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Developing a Plan for Updating Legacy Systems

The case for and against legacy systems

It’s not uncommon for SCADA and HMI systems to run to the point of failure, but is that really the best way to ensure future growth and stability? It’s time for companies to evaluate how much their legacy systems may be costing them in terms of reduced productivity and long-term stability. It’s entirely possible to update legacy HMI and SCADA projects to better, more stable software, without undoing all the hard work of designing the system in the first place.  Continue reading

InduSoft Web Studio Symbol of the Week: Simple Minimal Symbols

These are minimal, simple, easy-to-understand symbols for InduSoft Web Studio SCADA/HMI software. For the bar graph and sliders there are 2 variations, with and without a scale. The clocks are 12 hour with AM/PM, and one displays the day of the week. The Push button is only momentary. You can change the on/off text (OnLabel/OffLabel) for the Push Button and Pilot Light. Continue reading

Using Multi-Touch for a Single InduSoft Web Studio Screen

In InduSoft Web Studio it’s possible to configure multi-touch gestures in order to help zoom in or rotate and bring to focus information on an object or a single screen. This particular use could include creating a screen background with a schematic or process diagram that is too complex to view when looking at the whole screen. We’re showing this functionality today on a wind power application to mark our month of alternative energy, but this can be applied to almost any InduSoft Web Studio project. Continue reading

InduSoft Symbol of the Week: Flow Meters

These symbols offer attractive flow meters for remote or virtual metering. The buttons have not been pre-set, in order to offer maximum customization options. These symbols can be used in solar and wind, building automation, or any application that requires metering. Continue reading

InduSoft Symbol of the Week: Mini Trends

These great looking trends are this week’s symbol of the week. Use them in your dashboards to give contextual trend data to your values. Trends like these make it easier to see a gradual decline in efficiency or a slow creep toward machine problems, instead of only getting an alarm when it’s too late. Trends put data in context and make it much easier to understand and act on. Continue reading