Wonderware introduces Performance Software 3.5 for MES/SCADA

Jan. 21, 2009

Lake Forest, Calif. -- Wonderware has announced the release of Performance Software 3.5, the newest evolution of its equipment downtime and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) software, and an integrated module of the Wonderware comprehensive MES and supervisory software solution. 

Performance Software 3.5 features an ArchestrA technology-based configuration and visualization, providing a solution that is easy to set up for a single line, but capable enough to support enterprise-level asset performance strategies. The software is ideal for manufacturers that require a comprehensive equipment downtime and efficiency tracking solution that can be easily deployed across multiple plants.

Performance Software 3.5 is part of a unified supervisory and manufacturing execution system (MES) solution that can evolve as a customer's MES requirements grow, saving development costs and simplifying the number of applications that plant IT needs to service and maintain over the long term.

"When Cimnet was acquired, a key part of the strategy was to integrate the Cimnet Factelligence MES functionality with the Wonderware System Platform to unlock ArchestrA's scalability and extensibility benefits to customers needing to monitor equipment downtime and OEE," said Jim Frider, marketing manager for Wonderware.  "This has now been accomplished with Performance Software 3.5. As part of this release, Wonderware also is providing software migration tools and commercial upgrade paths to customers who have utilized previous Wonderware OEE offerings such as DT Analyst and Equipment Performance Module."

As part of Performance Software 3.5, Wonderware includes a new Utilization Capability Object. Complete equipment monitoring strategies can be configured using this application object, which can then be rapidly deployed in multiple instances for new applications. Monitoring strategies can be easily standardized to enable effective line comparisons.  In addition, system development costs are minimized due to significant reuse of applications engineering.

Enhanced .NET controls also are built into Performance Software 3.5 to provide operators with a fully interactive display capability. Using these controls, operators can gain insight into real-time equipment performance and provide structured feedback concerning specific equipment events. Extensive data filtering capabilities help ensure that operators are only seeing the information they need to drive improved asset utilization.