Plant Engineering Software

03/11/2002


Power monitor software supports load shedding

RSPower32 Version 2.0 is a Microsoft Windows-based program that supports Allen-Bradley power monitors by managing configurations and displaying real-time and historical data stored within the power monitors. It provides a view of a plant's electrical system by integrating power monitoring data into factory automation human machine interface (HMI) packages. The software allows users to measure, analyze, or control electrical power. It includes load shedding, distribution system monitoring, power quality monitoring, and demand management.

Rockwell Automation

software.rockwell.com

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Program simplifies fuse selection

Select-A-Fuse 3.3 is an updated Microsoft Windows-based fuse selection software tool. Available as a free download from the company's web site, the program enables electrical professionals to choose the appropriate overcurrent protection for low- and medium-voltage motors, power and control transformers, and general loads. It features expanded product cross-reference and updated fuse-sizing information.

Ferraz Shawmut

farrazshawmut.com

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Report generator includes scheduler

XLReporter is a reporting system that automatically manages workbooks, creates worksheets, performs data collection, and finalizes timely report generation. Completed reports are automatically sent to the local drive, remote drive, printer, or web server. Report design is performed in Microsoft Excel using tools, which include a tag browser, connection configurator, and schedule scripts. A simulator verifies the design before it is deployed into a live process. The software also includes a scheduler.

The Report Company

TheReportCompany.com

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Thermal imager captures in real time

MikroSpec RT is thermal imaging, storing, and analysis software that allows for remote camera operation, image capture, image analysis, and report generation in real time. Developed for Microsoft Windows platforms, the software uses open architecture and is compatible with virtually all Mikron IR cameras and control systems.

Mikron Instrument Company, Inc.

mikroninst.com

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Software controls valves remotely

SoftTools Suite Version 5.0 is a digital positioner management software family available in three editions. SoftTools LE is for remote operation, configuration, and device management; SoftTools SE includes diagnostics, signature tests, data logging, and performance tests; and SoftTools ME is for networked control loops. Features include the ability to remotely monitor, configure, calibrate, and manage a complex control valve system. Also included are asset management, configuration storage, multitasking, and communication monitoring with hardware alerts and alarms.

Flowserve Corp.

flowserve.com

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