15/04/2016 SCADA benefits from greater efficiency and openness

    Version 7.4 of Siemens Simatic WinCC SCADA software focusses on greater efficiency and openness and can also be used with Windows 10 Professional and Enterprise. 

  8. 15/03/2016 Control software bundle promises ergonomic engineering

    COPA-DATA has updated its family of software products with the introduction of zenon 7.50, zenon Analyzer 3 and zenon Logic 9. Numerous new features and improvements are designed to simplify project configuration and ensure robust runtimes.

  9. 15/03/2016 Compact HMI can act as an automation gateway

    Mitsubishi Electric has added a new model to its range of HMIs which is said to act as a gateway device to an entire automation system – including devices such as PLCs, servo drives, frequency inverters and robots.

  10. 26/01/2016 HMI supports up to four communication protocols simultaneously

    IDEC Corporation has introduced the 5.7in enhanced HMI which is able to communicate with a variety of different PLCs and controllers.

  11. 30/11/2015 Mobile tablet designed for extreme environments

    Kontron has launched the 10in Endurance Tablet, the first in its range of mobile tablets.

  12. 24/08/2015 Compact HMI with advanced functionality

    Mitsubishi Electric has added a new, compact, colour HMI to its GOT2000 range, offering improved visualisation and enhanced functionality. 

  13. 28/04/2015 Delivering device information across the cloud

    Advantech’s Industrial Automation Group has developed HMI/SCADA software with a HTML5 based Business Intelligence Dashboard. 

  14. 14/04/2015 SCADA solution monitors geographically distributed assets

    The latest release of PcVue SCADA solution, 11.1, created by ARC Informatique, is said to include a variety of innovative features.

  15. 10/03/2015 SCADA solution offers new functionality

    Version 6 of Panorama E2 HMI SCADA information system, from Codra, includes over 100 improvements and new functions.  

  16. 14/10/2014 Smart data and increased usability from reporting and analysis software

    COPA-DATA has introduced zenon Analyzer 2.20 which is said to offer enhanced evaluation possibilities through the ability to connect to third-party databases, comprehensive presentation and display possibilities, as well as improvements in usability.

  17. 19/08/2014 Enhanced SCADA system streamlines oil and gas operations

    The new OpenEnterprise release from Emerson is said to offer ease-of-use and expanded device connectivity for communication protocols. User-friendly tools in OpenEnterprise v3 alleviate the pain of operating and managing large installations of RTUs and flow computers.

  18. 02/04/2014 Single-touch 4:3 format panels

    In addition to widescreen panels, B&R is now able to offer second generation Automation Panel displays in conventional 4:3 format with single-touch operation, offering compatibility with existing systems without needing to sacrifice modern features such as LED backlighting.

  19. 17/02/2014 Automation software with ‘ergonomic’ features

    COPA-DATA is introducing version 7.11 of its zenon automation software, which promises improvements in the ergonomic interaction and control, in lot-based production and process control, as well as in the energy industry.

  20. 11/02/2014 Fast, fanless and flexible HMI with multi-touch

    Taking advantage of state-of-the-art processors, the new Panel PC 900 with multi-touch functionality, from B&R Industrial Automation, promises a  high level of computing power and is backwards compatible with the previous device generation.