DAQFactory Pro 19.1 Build 2366
DAQFactory Pro 19.1 Build 2366
DAQFactory Provides The Tools You Need To Create Your HMI / SCADA Application With Ease.
EASILY ACQUIRE DATA
Acquire from Modbus devices, OPC, LabJack and more. Channels make for easy setup.
45 screen components and a 3600 symbol library, allow you to create the exact interface you want.
GRAPHING / TRENDING
Trend tags, calculations, anything. XY, 3D, waterfall and more...
Log to CSV, databases and others. Log to multiple locations
Powerful scripting engine gives you the ultimate in flexibility.Make DAQFactory do what you want.
Close loop control without the hardware. Built in or build your own.
Know when things go ary. And not just high or low.
Get notified. Share your data.
Unlike factory automation where the PC controls the machinery directory, supervisory control systems are used for overall monitoring and batch control of factory automation devices. This allows you monitor processes, change setpoints, perform logging and data analysis, and do alarming, all from your office PC or a separate plant floor PC. If you are using PLCs for factory automation, DAQFactory can connect to them over serial or Ethernet using one of several available protocols or through an OPC server and retrieve data and adjust set points. If you are using DAQFactory systems for your factory automation, or as HMIs on the plant floor, your office PC can connect to them using DAQFactory networking, allowing display and control of data in real time. Data arriving through DAQFactory networking appear in the DAQFactory system as regular data, so you can use all the tools you would use to create factory automation and/or HMI systems in your supervisory system.
One example of a supervisory system is at a resort in the Caribbean. The resort uses DAQFactory to monitor all the water systems, from fresh water and hot water for the resort guests to irrigation systems for the golf course. All the data is sent to a central monitoring room and displayed on giant 30" monitors. Built in alarming alerts staff when the hot water system fails in the middle of the night, allowing them to fix the problem before any guests notice. DAQFactory has also alerted them to water leaks that they didn't even know they had, saving valuable fresh water and of course money.
Acquire data from multiple sources, local and remote. Connect directly to PLCs through serial or Ethernet, or connect to DAQFactory HMI installations using DAQFactory networking. Bring all your data into one place.
View and analyze data on screen in real time. View multiple sites on a single screen for intercomparison and zoom in for site detail. Use the powerful trending, XY and 3D graphing for visual analysis. Utilize the advanced mathematical analysis and data manipulation tools to view results in real-time.
Perform batch control, adjust setpoints on any location. Perform manual adjustments or create automated supervisory control scripts.
Utilize the flexible logging. Create daily logs, log multiple data subsets, log to a database or local file. Email, or FTP daily log files.
Perform alarming with multiple notification options: screen flash, color change or other on screen indication, local horn or signal light, email, pager, or voice phone notification with acknowledgement.
Make changes on the fly: no need to stop and recompile every time you want to add a new screen element or make a tweak to script.
Human Machine Interface (HMI) software
Human Machine Interface (HMI) software
Use over 40 on-screen controls to provide a powerful user interface.
Replace switches, knobs and indicators with virtual ones, or use both. Use trend graphs and other components to provide your operators with additional information not normally available to them.
Log data for each operator for performance review and quality control.
Combine with a central DAQFactory SCADA setup for real-time centralized monitoring and control.
Make changes on the fly: no need to stop and recompile every time you want to add a new screen element.
An HMI allows you to replace physical knobs and switches with a computer. Its much easier, cheaper and faster to create on screen controls then it is to wire up a real control panel. DAQFactory is a powerful HMI tool that allows you to create an unlimited number of different screens out of 40+ on screen components simply by dropping controls on the screen and setting properties. Among those components are ones that you could never recreate on a physical control panel like trend graphs, waterfall graphs, and tabular data. By using DAQFactory, you can give your operators more power and control and more data to make good decisions on how your process is behaving. If a physical knob or switch is still desired, you can easily combine it with on-screen controls as needed.
Make Changes without Stopping
Unlike other HMI / SCADA packages, DAQFactory allows you to make changes on the fly, without stopping and rebuilding the application. So, if you decide you need to see a new trend graph of a tag after you already have your application running, you can simply create a new page, drop a new graph on to the page and tell it to plot the tag, all without stopping the application. With the appropriate license, you can even switch a runtime installation to development mode, make a change, and revert to runtime without ever having to stop and rebuild the application.
Not having to stop to make changes means zero downtime. You no longer have to stop your entire process to make a change and that saves you money.
If you are doing an experiment that requires continuous acquisition to maintain the state of the system you can now make changes without having to stop and restart your experiment from scratch.
Easily debug customer installations
With your development license on the hardware key option, you can go to a customer site that is running a Runtime installation of DAQFactory, insert the key, switch to development mode, make changes and debug your application, save the doc, pull the key and the system reverts back to Runtime mode without ever having stopped. In addition, since the runtime and development executables are the same, you don't have to install any additional software at the customer site to make edits on-site.
Faster and easier development
Since DAQFactory systems are always live unless you explicitly put it in safe mode, you can develop your application using live data. It is much easier to create your screens when you can see actual numbers. Plus you can build on each part, testing as you go without having to go through the typical, stop - edit - compile - run cycle. With DAQFactory there is no cycle.
Channels isolate I/O from user interface
Whether you have 10 I/O points or 1000, keeping track of your data can be difficult. DAQFactory's channels take care of the hard work for you. Channels are the center point of the DAQFactory architecture. They provide the link between your I/O and all the other components in DAQFactory. Creating channels is usually as simple as filling out a table. Each channel contains the details to identify your I/O and a name. The channel name is then used throughout the rest of DAQFactory to identify the I/O point. The details of the hardware does not need to be remembered. This also allows you to change the hardware without having to recreate all your screens and control loops.
Easy setup and complete control over your I/O
Simply creating the channel will start DAQFactory acquiring your data. No scripting required. The timing parameter allows you to specify how often you want DAQFactory to request data from your device. Each channel can have a different polling interval allowing you to acquire data at different rates from different I/O points. Other tweaks are also available at the channel level to allow you to average your data on the fly, control memory usage and networking. For total flexibility, combine channels with some basic scripting.
Conversions to convert data into desired units
Using conversions you can take DAQ values such as volts, bytes, words, milliamps, or any other value that might come from your device and convert them into proper engineering units. Conversions are not limited to just slope and line. Conversions are expressions and so you can use the full power of DAQFactory Expressions and its wide function support. To save time you can apply a single conversion to multiple inputs, so no retyping the same formula over and over again for each input or output.
Some devices require some extra configuration. This is made easy by using the device configurator for the device. The device configurator provides a configuration window for setting the properties of your special devices. This can be as simple as selecting the communication port parameters for a Modbus device, or identifying the I/O port of a PC104 card. More advanced configurators are available for other devices. For example, DAQFactory is an OPC client and the OPC configurator allows you to quickly browse and select your tags. This configurator even allow you to create your channels from within the configuration window simply by double clicking on the OPC tags.