Wonderware System Platform 4.0, Invensys Operations Management, augments real-time manufacturing integration

Invensys Operations Management announces availability of its Wonderware System Platform 4.0, enabling plant operators to more effectively manage and control equipment and processes, and information systems personnel to more easily integrate and make use of real-time manufacturing information.

04/12/2010


Wonderware System Platform 4 simplifies integration of all operations data, regardless of the source, says Invensys Operations Management.

Wonderware System Platform 4 simplifies integration of all operations data, regardless of the source, says Invensys Operations Management.

Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the process and manufacturing industries, today announces new customer-driven functionality with the release of its Wonderware System Platform 4.0 software.

As part of this new software platform release, Invensys continues to build out its open, industry standards based ArchestrA technology framework, it says in the April 12 announcement. Wonderware System Platform 4.0 software delivers new information services and capabilities, the company says, including new device connectivity functions, tiered historian capabilities and dramatic web visualization improvements, that enable plant operators to more effectively manage and control equipment and processes; information systems personnel to more easily integrate and make use of real-time manufacturing information; and for all personnel to be continuously up to date on their overall operations performance.

Benefits, capabilties of Wondware System Platform 4

- Standardization in development and run-time operations environment saves time and money;
- Integration of all operations data, regardless of the source;
- Flexibility and changeability to modify any aspect of the system to meet new needs or take advantage of new opportunities;
- Scalability to manage systems in size from 250 to over 1 million I/O connections, regardless of geographic location;
- Common plant model reduces complexity;
- Remote software deployment and maintenance;
- Extensible and easily maintained using template-based and object oriented structures;
- Powerful role-based security model;
- "Optimized for SCADA" network and communication features;
- Historical data collection and advanced trending; and
- Web-based reporting capabilities.
Source: Invensys Operations Management

 

 

 

Invensys says part of its strategy is to empower a wide range of production workers with easy-to-use visualization, reporting and intelligence tools. The System Platform software offers new tiered historian capabilities, designed to greatly simplify data time-stamping, information aggregation, retrieval and reporting, along with improved information security and disaster recovery across distributed operations. The platform historian is also available as a standalone offering, Wonderware Historian 10.0. The Information Server 4.0 component of the platform now provides the rich experience and performance of real-time ArchestrA graphics for web visualization, supporting a wide range of production workers with more functional and effective KPI reports and HMI graphics. Using the company's open platform, customer's graphical configuration efforts can be easily reused and managed across their manufacturing enterprises, as both Wonderware InTouch HMI graphics and inside their web applications.

"The Wonderware System Platform 4.0 software provides a single, scalable and open platform for SCADA, HMI, MES and EMI software, addressing the business and functional needs of industrial automation, operations and information personnel," said Steve Garbrecht, director, product marketing, Invensys Operations Management.

"Its plant-model based, integrated configuration environment provides a logical representation of the physical processes being controlled and supervised, enabling rapid configuration and deployment of component object-based industrial applications. This software platform solution allows our engineering teams, along with our ecosystem partners and customers, to accelerate flexible innovations that are aimed at achieving operations excellence," Garbrecht says.

Invensys plc is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ISYS.L), with approximately 20,000 employees working in 50 countries.

The company many the announcement on April 12, 2010. Learn more about Wonderware System Platform 4.0 software from Invensys at

iom.invensys.com/systemplatform .

 

Wonderware System Platform 4 has the plant model at the center, a representation of physical processes being controlled and supervised, says Invensys Operations Management.

Wonderware System Platform 4 has the plant model at the center, a representation of physical processes being controlled and supervised, says Invensys Operations Management.

 

Also read, from Control Engineering :

- Wonderware Enterprise Integrator v3.5 software from Invensys enables integration ;
- Improving HMI Functions at Pilot Plant ; and
- More news and products for information integration .
- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, editor in chief, Control Engineering , www.controleng.com.

 

 

 



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