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Building an Hour Meter in InduSoft Web Studio HMI Software

Have you ever needed an Hour Meter for a piece of equipment? Here’s a pre-built Hour Meter Linked Symbol for InduSoft Web Studio that you can add to your SCADA or HIM application. The Hour Meter displays elapsed time in 1/100 Hour increments (36 Seconds) up to 99999 Hours (around 11 ½ years) and has an indicator to show when it’s running (Figure 1). Continue reading

The Top 5 Free Alternative Energy Symbols for InduSoft Web Studio

InduSoft has been offering free symbols every week for over a year. Find them with our other free add-ons to InduSoft Web Studio for quick, easy enhancements to your InduSoft Web Studio project. As we continue with our Alternative Energy month, we’ve picked out a few of the best symbols for use in the industries such as solar, wind, and energy metering applications. Continue reading

Building a Rotating Indicator for Your InduSoft Web Studio Project

Sometimes an application calls for a rotating indicator, and this is especially true in some alternative energy or vehicle control applications. This can be a tricky indicator to build, since there is some detail needed in the instrument that is not obvious at first glance. Continue reading

How a Focus on the ‘Why’ of IIoT can Improve Connected Systems

It’s impossible to miss the countless articles that discuss the future of the Industrial Internet of Things, treating the idea that all our devices can and should be connected as a foregone conclusion. There is a barrage of figures to support the burgeoning industry – IIoT funding jumped 83% in 2015 (CBInsights)! China plans to invest $800 million into IIoT by 2015 (Accenture Strategy)! Continue reading

How to Increase the Shelf-Life of your HMI/SCADA Application

Whether you are beginning work on a new system or retrofitting an old one, it’s important to consider how well the software it operates on and how well the application itself will adapt to change. A lack of long-term thinking can leave business stuck with a SCADA/HMI software platform that requires frequent redesigns to incorporate new technology or expensive investments to replace obsolete software. Continue reading

About Execution Modes in InduSoft Web Studio HMI Software

The first time you install InduSoft Web Studio on a computer, the product runs for forty (40) hours in Evaluation Mode. This evaluation period includes any time you run a product module (engineering or runtime). You can use this evaluation period continuously or not; for example, 10 hours a day for 4 days, or 5 hours a day for 8 days, or 10 hours a day for 3 days plus 5 hours a day for 2 days, and so on. Continue reading

New Sample Application for InduSoft Web Studio: Pie Chart from the Custom Widgets Library

The custom widgets library, included in InduSoft Web Studio version 8.1 + SP1 (8.1.1), offers some great new tools for developing SCADA/HMI applications. One tool added in this service pack is an easy-to-configure pie chart tool. This sample application will … Continue reading

Make Sure You’re On the Most Recent Version of InduSoft Web Studio for Security Updates

The best way to ensure that your HMI or SCADA application is as secure and stable as possible is to keep up to date with the most recent version of the software. The current version of InduSoft Web Studio is version 8.1 + SP1 or 8.1.1. Continue reading