Software & Computers


Conceptual modeler

PLS-Router is a simple-to-use conceptual modeler, designed for use in front-end engineering design (FEED), built on Bentley's MicroStation platform. It is the combination of a process plant layout system and an automatic 3D pipe routing system. The system delivers practical, cost-optimized piping routes. The total length of piping required can be determined as well as numbers of bends, material costs, and evaluation costs. Alias Limited Write 317 on PE card

Asset condition monitoring

System 1 Machinery/Asset Condition Management Release 3.0 extends the software's reach beyond rotating machinery into plant asset management (PAM), focusing on all industrial equipment assets. It is a modular and scalable condition monitoring software platform that provides a single, integrated tool for storing, accessing, and managing plant production assets with information, rather than simply data. Bently Nevada Write 318 on PE card

Mobile PLC control

PLC Pilot is application software that enables users to monitor and control PLCs from Palm-powered mobile devices. It supports the DirectNet protocol and interfaces with Koyo family of PLCs, eliminating the requirement for a personal computer when interfacing these devices in the field. The software also provides a general-purpose touch pad interface for reading and writing to PLCs. Pacific Microinstruments Write 319 on PE card

Asset tracking system

Security Asset & Maintenance Tracking System (SAMS) is software designed to track a billion items at a billion locations. Originally designed internally for fire equipment management to maintain compliance with OSHA, NFPA, and Factory Mutual (FM) guidelines, the software is now capable of tracking inventory and office equipment. It notifies users if equipment is damaged, needs repair, or is missing. Featuring seamless databases, security, text handling, and scheduling, the tracking system software is being released to outside companies for licensing. Caterpillar, Inc. Write 320 on PE card

Energy usage monitoring

EnergyDirector is a reporting and analysis software tool that helps users control energy usage and patterns. It monitors and measures the energy usage of any electronic point or metered service. The program shows current energy usage and allows users to generate reports and analyze current and historical data. Benefits include cost comparison against onsite generation; energy cost allocation; and remote control of lights, heat, backup generation and manufacturing processes. Eaton Cutler-Hammer Write 321 on PE card

Industrial-strength switch

Catalyst 2955 is a compact 12-port LAN switch that combines Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity with intelligent switching services, and is designed for deployment in harsh industrial environments. Features include security for controlling access to automation networks, redundant power supplies, network performance monitoring, simple equipment replacement, multicast traffic management, and deterministic control of critical control traffic. Cisco Systems, Inc. Write 322 on PE card

Internet connection CMMS

Reliability.iQ is a CMMS that allows plants to increase profitability with a customized equipment reliability strategy. The CMMS uses a common browser to enable users to instantaneously access equipment histories, open and close work orders, issue purchase orders, access reliability and maintenance information, calculate work costs, track performance, obtain online recommendations, and collaborate with reliability experts. HSB Reliability Systems Write 323 on PE card

Compact NEMA 12 keyboard

KIT6003 is a compact, NEMA 12, sealed keyboard with an integral 1.3-in trackball, in a painted aluminum enclosure. A drain hole below the trackball allows water to exit at the bottom, a feature that allows the trackball to be rated NEMA 12. The keyboard provides full 101/104 functionality. The full-size keys are made of molded silicone rubber and feature a 2-mm travel, tactile feedback, and hard gold contacts for high reliability. CTI Electronics Write 324 on PE card

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