Melissa Topp is senior director of global marketing at ICONICS, developer of the GENESIS64 HMI/SCADA automation suite.
In automation, many software and hardware technologies have been developed that allow companies the means to remotely monitor and control business processes from anywhere, via any device, at any time
There are as many ways organizations can create, store, move and retrieve data as there are ways to see, perceive and interpret it
Manufacturers looking to find answers quickly to complex problems within factories, buildings, and process control applications are using augmented reality.
To implement and maintain an efficient alarm management system, end users need to understand the requirements during the design phase and realize the advantageous features of an alarm management system.
Cloud: Data historians help manufacturers collect, store, and retrieve the massive amount of process-related data in cloud-based applications, comparative analysis, and quality improvement in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) when built into automation software eases integration with other systems and enhances security for a better expansion of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 concepts.
Iconics Version 10.9 of its Genesis64 HMI/SCADA and building automation suite includes universal connectivity with a wide variety of data sources including OPC, BACnet, SNMP, Databases and Web Services, and enhanced compatibility with OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA).
Cover story: Integration guidelines for human-machine interface and historian software should help organizations determine the best combination of data historian and HMI software components to turn big data into a big return on investment. See 9 best practice strategies in combined use of human-machine interface and historian software. Link to a video demonstrating an HMI’s historical data replay technology used with a robot in a smart, connected manufacturing environment.