EC: Monitouch V-SFT
Software - HMI software: Fuji Electric Corp. of America Monitouch V-SFT configuration software is the only tool needed to easily develop applications for all Monitouch HMIs. This is a Control Engineering 2011 Engineers' Choice (EC) Award winner.
Monitouch HMI designs software with features originating from our experience as a contract machine builder and custom panel shop since 1960. Our experience coupled with customer input has created highly functional, time saving software packages that provide engineers the tools to accomplish most any task. Our software is designed to put efficiency and creativity back in the hands of engineers. Fuji's Monitouch HMI configuration software is the only tool needed to develop applications for all Monitouch HMIs.
V-SFT-V5 comes with new features including simulator, drag-drop from parts library, trending, recipe, and alarm functions. An intuitive Wizard guides you through the development process step by step to help you design your screen and reduce development time. Creating or modifying applications can be done quickly and easily.
You can easily customize your screen with access to: Graphics library, including 3D images, Multi-language available (Spanish, German, French, Italian, Korean, Chinese, Japanese), Powerful scripting, Eight-way communication configuration with extensive driver list for PLCs, VFDs, etc. Easy screen conversion with all Monitouch screens and different sized screens. Error check mode gives you detailed information and jumps you to the item/screen, Security function with 15 levels, Tag database, Database integration (SQL, MSDE), 21 CFR Part 11 available for record keeping.
With Monitouch HMI programming software, V-SFT-V5, you can enjoy free upgrades for life and email notifications of new releases. New drivers and features are released approximately every 2 months. Fuji Monitouch HMI has been globally recognized and is supported around the world.
Fuji Electric Corp. of America
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