Plant engineers, process engineers, quality engineers and plant managers today, all want a plant wide visualisation system that displays production data, reject data, uptime/downtime data, as well as messages that can be seen hundreds of feet away by all team members.
Many plants hesitate to install marquees, as the implementation of a marquee system can be cost prohibitive (typical implementation cost including software is 2-3 times the hardware costs).
Now, Uticor has introduced a smart marquee called the power marquee, which has revolutionised the application of marquees on the plant floor.
Earlier it took a minimum of two man weeks of software time as well as change or addition of new hardware to implement a new marquee.
The smart power marquee from Uticor cuts down the implementation cost to hours instead of weeks. It has not only the smarts of a data acquisition system; it has even a built in PLC if needed.
For those applications where a control network already exists, for example DH+, Remote I/O, Control Net, Profibus, CC Link, Ethernet IP, etc. all you have to do is to connect the marquee to the network.
No change in ladder logic required, and no change in any hardware is needed. All you do is: program the power marquee using Uticor’s windows based editor, in minutes.
The power marquee is capable of monitoring any tag/control variables/registers inside the control network on any PLC and generating corresponding messages.
In addition, it can collect data and analyse data. It has a powerful math engine that is capable of even calculating and displaying CpK values of a process.
Even available with built-in PLC:
For applications where it may not be convenient to access a PLC, the smart power marquee can utilise a 38 I/O built-in PLC to receive inputs from proximity sensors, limit switches, encoders, as well as temperature and pressure sensors, etc.
The smart power marquee is available from Balmoral Technologies .