Rockwell Automation has released enhancements to its FactoryTalk View HMI software with updates to FactoryTalk View Site Edition (SE), Machine Edition (ME) and ViewPoint software.
FactoryTalk View v12 provides its users with a more modernized design environment with a new look and feel, more simplified user experience, and improved design efficiency. An updated application explorer helps users to more logically organize graphic displays in folders and subfolders, and a new searchable toolbox helps to makes it easier to find and add graphic objects to displays. The design environment user interface now matches that of Studio 5000 Logix Designer.
FactoryTalk View SE v12 provides an improved operator experience, with expanded data access and more enriched graphic displays. A new SQL database connector and data grid object can provide critical information for making production decisions. Automatic diagnostics give operators access to device diagnostics provided by the Logix controller. Displays created with scalable vector graphics (SVG) graphics provide an improved visual representation of the system operators are interacting with.
FactoryTalk View SE v12 also introduces a new redundant server license that helps to reduce the costs for users implementing a redundant HMI system. And it can provide additional value to FactoryTalk ViewPoint by supporting the data grid object, automatic diagnostics and OSI PI data trending.
FactoryTalk View ME v12 adds industry-specific features, such as a new XY plot, which can help to improve quality by showing a machine’s actual axis position against its planned route. In addition, enhancements to recipe audit functionality allow users to track recipe value changes to help meet data integrity requirements.