The 12 Most App-reciated Apps in Automation?!
2. Technik-App: sphinx open online Viewer
sphinx open online is a platform for online visualisation of mission-critical information.
This information is made available through existing standardised data sources of the firm, such data bases, field busses, ERP, MES or SCADA systems. The app is aimed at the needs of managers, controllers and monitoring personnel who have to know up-to-the-minute readings for electricity, water, gas etc. The device is essentially a viewer client for calling up and displaying panels. The app is pre-configured in such a way that it connects with a demo-server on the internet.
3. Technik-App: Data Dashboard for LabView
With Data Dashboard for LabVIEW, measurements can be displayed on the iPad,
with additional help from diagrams, display instruments, text-display elements and LEDs; communication with the system is also possible. This means that, without programming work for apps or websites, a connection can be made to network environment variables or data from web services.
4. Technik-App: EXTEND7000
The EXTEND7000 app displays alarms from SCADA and PLC systems on mobile appliances in order to inform repair and maintenance personnel immediately about irregularities in automated installations.
Combined with an integrated CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System), the app enables the maintenance team to react immediately to alarms and to prepare corresponding job orders on the mobile appliance in one working process. Due to this seamless integration of unplanned and planned repairs and maintenance, the decision-making process can be optimising using real-time information, thus reducing down-times.
5. Technik-App: eDrives
eDrives is an app for projectioning electric drives. eDrives enables an initial rough planning of a drive systems even at the at concept phase of an installation.
On the basis of a little input information, it is possible to test whether a drive can be realised in the given setting, or which performance figures are required from the drive. Switching between different European and American units system prevents errors that occur in manual conversion. Calculated results can be saved and sent by e-mail. Version 1.0 initially supports only spindle drives with toothed-belt stage and/or gears on the motor. The masses set in motion and external effective forces are transferred via intermediate mechanical elements to give the torque acting on the drive. The transfer of feed speed and motor rotational speed as well positioning resolution and resolution of the motor encoder is achieved in the same way. At the same time, the moments of inertia reduced onto the motor are calculated and output.
6. Technik-App: Phoenix Contact Safety
With this safety app, machines and installations can be checked as required by machine guideline 2006/42/EG.
Via a checklist, the users are led through the essential points of the machine guideline. At the end, you receive an overview of the criteria satisfied and/or open points which can be downloaded as a PDF for further processing. The app can furthermore determine the necessary performance level (PLr) with the risk graph according to EN ISO 13849-1 or work out the MTTFd value for a safety function. Both of these help in getting a feel of risk-assessment and the failure probabilities of safety functions. As a further feature, it is possible to call up current information on the functional safety technology via Facebook and to find contact persons from Phoenix Contact on the topic of functional safety.