Invensys Operations Management has announced the Wonderware system platform 4.0 software.
The Lawson M3 10.1 enterprise management system software includes specific features for food and beverage, manufacturing and distribution, and equipment service management and rental applications.
GE Intelligent Platform’s industrial gateway server (IGS) 7.5 driver can be used for data acquisition, visualisation and control with Proficy software.
ABB’s IRB 2600 multi-purpose robot features an optimised, compact design that offers a high payload capacity of up to 20 kg and a very wide working range.
The Proficy SmartStart packaging performance solution is a pre-built software and services solution that offers a low-risk approach to packaging performance. The solution helps users improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), production rate, availability and order fulfilment while reducing waste and labour costs by providing insight into high-speed packaging line operations. When fully implemented, users have claimed OEE increases on packaging lines of between 5% and 12% over time.
Happy with its Siemens automation, dairy manufacturer Bulla has taken the next step and increased its plant efficiency even further.
Xyris Software has recently released FoodWorks Nutrition Labelling 2009 (Version 6) software for use by food companies for producing nutrition labels under the Food Standards Code.
IT packages can provide tools for production support that enable potentials for optimisation along the entire process chain to be identified prior to rectification.
Memograph M visual data managers have been designed to offer users flexibility and freedom. The Memograph M can monitor up to 54 inputs and provide information on all process variables via its 7″, colour, TFT display. It can also store data, control the process and provide critical information via the web, email or mobile phone when users are not on site.
Omron has released a high-speed data logger, the ZR-RX70 Multi-logger. The loggers can be used to collect and observe sensing data and accept multi inputs in voltage, temperature, humidity and pulse. A logic format makes them practical in various fields.
Lawson Software has announced the general availability of Lawson Enterprise Search for the Lawson M3 product suite. This follows the April 2009 introduction of Lawson Enterprise Search for Lawson S3 customers.
VIPA Germany has released an intelligent, distributed I/O and PLC system named SLice IO, to cater for ‘per point’ low-density applications. The SLIO I/O system comes with a high-speed backplane that can be combined with VIPA’s 100 V, 200 V, 300 S and 500 S systems and future releases of SLIO CPUs.
Global drinks company Foster’s Group is deploying a Cisco collaboration and unified communications solution including IP communications to increase productivity and to drive operating efficiencies across its global enterprise.
Simplot Australia has selected IBM Cognos 8 as its new enterprise business intelligence (BI) tool.
Patties Foods is a leading Australian manufacturer, supplier and marketer of branded frozen savoury and dessert products. Founded by Peter and Annie Rijs in 1966 in a small cake shop in Lakes Entrance, Victoria, the company is now ASX listed and owns a portfolio of iconic Australian brands including Four’N Twenty, Patties, Herbert Adams, Nanna’s, Creative Gourmet and Chefs Pride.