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Industrial software

Time-saving control cabinet wiring app (03/05/2017)
Article image EPLAN has introduced a new Smart Wiring Application alongside the release of EPLAN Version 2.6. The app visualises the control cabinet wiring and provides the necessary production data digitally which eliminates the need to work from schematic diagrams when wiring control panels.
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Gaining a 360° view of line performance (13/03/2017)
Article image To support global food manufacturers in meeting the documentation and active managerial control requirements of the Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA) when exporting products to the US, Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection has launched the enhanced ProdX 2.0 data management software system.
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Simulation solution transforms product development tasks (06/03/2017)
An engineering simulation software solution from ANSYS can be used across the entire product lifecycle. ANSYS 18 is said expand the boundaries of simulation upfront in the development process to digital exploration as well as downstream with digital twins, expanding simulation to the operations and maintenance of products.
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Control software for automated palletising applications 24/01/2017
A new type of software has been developed to ensure optimum control of automated handling systems for palletising applications. The PalletSolver software suite is designed by Yaskawa for use with its Motoman robots to enable faster development and integration of a robotic palletising system through user-friendly configuration, set-up and customisation and to facilitate maximum system uptime without compromising production schedules.  Full Story...

End-to-cloud IoT application software 16/01/2017
Advantech has rounding out its IoT applications for the end-to-cloud with the recently launched WebAccess 8.2. Full Story...

Simplifying real-time performance management and strengthening cybersecurity 23/10/2016
Metso Expertune PlantTriage, a control loop monitoring system, is designed to oversee process control loops night and day, diagnose and prioritise opportunities for improvements, and pinpoint major economic paybacks. Full Story...

Planning and simulation tool for Profinet networks 17/05/2016
A new software tool from Siemens has been developed for the design and simulation of Profinet automation networks. Full Story...

Gaining insight into the health of capital equipment 15/04/2016
NI has developed an enhanced version of its InsightCM Enterprise software, a solution that helps companies gain insight into the health of capital equipment for machine maintenance and operations. Full Story...

Centralised data management software solution 01/03/2016
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has released its Plant Resource Manager (PRM) software tool version R3.30 which represents an upgrade of its system for the centralised management of large amounts of data from plant monitoring and control devices and manufacturing equipment.  Full Story...

Intuitive data management for process analytical technology 02/02/2016
Siemens is expanding its data management software offerings for Process Analytical Technology (PAT) with the introduction of Simatic Sipat version 5.0, which allows users to monitor and control the quality of products in real-time during manufacturing.  Full Story...

Evaluation service aims to optimise IT asset management 22/12/2015
Rockwell Automation has released new software and enterprise evaluation services designed to help manufacturers and industrial operators better manage their assets and reduce risk.  Full Story...

Plant information management system offers improved data acquisition capabilities 06/10/2015
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has introduced Exaquantum R3.01, which is said to deliver a six-fold increase in data acquisition performance and can handle five times as many data points as its predecessor giving plant operators a more detailed understanding of their plant processes. Full Story...

Plant information management system offers improved data acquisition capabilities 06/10/2015
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has introduced Exaquantum R3.01, which is said to deliver a six-fold increase in data acquisition performance and can handle five times as many data points as its predecessor giving plant operators a more detailed understanding of their plant processes. Full Story...

Mobile capabilities added to enterprise manufacturing intelligence software 19/01/2015
New capabilities embedded into the FactoryTalk VantagePoint EMI v6.0 software from Rockwell Automation gives the freedom to use any digital device to easily access optimised performance metrics and data analytics from plant floors and machines. Full Story...

Software expansion for mobile process data management 06/01/2015
Siemens has recently expanded its Comos Mobile Solutions product family, bringing together the Comos software web-based solutions for plant engineering projects in the process industry, and enabling all those involved in a project to access relevant information at any time via mobile data terminal equipment, such as tablets or a web browser. Full Story...

Expanded simulation platform improves quality and productivity 20/11/2014
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.  Full Story...

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. Full Story...

Device management wizard offers centralised management 14/10/2014
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. Full Story...

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...



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