HMI, OI

Wonderware’s FactorySuite 2000 aids performance

Free of the usual custom interfaces or traditional integration costs, FactorySuite 2000 from Wonderware Corp. (Irvine, Calif.) appeared to be one of National Manufacturing Week's main attractions. FactorySuite 2000 is a more tightly integrated team of simultaneously upgradable automation software components for developing plant-floor automation applications.

By Staff April 1, 1998

Free of the usual custom interfaces or traditional integration costs, FactorySuite 2000 from Wonderware Corp. (Irvine, Calif.) appeared to be one of National Manufacturing Week’s main attractions. FactorySuite 2000 is a more tightly integrated team of simultaneously upgradable automation software components for developing plant-floor automation applications.

FactorySuite 2000 is Microsoft Windows NT-based, provides a common-install procedure for its integrated application programs, and deploys a real-time relational database for its modules. These application modules in the client/server package apply Microsoft ActiveX for improved ease of use. The suite also includes the new 7.0 module of Wonderware’s InTouch human-machine interface program, which serves as FactorySuite’s common graphical user interface and client visualization portion, as well as an application explorer to enhance navigation among the integrated suite components. [For more Factory Suite data, see Control Engineering, March 1998, pgs. 29-32.]

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