New Alarm Management System Added to Unitronics UniStream PLC + HMI
Intuitive to implement and easy to operate, the UniStream Alarm Management System includes a number of features that allow operators to detect Alarms, analyze them, and to then take the proper corrective actions. These features include the Alarm Banner, which can immediately alert operators when ...
Intuitive to implement and easy to operate, the UniStream Alarm Management System includes a number of features that allow operators to detect Alarms, analyze them, and to then take the proper corrective actions. These features include the Alarm Banner, which can immediately alert operators when alarms occur, and the Alarm Summary table that enables managers to review active Alarms and to perform any necessary actions.
Another feature is the Alarm Status Viewer. This interface allows operators to view all of the Alarms that exist in the system, check their status, disable and shelve them, and even to enter Comments via UniStream’s HMI virtual keyboard. In addition, the system supports state-based Alarm Suppression options, which allow the programmer to optimize alarm reports, prevent ‘nuisance’ alarms from occurring and avoid alarm flooding conditions.
“Our new Alarm Management System will allow machine builders and automation control engineers to reduce unplanned downtime, Increase safety, improve operators’ effectiveness and improve the machine/ process performance and productivity” said Ofer Farkash, product manager for UniStream systems.
The Alarm Management System is easy to configure via UniLogic, the all-in-one application development environment for all application aspects of UniStream HMI + PLC controllers.
User-friendly UniLogic allows programmers to create a variety of efficient alarms, and to tailor the HMI components of the Alarms system to suit the exact requirements of different automation systems and applications. An optional Advanced Configuration section enables programmers to optimize Alarm announcements. A binary Alarm log file is used by the Alarm Management System for logging all alarms data as well as operator control actions.
All of these UniStream features empower automation engineers and machine builders to develop safer and more efficient applications.
The Alarm Management System is included in the latest UniStream and UniLogic software release, which may be downloaded from the Unitronics website at no charge.
Published by Unitronics Inc. on 30 Jun 2015
For more information send an inquiry directly to Unitronics Inc.
MSI Tec Uses Vision570™ to Control the City of Tucson's Natural Gas Engine Well Pumps
Unitronics distributor, MSI Tec, was put to the task of designing a control panel for the natural gas engines at the City of Tucson's well pumps. The control panels would need to be installed at 43 sites around the city. The cost per engine and shaft can be greater than $400,000. Rapid changes in RPM can cause a large column of water to shift up and down quickly and become a very expensive jackhammer, so a robust and reliable controller for these control panels was a necessity.
How can brewers achieve impeccable product consistency?
Implementing automation and industrial control can help small brewers produce consistent, high-quality beer with the reliability of their big-name competitors. Unitronics all-in-one PLC+HMI controllers offer a user-friendly, cost-effective solution with all of the key capabilities that brewers need to achieve impeccable results.
UniStream PLC + HMI – Now with EtherNet/IP™ Support
UniStream, the award-winning PLC + HMI all-in-one controller now supports the ODVA’s EtherNet/IP™ Industrial Ethernet standard. Unitronics announced that UniStream successfully passed the ODVA conformance test, and has been certified as compliant wi...5 Jun 2015
UniLogic HMI + PLC Software New Release Supports Streaming Video, SNMP, and more
UniStream™ exemplifies Unitronics' all-in-one philosophy: PLC and HMI in one unit with personalized tech support and a unified programming environment, all in one convenient, customer-friendly package. The All-in-One HMI + PLC programming software, ...5 Jun 2015