Monday, November 10, 2014

Embedded HMI Software Connectivity Capabilities

InTouch Machine Edition

 Wonderware InTouch Machine Edition is an HMI-software for intelligent devices and embedded operator-panels. It can be used wherever you would like to collect, pre-process, aggregate, contextualize and queue small data to be delivered to a big data system. It is designed to run in a small footprint and require minimum system resources such as drive space (including solid state drives) and memory space, and flexible install options are supplied as a license or preconfigured on the hardware. It also provides web client access to the machine HMI and connectivity to Wonderware System Platform and Historian.
Check out InTouch Machine Edition connectivity capabilities:
InTouch Machine Edition delivers sustainable value in three key areas:
  • Lowest total cost of ownership
  • Engineering simplicity
  • Powerful functionality
Contact us to learn how InTouch Machine Edition is perfectly suited for your HMI panels and embedded devices.





 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wonderware 2014 New Alarm Features

Watch this video as Clint Schneider, with Logic Technical Services, explains how new alarm features improves the operators ability to identify and address abnormal situations before they impact operations.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Wonderware InTouch Machine Edition - A Powerful HMI Solution

Watch this video as Lee Seneker, Director of Technical Services, explains how InTouch Machine Edition delivers sustainable value in three key areas:
  • Lowest total cost of ownership
  • Engineering simplicity
  • Powerful functionality     

Monday, August 18, 2014

Introducing some new features of Wonderware System Platform 2014

John Doll, from Logic Technical Services, explains some of the transformative graphics that will maximize user experience. Watch this video to see the significantly new content.

Make sure to attend our St. Louis Tech Expo on October 10th to discover more about Wonderware's 2014 release. Learn more and register

Thursday, July 24, 2014

2014 Wonderware Situtational Awareness - the ability to quickly and reliably spot when something is not right



With the new graphics library in the Wonderware 2014 release, operators can utilize situational awareness in order to identify, comprehend, and react to abnormal situations. Watch this brief video of Alex, in tech services, giving an example of how situational awareness can improve operator's responsiveness.

Make sure to attend our St. Louis Tech Expo on October 10th to discover more about Wonderware's 2014 release. Learn more and register

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Top 5 InTouch Development Tips

1. Secondary Source
Each access name can be given a secondary source. This results in redundant paths to a PLC. Select Special, Access Names, and choose an access name of your choosing. 



When enabled, the Failover button becomes active which allows the timing between failures to be manipulated. In intermittent networks, it's best to allow an amount of seconds before switching over to the backup.


 2. Change Default Font Size
Placing text or buttons on your windows can appear with small or unreadable font. Change the default font from Special, Configure, WindowMaker. At the bottom right, select text or button and adjust the settings.



3. True Fullscreen
WindowViewer comes with a titlebar and toolbar constantly showing. This coupled with the Windows Start Menu can make window creation and sizing more difficult. To make the WindowViewer experience truely full screen, go to Special, Configure, WindowViewer, and Window Configuration tab. Uncheck 'Menu Bar', check 'Hide Title Bar', and lastly check 'Always Maximize'.




4. Duplicate with a Pattern 
Creating duplicates or shapes or elements, it's typically important to keep them in line or at least follow a pattern. After first duplicating, move it immediately to the spot you desire and select duplicate again. Observe and breath a huge sigh of relief.




5. Delete Tags 
Has this ever been a problem? 


Wonderware has created a particular work flow for a tag to be deleted. If we deleted tags willy nilly, the animations throughout the application would be left orphaned without parents and all alone. No one wants to be alone. Except creepy people who hang out in basements all day.

First, run Special, Cross Reference, and search for the tag in question. Leave the default settings.



Delete or replace the tag everywhere it's being used. The resulting cross reference can be saved as a file for later digestion.


After the tag has been taken out of use, select Special, Update Use Counts. This will be the final blow against our rogue tag.


 The delete button has now become available.








Tuesday, May 27, 2014

And the password is...Security for PLC Access


Don't compromise the functionality of your processes by not implementing security settings on your GE PLCs. Security can be set to four different levels of access on your PLC. If a user types in the password for a particular level, then they have the ability to do different tasks. 

The four levels are shown here:
You can get to this screen by right clicking the online target and choosing Online Commands - Show status and then click the Protection tab.

By default all of the passwords will be blank. You have to click the passwords button and assign them individually as shown here:
Once the passwords are assigned, you then have to enable passwords in the hardware configuration.
Changing this will require a STOP download. Once this is complete you will have different levels of access available.