Wonderware applauds users of winning applications
Wonderware Open 2008 competition winners included a water/wastewater agency, a brewery, an electric utility, and a materials manufacturer.
Las Vegas —Wonderware, a business unit of Invensys, announced the North American winners of its annual Wonderware Open 2008 competition, which recognizes innovative industrial applications in four categories: SCADA application, HMI application, enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) application, and manufacturing execution system (MES) application. Winners included a water/wastewater agency, a brewery, an electric utility, and a materials manufacturer.
Winners were selected based on the solution's impact on product quality, productivity, responsiveness and faster time to market.
Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) ce of Ontario, Canada. Wonderware has provided OCWA with the ability to create standardized applications that can be deployed at a central hub or across multiple sites in weeks instead of months.
Portland General Electric (PGE), eak loads on the grid by using the available aggregated electricity generated from customers' emergency stand-by generators as part of their reserve capacity system.
New Belgium Brewing Company of Colorado is the EMI application winner for its use of Wonderware applications to manage long-standing programs that reduce, reuse and recycle.ocesses, within 30 minutes.
Cytec Engineered Materials (CEM) of New Jersey won for best MES application.lities to address key business requirements, including integration of business systems to provide real-time information to customers, reduce scrap and rework, and increase production efficiencies.
The Wonderware Open competition is in its 14th year. Mark Davidson, vice president of global marketing, said, “With each year, Wonderware continues to be delighted with the business performance improvements, speed, and cost savings that are being generated by our customers and partner ecosystem…. the winners should be proud of their achievements in innovation to drive operational excellence for their businesses.” A separate contest is underway for applications based in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, he said, and winners will be honored at WonderWorld in Copenhagen, Denmarkin November 2008.
– Edited by Renee Robbins , senior editor
Control Engineering News Desk
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