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.

12/01/2000


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.

User Solutions, Inc.

www.UserSolutions.com

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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.

I nduSoft

www.indusoft.com

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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.

Alias Ltd.

www.alias.ltd.uk

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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.

Beamex, Inc.

www.beamex.com

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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.

ExperTune

www.expertune.com

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