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COPA-DATA - Efficient Line Management and Batch Production News

COPA-DATA - Efficient Line Management and Batch Production

COPA-DATA Researches the Bridging of Geoinformation and Process Data Together with research partners from education and commerce, COPA-DATA has been working to connect geoinformation to important data from industrial process monitoring and process control since March 2012, as part of the SCADA::GIS Research Project. The objectives of the research work are more efficient and flexible production processes, as well as quicker and simpler identification of the sources of errors.
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COPA-DATA Launches the new Version of its Reporting Software zenon Analyzer Approximately one year after the last update, COPA-DATA has introduced zenon Analyzer 2.10 – the new version of their reporting software.
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COPA-DATA at SPS IPC Drives Germany 2013 In focus: Ergonomics, mobile solutions and energy management with Zenon.
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COPA-DATA’s zenon software meets TÜV SÜD requirements for certified energy data management The certification body of TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH has recently confirmed that the reporting and HMI/SCADA software zenon from COPA-DATA meets the defined requirements of the TÜV SÜD "Certified Energy Data Management" standard. The software therefore meets important criteria set out by the international energy standard ISO 50001.
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COPA-DATA expands sales network: SGE Engineering is new zenon SCADA Sales Representative in Turkey At the end of May COPA-DATA, the Austrian automation company, and the Turkish system integrator SGE Engineering announced their cooperation in the scope of a distribution agreement. The new sales representative thereby adopts the exclusive rights for Sales and Marketing of the HMI/SCADA software zenon in Turkey.
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Platinum Sponsors of the Formula Student Germany Project: COPA-DATA and Prozesstechnik Kropf help promote young talent COPA-DATA GmbH and Prozesstechnik Kropf GmbH are supporting Hof University of Applied Sciences in Germany as platinum sponsors of their entry into "Formula Student Germany" (FSG), an international construction competition for students that has been organized by the VDI Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V. (Association of German Engineers) since 2006.
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COPA-DATA establishes new branch office in Ludwigshafen am Rhein COPA-DATA Germany GmbH continues to promote long-term and sustainable growth and establishes a new branch office in Ludwigshafen am Rhein. The goal is to provide even better support and service to existing local customers as well as gain new customers in the Rheinland-Pfalz area. Furthermore, COPA-DATA has founded the "Competence Center Business Intelligence" at the new location, in order to meet the increasing demand for information analysis and evaluation solutions.
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zenon 7.10 supports full performance of Windows 8 zenon 7.10, COPA-DATA`s new automation software version is compatible with Windows 8 as of release and supports the complete performance of the new Microsoft operating system.
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COPA-DATA begins research project on intelligent user interfaces With the rise in the use of modern hardware technology in the industrial environment, such as Smartphones and tablets, there is also an increasing demand for new operating, interaction and visualization concepts. Within the framework of the research project "zenon Smart Interfaces" COPA-DATA is addressing these new market requirements and thereby extending its range of automation solutions for mobile devices.
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COPA-DATA introduces zenon 7.10 In March 2013, COPA-DATA will introduce a new version of its automation software. zenon 7.10 again focuses on the user and features pioneering technology, with its support of 64-bit, Windows 8 and Multi-Touch.
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COPA-DATA announces the winners of the zenon Challenge With the zenon Challenge an international competition was born - where the technical know-how, creativity and innovative spirit of automation experts are the key focus. The task of the participants is to build a model using zenon and a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit which would come to life with COPA-DATA’s control and visualization.
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Bausch + Ströbel uses zenon from COPA-DATA throughout the company Bausch + Ströbel is now using zenon from COPA-DATA as a company-wide platform for process and information management. The globally-active specialist machine builder uses the HMI/SCADA solution for machine operation, logging operational data and the control and monitoring of individual machines and production lines for the pharmaceutical, chemical and cosmetic industry.
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OPC Foundation certifies zenon OPC UA Server from COPA-DATA COPA-DATA was one of the first providers to introduce a fully-developed OPC client in July 2009. Around a year later, the integration of the OPC UA server into zenon followed, which has now been certified by the OPC Foundation.
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COPA-DATA at the SPS IPC Drives 2012 At this year`s SPS IPC Drives 2012, COPA-DATA is presenting the zenon 7 Product Family to a wide audience in Germany. Above all, zenon 7 distinguishes itself through its full Multi-Touch support, many more ergonomic enhancements, tools for efficient working as well as maximum performance and security. Due to the anticipated legal specifications for Energy and Environmental Management Systems, the HMI/SCADA specialist is placing additional focus on the monitoring and management of energy consumption. With zenon, customers can increase their energy efficiency and continually save on costs.
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COPA-DATA appoints Martyn Williams as new UK Managing Director COPA-DATA, the technological leader for ergonomic process solutions in automation has appointed Martyn Williams as UK Managing Director with immediate effect. Martyn will head up the UK operation as it continues to grow into new markets.
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Ergonomic Production Processes and Workflows: COPA-DATA Presents zenon 7 COPA-DATA introduces a comprehensive portfolio of software products for integrated, ergonomic automation solutions. The new zenon product family, consisting of four tailor-made products, covers the complete range of automation from sensor to ERP. For industry-specific projects in the pharmaceutical industry, users are now additionally offered a zenon Pharma Edition.
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A simple change of system: Converter from COPA-DATA imports projects from WinCC into zenon The automation specialist COPA-DATA has launched WinCC-to-zenon Converter, a tool that makes it possible to easily convert projects into zenon. Using a wizard, the WinCC-to-zenon Converter assists Siemens WinCC automation software users to easily and safely switch to the HMI/SCADA system zenon from COPA-DATA.
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New Seal of Quality for COPA-DATA: KEMA Certification for Zenon IEC 61850 Client Driver The international automation expert COPA-DATA received another accreditation for its zenon software: the zenon Client Driver, developed in-house to meet the IEC 61850 energy technology standard, has been certified by the international testing body, KEMA.
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Including Customers in Innovation Processes: COPA-DATA uses Open Innovation Innovation has been a significant part of the philosophy of the international automation experts COPA-DATA since the start of its product development. With an ethos of open innovation and its own online community, the software manufacturer is now inviting its customers to be involved more actively with ongoing product development and innovation processes.
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COPA-DATA and COPALP Support: VIZIMAX Achieves KEMA Certification VIZIMAX, Inc., a global provider of Smart Grid automation solutions, announced today that its RightWON™ product line is now fully compliant with IEC 61850 Server + GOOSE specifications, and that these communication features have been certified by KEMA’s testing facilities for energy and utility industries.
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Entry Into the Asian Market: COPA-DATA Opens Office in Korea In 2011, COPA-DATA’s latest national office started trading in Seoul, Korea. With this entry into the Asian market, the Automation Expert is sending a clear signal about its intentions of further international expansion.
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COPA-DATA Establishes Subsidiary in Poland COPA-DATA, the international Industrial Automation Software developer is investing in the Central and Eastern European area. This follows the founding of new subsidiaries in USA, Europe and Asia. A new subsidiary has now been founded in Poland under the management of COPA-DATA GmbH Central Eastern Europe (CEE), a subsidiary founded in 2009.
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VIZIMAX Smart Grid Automation Platform Certified by KEMA: RightWON product now IEC 61850 Server + GOOSE compliant VIZIMAX, Inc., a global provider of Smart Grid automation solutions, announced today that its RightWON™ product line is now fully compliant with IEC 61850 Server + GOOSE specifications, and that these communication features have been certified by KEMA’s testing facilities for energy and utility industries
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Increased Usability and Better Performance: COPA-DATA Presents zenon 6.51 The European automation company, COPA-DATA, is launching a new version of its HMI/SCADA software, zenon, this fall. The sale of zenon 6.51 starts at the end of September. zenon users will benefit from additional communication options, improved user friendliness, more efficient engineering and increased performance.
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Open System for Interoperability: COPA-DATA Expands zenon With an OPC UA Server An integrated flow of data is the basic prerequisite for communication between several systems. It is a particular challenge when different systems must communicate with one another. One technology that can meet this challenge is the international standard OPC UA. In July 2009, COPA-DATA was one of the first providers to present its fully developed OPC client. The European automation experts have now integrated the new OPC UA server into the current version of its HMI/SCADA system, version 6.50. In addition to the encrypted exchange of data, this also makes it possible to send alarms and their acknowledgements.
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Test Automation as it is Used in Practice: COPA-DATA Expands Simulation Mode for zenon From aviation through to business processes – simulations ensure safety and reduced costs in many industries. To meet this need, the European automation expert, COPA-DATA has now equipped its HMI/SCADA tool with new functionality: a programmed driver simulation and project simulation which can simulate automation projects covering entire facilities without the need for any hardware to be connected. For the user this means equipment is put into operation more quickly and more safely, training can be more realistic and analysis of live situations is comprehensive.
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VSTA for zenon: COPA-DATA Integrates .NET for Automation The European automation experts COPA-DATA are opening up new possibilities for their customers to customise their system with the comprehensive integration of .NET. The zenon HMI/SCADA system has been designed for open interfaces and diverse connection possibilities since the nineties. From version 6.50, with the integration of Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA), it also offers the possibility of expanding zenon with the object-orientated .NET and automating the engineering.
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COPA-DATA Strengthens its Marketing Team: Mirjam Riesemann Becomes Head of Global Marketing Thomas Punzenberger, CEO of the European automation company COPA-DATA, hands over responsibility for the management of marketing to Mirjam Riesemann on 1 May 2010. Riesemann will take over management of the international marketing teams at the Salzburg headquarters.
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zenon Ensures Consistent Information and Quality in Automotive Production To support planning and quality assurance in automotive production, COPA-DATA is developing the "Dynamic Car Manufacturing Interface" (DCMI). This solution ensures safe and efficient manufacturing processes as well as an integrated flow of information in all stages of production – from HMI/SCADA systems through to MES and application of QA. COPA-DATA GmbH Germany’s DCMI project is supported by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.
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Automation: Skins Improve Security and Usability Panels in automation equipment are subject to different conditions. Light, reflections, weak contrast and individual perception of colors play an often-underestimated role. Difficult to read information and unclear user elements lengthen reaction times and increase the likelihood of incorrect operation. The European automation experts COPA-DATA have added Chameleon Technology to the new zenon 6.50. This provides skins that are easy to implement using centrally configurable and switchable color palettes.
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