Rockwell Automation Updates FactoryTalk View HMI Software to Help Improve Operator Efficiency

By Craig Resnick

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Company and Product News

Rockwell Automation has updated its FactoryTalk View HMI software to help provide its users with better information to run and maintain their systems. New features in the FactoryTalk View software version 10.0 include greater access to information, new mobile device support and better cross-software integration to help improve productivity.

FactoryTalk View Site Edition

Operators can now use the TrendPro tool in FactoryTalk View Site Edition (SE) software to overlay alarm information on trend data. This feature can help them connect alarm occurrences with data-point values, which can speed up troubleshooting. They can also use the tool to save and share ad hoc trends with other users.

FactoryTalk View SE v10.0 also integrates the ThinManager software login into the FactoryTalk View platform. In the past, users had to separately log in to both systems. Now, they can bypass the second security point with an automatic login pass-through for simpler and faster operations.

For the process industries, the FactoryTalk View SE software introduces an abnormal situation management (ASM) multi-monitor framework. This feature allows operators to see different levels of data across multiple screens in accordance with standards-based ASM guidelines. It can also provide operators with more viewable information, helping them more efficiently run and maintain their systems.

The updated FactoryTalk ViewPoint software, which extends the FactoryTalk View SE software to mobile devices, now supports recipe management. This update allows workers to view and download recipes on the device of their choice. And now, with ViewPoint v10.0 software, FactoryTalk Alarms and Events alarm history is also available on their mobile devices.

FactoryTalk View Machine Edition

The FactoryTalk View Machine Edition (ME) software v10.0 adds design-time and run-time enhancements to help improve user efficiency and productivity. The HMI software now better supports restoring and upgrading legacy projects and helps improve usability when editing displays.

With onboard audit trails, audit data is securely stored in the terminal until it can be backed up, and for highly regulated industries, like pharma production, this supports requirements such as US 21CFR Part 11 or EU Annex 11.

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