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Finding the Automation Employees of the Future

It’s easy to focus on the technology of global industrial automation, but it’s important to remember that people will power the innovations and developments of the future. This week we are taking a look at some of the ways that the changing workforce may affect automation, and how employers can align their values with these trends to find the best employees for the next generation of automation. Continue reading

The Growing Demand for Business Intelligence from HMI/SCADA

The rapid growth of cloud computing, big data, and IoT communications have changed the landscape for SCADA/HMI systems. Where once it was acceptable only to monitor and control process, the capabilities for interconnected systems have increased demand for multi-purpose data. … Continue reading

How Are Driver Messages Prioritized and Sent in InduSoft Web Studio?

The way that Driver Task Messages are placed into the Driver Messages Queue in InduSoft Web Studio SCADA software depends on two factors: Timestamp and Priority.

Messages with higher priority are executed before messages with lower priority, regardless of their Timestamps (time when the messages were triggered). Messages with the same priority are executed according to their timestamp, in a FIFO (First In, First Out) manner. Continue reading

InduSoft Web Studio Symbol of the Week: Sliders, Horizontal and Vertical

These two symbols for InduSoft Web Studio SCADA/HMI projects are very clean and simple horizontal and vertical sliders that allow you to quickly add ways to adjust settings on a sliding scale. These fit neatly into projects and aren’t too distracting for the operator.  Continue reading

InduSoft Symbol of the Week – Plastic Injection Molding Machine Temperature Faceplate

When creating a HMI application for plastic injection molding, temperature set points and monitoring are crucial. This new symbol for InduSoft Web Studio makes it easy to get started.

This symbol will work as-is for many new injection molding machines, but as always, InduSoft Web Studio symbols are easy to customize. Continue reading