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Vote for InduSoft Web Studio in the Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Awards!

 InduSoft Web Studio has consistently won awards for SCADA software, HMI software, and exceptional products and support. InduSoft won the Control Engineering Engineer’s Choice award in 2018 and 2019 for outstanding HMI software. This year, InduSoft Web Studio is once again … Continue reading

Using InduSoft Web Studio to Reduce Time-To-Market for Packaging Machines

Time-to-market is crucial for packaging machine builders due to the fast-paced nature of demand for packaging, changes in regulatory requirements, and rapidly developing technology. Reducing time to market is critical for the success of a packaging machine product line.

One key way to reduce time to market is to begin with flexible HMI software. Here are some important factors to consider when choosing your HMI software platform for your machines: Continue reading

Tips for Designing Multitouch HMI Applications in InduSoft Web Studio

Designing a top-notch interface for a touch-screen panel PC involves some careful planning. In addition to designing an HMI that is easy to use and intuitive, developers should also bear the medium in mind. Touch-screen technology represents some unique challenges to interface design, but by paying attention to details such as the physical environment the workspace and by adding in a margin of error, developers can design truly effective HMIs for touch-screen PCs. Continue reading

InduSoft Web Studio Symbol of the Week: Binary Displays

These binary displays can be used to display Integer tags in binary. They can be used for troubleshooting, to display PLC bits, or to understand how to use tag properties within symbols. For example the syntax #TagName:AnalogValue_->B0 is used to show bit 0. Continue reading

Vote Now! InduSoft Web Studio is a Finalist in the Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Awards

 InduSoft Web Studio has consistently won awards for SCADA software, HMI software, and exceptional products and support. InduSoft won the Control Engineering Engineer’s Choice award in 2017 and 2016 for outstanding HMI software.  Continue reading

InduSoft Web Studio 8.1 Service Pack Two Available for Download

InduSoft web Studio version 8.1 + SP2 is out and ready to download! This new version of InduSoft HMI/SCADA software brings some great new features and robust cybersecurity enhancements to offer you the best version of InduSoft Web Studio yet! Continue reading

When Industrial Automation Intersects Video Games

As long as there have been computers we’ve been finding ways to turn software into entertainment. The result of the innovation poured into creating video games has resulted in interesting ways to interact with and use our machines that are being applied to industrial settings. Here we’ve explored a few of the ways that industrial automation and modern video games have borrowed from and intersected with one another, and how video games may offer clues about what we can expect from industrial software in the future. Continue reading

IoT is Expanding Faster than Security Can Keep Up – That Doesn’t Mean Complacency is Acceptable

IoT has truly hit the consumer sphere, and it’s not unreasonable to expect that plants and industrial automation as a whole will soon be incorporating elements of the consumer IoT in the form of camera, motion sensors, thermostats, and more. Whether industrial or consumer grade, it’s rapidly becoming an expectation that the devices we use will be connected to the internet, and that the data they collect will make them more helpful to us. Continue reading