Plant Engineering Software
Scheduling software manages resources Resource Manager 2001 is a low-cost planning and scheduling software package designed as an add-on to Excel.
Scheduling software manages resources
Resource Manager 2001 is a low-cost planning and scheduling software package designed as an add-on to Excel. It offers ease of use for small-to-medium firms and reporting capabilities and open integration for larger operations; and manages manpower, materials, and work centers in near real time. It includes detailed work center calendars and finite capacity scheduling in both forward and reverse modes.
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Process software speaks XML
Web Studio is a supervisory control, process monitoring, and operator interface software package for Windows NT/2000 and CE environments. It includes an object oriented database, math functions, report generation, archiving, alarms, batch recipes, and PLC interfaces. It also supports remote I/O and TCP/IP networking and imports/exports according to XML protocol.
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Isometric software works on a palmtop PC
I-Sketch Field is the first piping isometric software available on a palmtop PC. It is used by engineers to perform design alterations and capture as-built piping information on-site. The software allows verification of existing pipe configurations and the creation of new isometric drawings for tie-ins. Synchronization between the software used in the field and the companion PC-resident software enables information and adaptations made on the palmtop PC during the site visit to be transported into the PC-based program.
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Software supports calibration
QD3 Quality Documenter, Version 2, is Windows-based, 32-bit, database software to facilitate calibration work. It is designed for small-to-medium sized process plants, as well as service companies. The software communicates with the handheld MC5 multifunction calibrator and features batch communication with other calibrators and calibration stations. Error calculation can be selected as percent of span, percent of reading, or engineering unit. It includes database conversion, additional fields in query function, and online HTML help.
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Tuning software optimizes different PID parameters
ExperTune PID loop analyzer and tuner-advanced software allows the user to analyze and tune proportional/integral/derivative (PID) loops in industrial controllers. A setpoint filter combined with optimal tuning results in stable operation regardless of whether controllers are used in startup, switchover, or steady state operation. The setpoint filter is active only during setpoint changes, providing a smooth response to process upsets. Setpoint filter effects can be viewed offline before applying them to the process. Loop optimization reports are available, including analysis graphs, performance indices, loop diagnosis, and the actual setpoint filter.
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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.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey