InTouch Edge HMI is a customizable HMI designed specifically for the embedded and OEM applications where a small footprint and cost effective price are paramount. The compact footprint and full feature set enable OEMs, machine builders and end users to create intuitive, secure, and highly maintainable HMI applications for any industry.
The compact footprint of the InTouch Edge HMI makes it the ideal HMI for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). It can deploy and run on small panel PCs, embedded devices and machines and supports remote HMI access on smartphones and tablets without any client installations.
InTouch Edge HMI is a natural extension of the current Wonderware HMI portfolio and the perfect complement for customers who already own Wonderware System Platform or Wonderware Historian. It provides embedded devices, local PC-based HMIs, SCADA systems with unique functionality for connecting automation systems end-to-end.
The Wonderware HMI for machines – AVEVA InTouch Edge HMI enables OEMs, panel builders, and end users to quickly create intuitive, secure and highly maintainable HMI applications for intelligent machines and for a variety of low level devices using embedded operating systems.
Wonderware HMIs are especially well equipped to enable OEM partners to communicate with legacy software and systems. They also integrate with ERP and MES applications and can exchange communications with PLCs or SQL databases. The software also integrates easily with PLCs for servomotors, stepper motors, pick and place, and more. To ensure that machine HMIs offer this easy integration to OEM customers, Wonderware software is based on open architecture that adheres to multiple communications standards and patented SQL database connectivity.
Drawing on the capabilities now afforded by cloud computing and advanced connectivity, OEMS are beginning to innovate in the areas of machine support and maintenance packages. By empowering remote access and real-time monitoring capabilities, Wonderware HMI software makes it possible to offer preventive maintenance, quick troubleshooting tips or the ability to access machines and screens remotely for real-time service.
Because Wonderware HMIs are built with the same technology that runs Wonderware System Platform, OEMs and VARs have even greater capability to reduce the time it takes to develop and maintain their solutions. They are also able to broaden their offerings, resulting in increased sales and profits. Combining Wonderware software with an OEM or VAR system provides an affordable, easy-to-use solution that enhances the overall products’ functionality and flexibility and provides the end user with an enhanced experience and increased scope for future expansion.
With the advent of Internet of Things, not only will the number of embedded devices used for M2M data exchange increase, but demand for machine functionality will also rise sharply, including demand for inter-device interoperability, ability to exchange data with cloud-based systems and need for user-friendly remote configuration and maintenance.
Unlock and harness the machine data from your embedded devices by installing InTouch Edge HMI directly on your devices and expose it via your existing System Platform or archive it in a cloud-based historian using Wonderware Online. Enjoy limitless scalability.
InTouch Edge HMI enables a line of sight from Wonderware System Platform SCADA applications down to embedded machine-based small systems. Configure remote machines directly from System Platform.
Monitor machine status and performance against OMAC PackML data and OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) standards. Changes implemented in the InTouch Edge HMI applications update automatically to System Platform SCADA applications.
One InTouch Edge HMI integrates natively with the Wonderware Historian and Wonderware Online, displaying a common node for each machine across one or multiple sites. This enables remote monitoring of machine health and performance data and simplifies cross-site performance metric tracking and reporting. Regulatory compliance, data storage and reporting from a small device to multi-site could not be easier.
Data is accessible through standard SQL Server tools such as Excel or Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services. Store-and-forward capability saves information locally if the connection to the historian is lost and sends it to the historian when it is back online. InTouch Edge HMI can also communicate with a historian over a private WAN connection or satellite link.
The InTouch Edge HMI multi-touch interface allows development for any touch-screen enabled device. Use familiar touch gestures, like pinch for zooming and panning.