New production execution and management software

GE Fanuc Automation Americas Inc., a unit of GE Infrastructure, has released Proficy Plant Applications Version 4.1, a new version of the company’s Efficiency, Quality, Production and Batch Analysis software application.

02/10/2005


GE Fanuc Automation Americas Inc ., a unit of GE Infrastructure, has released Proficy Plant Applications Version 4.1, a new version of the company’s Efficiency, Quality, Production and Batch Analysis software application. The software is designed to enable managers across process, discrete, and hybrid industries to gain insight into their operations for peak performance management. New Proficy Plant Applications Version 4.1 has advanced analysis and drilldown improvements, as well as enhanced security, auditing, 21CFR Part 11 and e-signature features.

Plant Applications supports GE Fanuc’s open and layered software framework, communicating with GE Fanuc systems and other applications to leverage a manufacturers’ installed base of equipment and enable faster ROI. Capabilities of Proficy Plant Applications include integrated quality management, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), production tracking, and recipe management.

Proficy Plant Applications is said to offer a unified, easy-to-configure “plant model” and notification service that enables users to define how products are manufactured based on actual plant layout, product specifications, and product routing instructions. Plant Applications automatically generates configurable intelligent key performance indicators (KPIs) and alarms so that managers can monitor performance and receive notification when exceptions occur. Managers can then make real-time changes to operations to improve performance.

The software’s improved connectivity and extensibility can reduce costs and complexities associated with the integration and connection to legacy systems and sources, the company says. This new version offers optional connections to OPC, Generic SQL, InSQL, and other systems and information sources. OPC Support and an advanced SDK allow end-users and systems integrators to extend the core Plant Applications offering.

Click here for more information on Proficy Plant Applications Version 4.1.

—David Greenfield, editorial director, Control Engineering, dgreenfield@reedbusiness.com





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