EC: FactoryTalk Historian Site Edition (SE) Software
Software – Applications: FactoryTalk Historian SE v2.2 from Rockwell Automation is a plug-and-play historian that automatically configures with existing equipment and feeds additional and more granular data into production and business systems to gather actionable manufacturing data to improve operations. This is a Control Engineering 2012 Engineers’ Choice honorable mention.
Manufacturers are looking for immediate access to real-time data that they can turn into insightful information that is visible and useful to people at every level of the organization. FactoryTalk Historian SE v2.3 from Rockwell Automation incorporates FactoryTalk VantagePoint software as its reporting client to aggregate historical, real-time alarms and events data, and provides users with consistent, powerful reporting tools. By utilizing FactoryTalk VantagePoint as the client, users can create reports using an advanced Trend Tool, XY Plotter, Excel Add-in, and dashboards, and publish them easily via a Web-based portal. This allows manufacturers to evaluate problems before they impact the bottom line.
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