Deploy, Don’t Destroy: Wonderware Troubleshooting


Many developers encounter a common issue during the deployment of their system when upgrading or creating a new Wonderware System Platform galaxy. Before calling support or throwing the computer in a fire, there are steps that should be taken on all servers including the Galaxy Repository Server, the Application Object servers, the Terminal servers, Historian server, and all fat clients.

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Keeping Your Electrical Plant Healthy


How can you determine the electrical health of your plant and keep it healthy through electrical preventative maintenance? Preventative maintenance comes in many forms, but the general consensus is to be proactive vs. reactive with electrical issues. Electrical issues are often discovered too late and result in costly and lengthy shutdowns. By utilizing an electrical preventative maintenance program, you can identify potential issues while also ensuring safety of plant personnel.

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5 Steps for Concept Electric Room Layouts


Determining the size and layout of an electric room is often the first step in planning a new electrical project. Knowing where to start when the details of the electrical system are still unknown can be frustrating and overwhelming. Yet, there are ways to make the process of developing concept electric room layouts easier.

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Alarm Management


As a parent, my experience with young drivers has taught me to be cautious when choosing a first vehicle. A fender-bender may happen at some point, likely in a congested school parking lot. While searching for a vehicle for the third new driver in my family, the search criteria included: affordable price, marginal cosmetic, and fairly reliable.

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Serial is Not Dead


Everyone likes new things, especially in our industry. The fascination with all things new is quite common with industrial protocols. For instance, Ethernet is becoming exceedingly popular and as the “internet of things” gets a lot of play. However, many plants are full of legacy devices that are not on Ethernet. Yet, data is out there; data is everywhere and data can be relatively easy to access.

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