Historian now offers native connectivity to OSIsoft PI system
FactoryTalk Historian Machine Edition version 2.2 adds additional functionality to help users quickly and easily optimise machine-level data collection for manufacturing intelligence.
We have announced the release of FactoryTalk Historian Machine Edition (ME) version 2.2 software with native connectivity to the OSIsoft PI System.
Scalable historian applications allow manufacturers to tap into manufacturing intelligence and improve product quality, speed time-to-market and support regulatory compliance by leveraging granular, real-time and historical production data.
FactoryTalk Historian applications build on industry-leading technology licensed from OSIsoft and include additional capabilities inherent in the FactoryTalk software suite to provide premier integration with our Integrated Architecture. We designed the FactoryTalk Historian ME application to work as a stand-alone, rack-mounted historian or to roll-up into a larger plant or enterprise historian systems. Data is accessible from different locations where users can view and analyse role-appropriate historical information.
With a modular historian, manufacturers can collect data in remote or hazardous locations and when speed and reliability is crucial, such as oil and gas, mining, pharmaceutical or water treatment applications. Additionally, machine builders can apply FactoryTalk Historian ME to pre-qualify the data collection of their machines, reducing the time required for on-site installation, configuration and validation efforts. In highly regulated industries, the application helps machine builders provide continuous uptime and reliability. Because a machinelevel historian is directly connected to the application controller, network connections are not necessary to data collection. As long as the system has a power supply, data gathering is assured.
Users also have more control over when data is transferred, which can save time and reduce costs. Transferring data can be expensive and every communications medium has usage limits. A machine-level historian can be programmed to transmit data to avoid peak-usage hours, or can be remotely directed to halt and recommence transfer if vital information needs to be prioritised. Once communication is reestablished, information from the period of isolation is immediately accessible.
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