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.
Developed for use with general purpose conveyor controllers and high-end operator control stations, Cscape™ Version 4.0 by Horner APG (Indianapolis, IN) supports operator interface functionality with new graphic capability.
CTC Parker Automation’s (Milford, OH) Allen-Bradley Ethernet Driver allows use of its Interact HMI software for Ethernet communications to Allen-Bradley SLC-5 and PLC-5 controllers on the factory floor.