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Industrial software

Expanded simulation platform improves quality and productivity (20/11/2014)
Article image With Version 8.1, Siemens has expanded its Simit simulation platform to include the virtual commissioning of automation solutions. New functions and wizards are said to increase flexibility and reduce simulation design efforts. 
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Mobile reporting software supports wearable technology (20/11/2014)
Schneider Electric has released Wonderware SmartGlance 2014 R2 mobile reporting software which includes new features that are said to simplify monitoring, visualising and analysing real-time plant and industrial process data via mobile devices easy.
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Device management wizard offers centralised management (14/10/2014)
Article image Yokogawa Electric Corporation’s new FieldMate Device Management Wizard R3.01 offers a versatile software program for configuring, adjusting and managing a variety of field devices used in factories and other production sites.
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Unified supply chain management software for hydrocarbon industry 23/09/2014
Schneider Electric has introduced a unified supply chain management solution for the hydrocarbon processing industry. Full Story...

Taking kinematics to the next level 10/06/2014
TwinCAT Kinematic Transformation, from Beckhoff, is said to enable machine manufacturers and users to control robots and their own complex kinematic constructions directly from within the TwinCAT software platform.  Full Story...

More intuitive plant resource manager 03/06/2014
Plant Resource Manager (PRM) is a software package, from Yokogawa Electric Corporation, that is capable of centrally managing large amounts of data from plant monitoring and control devices and manufacturing equipment, allowing their status to be monitored and diagnosed online. Full Story...

Design software complies with switchgear standards 22/05/2014
Rittal has released an upgrade to its RPE design software, complemented by the IEC 61439 guide book, which covers aspects of the standard that effect all control panels. Full Story...

Updated process control software shrinks plant testing and commissioning times 11/02/2014
Invensys has unveiled a new version of its SimSci advanced process control software which will be launched in this Spring. We are told that the APC 2014 will enable customers to shorten their plant testing and commissioning schedules and improve plant operations and personnel performance. Full Story...

Online simulator promises greater plant optimisation 04/02/2014
Yokogawa Electric Corporation will shortly begin offering new solutions for optimising plant operations in the oil & gas, petrochemical, and other industries, as part of Yokogawa’s VigilantPlant Services suite, to support safe, stable, and highly efficient plant operations. The technology underlying these solutions is the company’s newly developed MIRROR PLANT online simulator. Full Story...

Condition monitoring software extends to driven assets 01/10/2013
GE's Measurement & Control division has launched Bently Nevada ADAPT (Advanced Distributed Architecture Platform Technology) 3701. Previously a condition monitoring solution developed solely for wind turbines, ADAPT now supports a range of OEM turbines and associated driven assets in several applications, including aero derivatives, through the new 3701 series. Full Story...

Eplan advances 03/12/2012
Eplan has launched the new 2.2 version of its Eplan engineering design software which incorporates numerous functional extensions and new modules, for example for field cabling. One feature is a data package, developed by Festo specially for EPLAN users and this includes over 2,000 smart device macros. Full Story...

Extending virtualisation to the control layer 14/11/2012
Invensys Operations Management has announced an interesting extension of its virtualisation technology offerings. Full Story...

Simplifying the creation of digital power supplies 02/11/2012
Visual Solutions Incorporated (VSI) has announced the availability of VisSim/Digital Power Designer, a new block set for simulation and auto code generation of digital power supplies. Full Story...

Increasing safety and compliance through effective change management 14/08/2012
Honeywell has introduced the Intelligent Management of Change (iMOC) workflow process management application. Full Story...

Improved FPGA design productivity for LabVIEW 07/08/2012
National Instruments has introduced the LabVIEW FPGA (field programmable gate array) IP Builder add-on, which uses Xilinx Vivado high-level synthesis technology to simplify high-performance field-programmable gate array (FPGA) algorithm design. Full Story...

Enterprise-wide process software solution 15/05/2012
Honeywell has launched Intuition Executive as the flagship product of its new Intuition software portfolio. It is said to offer enterprise-wide information management, decision support and collaboration tools to help achieve operational excellence. Full Story...

Changes in the network security landscape 17/04/2012
Security requirements for industrial Ethernet networks are quickly migrating from Enterprise networks to process control and other industrial environments.  Read more... Full Story...

Boosting production efficiency and reducing errors in ammonia production 12/12/2011
Five of EuroChem’s ammonia production units in Russia are to be fitted with Honeywell Process Solutions’ UniSim Operator Training Simulation (OTS) solution. 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...

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...

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...



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