Software Replaces Panel Computer HMI
Schneider Electric introduced InTouch Machine Edition to its Wonderware portfolio. Designed to run with modest hardware requirements and operable on embedded versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems, InTouch Machine Edition software is designed to meet the needs of end users, OEMs and machine and system builders while giving them scalability and tight integration with Wonderware Historian and Wonderware System Platform. Because it can directly connect to industrial data sources, the new software enables users to access the information they need in real time.
InTouch Machine Edition software helps customers integrate their information and automation systems. It can replace a traditional panel-computer HMI and offers more than 240 native communication drivers with connectivity to most control hardware. Its visualization, scripting, security, alarming, trending and recipe management functionality provides real-time data. Customers in regulated industries can access features that can be used as part of a 21 CFR part-11 compliant solution.
Wonderware InTouch Machine Edition provides integration with Wonderware Historian software. Store-and-forward capabilities save the information locally if the connection to the historian is interrupted and then subsequently forward that data to the historian when the connection is reestablished. Live data can be communicated to desktop versions of Wonderware InTouch, Wonderware System Platform and Wonderware InBatch software. Data can be used in scripts, alarms, history, recipes and graphics to enable monitoring of machine status and performance information such as OMAC PackML data and overall equipment effectiveness.