The Allen-Bradley MobileView portable, wireless human-machine interface (HMI) devices from Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI) can be used while moving around a machine, down a production line, or throughout an entire plant for greater worker and plant productivity.
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FEMC (Bedford Heights, OH) piston fillers are now equipped with Allen-Bradley programmable logic controllers and interfaces from Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI) that control nearly every aspect of the filler’s operation.
NWM Quality Monitor 2.1 from Northwest Analytical (Portland, OR) is designed for plant-floor quality data collection and SPC charting. Features include a visual Wizard-based operator interface designer; flexible design to allow for simultaneous viewing of weights, dimensions, measurements, and more; illustrated SOPs; multiple source input allowing for data collection from keyboard, measurement devices, and bar-code readers; and integration with other manufacturing data systems.
CTC Parker Automation (Milford, OH) has developed an updated version of MachineShop™ software for developing HMI and machine control applications. Version 1.01 features more than 20 new enhancements, including a configurable memory model that can double the program and system memory.
SoftPLC (Austin, TX) and InduSoft (Austin, TX) have interfaced their products, making it possible for a SoftPLC controller to have an HMI, data acquisition system, and connections to both wireless instrumentation and the Internet.