EC: FactoryTalk View Machine Edition (ME)
Software - HMI software: Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View Machine Edition (ME). Provides manufacturers with visualization solutions that ease development and maintenance time, and provide the critical real-time production data they need to quickly make informed business decisions. This is a Control Engineering 2011 Engineers' Choice (EC) nominee.
FactoryTalk View Machine Edition (ME) is a machine-level human-machine interface (HMI) software that supports both open and embedded operator interface solutions for monitoring and controlling individual machines or small processes. FactoryTalk View ME allows for a consistent operator interface across multiple platforms, including Microsoft Windows CE, Microsoft Windows Vista, and XP solutions. Users can gain efficiencies through this familiarty. FactoryTalk View ME 6.0 software includes a new extensive graphics library, enhanced color animation capability and access to a multi-language font library. The latest version supports Windows 7 and is the first release to have VMware-ready status. All contributes to easier start up and commissioning. This version of FactoryTalk View ME also supports FactoryTalk ViewPoint software, a thin-client, Web-enabled HMI application that extends access to FactoryTalk View ME displays and dashboards to users anywhere by providing remote access for Web browser-enabled devices.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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