Alarm management system added to Unitronics UniStream
January 11, 2016 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Jan. 11, 2016 – The Unitronics UniStream’s built-in alarm management system claims to be designed in accordance with the ISA 18.2 standard guidelines for the implementation, operation, and management of alarm systems in the process industries.
The new system in UniStream, an all-in-one PLC + HMI, is supported by a recently released version of UniLogic, an application development software. Promising to be intuitive to implement and easy to operate, the alarm management system includes features that allow operators to detect alarms, analyze them, and take corrective actions. These features include the alarm banner, which alerts operators when alarms occur, and the alarm summary table that enables managers to review active alarms and perform any necessary actions. Another feature is the alarm status viewer, an interface that allows operators to view all alarms that exist in the system, check their status, disable and shelve them, and even to enter comments through the HMI virtual keyboard. According to the company, the system will help users reduce unplanned downtime, increase safety and improve operator and machine effectiveness.