Data Collection Software Includes Native Connectivity To Management Tools
Rockwell Automation has released FactoryTalk Historian Machine Edition version 2.2 software with native connectivity to the OSIsoft PI System. With the latest release, PI System users who employ Allen-Bradley ControlLogix controllers from Rockwell Automation now have an off-the-shelf, machine-level historian application that can transfer historical data to their onsite or enterprisewide PI System.
The native connectivity means that FactoryTalk Historian ME can automatically communicate with the PI System, allowing users to integrate their PI System with Rockwell Automation products to access a new level of visibility into production operations. Such scalable, historian applications can allow manufacturers to rapidly tap into manufacturing intelligence and make process improvements by leveraging granular, real-time and historical production data to improve product quality, speed time-to-market and support regulatory compliance.
FactoryTalk Historian applications build on technology licensed from OSIsoft and include additional capabilities inherent in the FactoryTalk software suite to provide integration with the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture. Rockwell Automation designed the FactoryTalk Historian ME application to work as a standalone, rack-mounted historian or to roll-up into a larger plant or enterprise historian systems. Data is accessible from different locations where users can view and analyze role-appropriate historical information.
With a modular historian, manufacturers can collect data in remote or hazardous locations and when speed and reliability is crucial, such as oil and gas, mining, pharmaceutical or water treatment applications. Additionally, machine builders can apply FactoryTalk Historian ME to prequalify the data collection of their machines, potentially reducing the time required for on-site installation, configuration and validation efforts.